Originally Posted by JJW97
The Flagstaff Superlite 27BESS looks perfect except the tonge weight is about 70lbs to heavy. I'm not sure how that affects things, or is it less relevant with a hensley hitch or something similar?
Hensley, Propride, or any of the hitches are still bound by your tongue weight limitations of the truck.
Weight distribution hitches still realize the tongue weight, they just help to distribute that weight across the length from your front axles clear through to the trailer axles.
Pound for pound, the truck is limited by the manufacturer's ratings, which is stated to prevent failure of the structure, failure to maintain control, and failure to safely prevent a mishap when an evasive maneuver is needed.
...and to quote Viper "Top Gun rules of engagement are written for your safety and for that of your team. They are not flexible, nor am I."
But seriously, overloading or running at the max leaves no margin for error.