I have a 2005 Nissan Titan and a 2012 sandstorm 203 slc. I use a 1200/12000lb Equalizer hitch. According to Nissan the trucks gwr can be 6522lb and the the max trailer weight can be 9300lb. Which is 15822lbs,, but Nissan says Gcwr of 14822. So how do they come up that when you add the two and its 1000lbs more? And also on the website it show curb weight of 5259 for the model I have and a payload of 1842 which is 7101 gwr not 6522 and then add a 9300 towing capacity and that's 16401. So which is it 14822, 15822, or 16401 Gcwr.
Honestly I don't think I will ever go over 15822 but I was close to 14822. The heaviest my hauler ever was and probably will be is 6800. And I will admit my truck was over the gwr by about 700lbs going off the 6522 gwr. I will need to work on that. But can someone help me try to understand all this.
My truck has a trailer town capacity of 9300 lbs, and a GVWR of 9300 lbs, adding up to 16,500 lbs. My GCWR is 15,000.
If you are going to have a trailer that weights close to the maximum of your tow rating, then you must keep the weight in the truck minimized to stay under the GCWR. If I were to pull a trailer of 9300 lbs, I would need to keep my truck under 5700 lbs.....impossible for me as the truck weighs close to 6000 lbs. with me in the seat and a few personal items and add-ons installed.
Welcome to the world of mis-leading advertising for 1/2 ton trucks.
BTW, many heavy duty trucks also have this problem, but with bigger weights, of course.
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2006 Ford F150 Super Cab 4x4
2008 Surveyor 263
Truck-2005 Nissan Titan 4x4 6.5 foot bed. With big tow package.
Gvwr says 6522lbs or 7104lbs. Pay load 1800 lbs. max trailer weight -9300lbs
3.36 rear end which Nissan says similar to a 4.10 with a 4 speed tranny mine has a 5 speed.
Engine is 5.6L rated at 305hp and 379 lbft. I have a cold air intake, exhaust and a bully dog programmer.
Toy hauler- 2012 sandstorm 203slc
Dry weight is 5600lbs