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Old 01-22-2016, 08:25 AM   #11
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Is my trailer too heavy for my truck??

Empty dry weight means nothing.
Average user added weight is 1000 lbs.
95% of the time you'll go over your pin weight on your truck long before you reach max tow.

Look at your cargo carrying capacity sticker on your truck door or door jamb.



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Old 01-22-2016, 08:27 AM   #12
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Dry tongue weight is 663# ◊ 1.5 is 828.75#. Max payload is 1531#. Sound ok?
I wind up pulling about 600 pounds out of my payload before I even start on the trailer. 350 pounds me/wife/dogs, 150 bed rolltop, 100 pounds side bars. Then there is what goes in the bed: generator, grill, inflatable kayak, "stuff" for another 200 pounds. My payload that starts out at 1820 is now down to 1,000.

The trailer dry hitch weight never includes trailer options, battery, propane tanks, the effects of what you load in the trailer. I think you could add another 200 pounds to the dry hitch weight quite easily. Don't forget the weight of the weight distribution hitch.

My guess is that you will be over your payload capacity. But, you now have enough information to figure it out for yourself.
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Old 01-22-2016, 08:31 AM   #13
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Dry tongue weight is 663# ◊ 1.5 is 828.75#. Max payload is 1531#. Sound ok?

663X1.5 = 994?

I don't know what 1.5 relates to?

If the 663 is even accurate.....633+ 2-30 pounders = 110 + battery @ 42 = 785. I'd guess another 200 at a minimum for anything in the trailer ahead of the axles less the offset of stuff behind the axles.

I would anticipate the hitch weight to come in around 1000lbs.
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Old 01-22-2016, 08:34 AM   #14
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663X1.5 = 994?

I don't know what 1.5 relates to?

If the 663 is even accurate.....633+ 2-30 pounders = 110 + battery @ 42 = 785. I'd guess another 200 at a minimum for anything in the trailer ahead of the axles less the offset of stuff behind the axles.

I would anticipate the hitch weight to come in around 1000lbs.

I would agree, if not more.
Let's not forget weight distribution hitch and sway control.


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Seems to me your loaded for sure. Pack smart and drive slow and learn your rig. Buy a good sway hitch and enjoy your camping !!
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Old 01-22-2016, 10:59 AM   #16
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Don't forget the frontal area of your trailer can not exceed 60 sq. ft. are less for F150. It should be in your owners manual for that truck the correct numbers. Example 7.5x8 equals 60 sq. ft..
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Figure a loaded weight of 7400. Leaves 600 pounds for passengers, gear in the truck and hitch. You will be towing at the max rating but sounds doable.


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Should had gone with the ford with the 3.5 turbocharged it can tow 11000 lbs
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Every TT needs a 450 Dulley to make everyone feel safe to be on the highway with you. You should be OK, just drive with extra caution and stopping distance. I can tow a hell of a lot faster than I can stop. Just don't.
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As Hondaman stated, don't forget the family, clothes, supplies, animals (if any), and any other cargo. And also don't forget to figure in any type of tonneau cover or tools that might also be added.
And also include the weight of your fuel as part of your payload.
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