Originally Posted by KDHfan
So... How do you know for a certainty what the tow capacity is?
The door pillar has most everything you need these days.
If you plan on a travel trailer (for example), take the payload number off the pillar and subtract the weight of your family, gear and hitch of choice. Divide what is left of the payload by 0.15 for the maximum GVWR of the camper you should target.
If you are looking to buy a tow vehicle for your camper, take the GVWR of the camper and multiply it by 0.15 to find the maximum pin weight. Add your family, gear, and WD hitch weight (about 100 pounds) and shop for a truck with that available total payload.
Also make sure when you add the GVWRs of both vehicles it is less that the maximum combined weight on the pillar.
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