Originally Posted by ependydad
Interesting- it seems like you're going to max out the to the weight before you're able to hit the max trailer weight unless you really fight for 10% tongue weight. I wonder how trailers do with sway with that percentage of tongue weight.
If you ever had a trailer at both limits (11,500 and 1,150), you would not be able to have any passengers nor cargo in the truck. Max tow rating is (typically) only usable with an empty truck + driver.
So when you add the spouse, a couple of kids, and some cargo in the bed, you end up with only around 10,500 lbs actual/net towing capacity. If you still have enough payload capacity (?) for the full 1150 TW, that's 11%. And if you (hopefully) add in a little more cushion for safety, the percentage goes up more.