Advice? I'm in the market for a new (or new to me) tow vehicle and probably will buy a Ford F150 SuperCrew 3.5L Ecoboost 4x4. I'm getting the 4 door to carry passengers. To park it in my garage I have to stick with the 5.5' box. That limits the payload capacity to 2060#.
Our current trailer (21DK, below) has a GVWR around 5000#. We plan to upgrade but not to more than around 23' and 7000# (e.g., Rockwood 2304DS
). We just don't want anything bigger.
We'll take that on trips including western mountains. I doesn't bother me if the gas engine revs up climbing high passes as long as it doesn't overheat and is operating within design specs.
With that in mind, am I correct in thinking the 2000# payload should be enough for a 750# tongue? Getting a 6.5' bed gets me another 800# but that's a lot of truck for what will be my daily driver in the city most of the time, and I can't park it in the garage.
As far as my payload is concerned it would be, at most, 700# in passengers, a 60# dog and couple hundred pounds in the bed. (Honda 2000 generator, gas can, and some personal gear.) More likely the passengers load will be half that.