Originally Posted by jpc4444
First off I would like to say thank you to all of for your responses.
Here is some additional information that I have gathered on the Accu weight of the trailer as it was deliverd to the dealer (this includes the 2 empty 20lbs propane tanks and all of the options this was a show room model)
Here are my numbers.
Chevy silverado Crew Cab V8 4.8L short box 4X4
Rockwood Roo 23RS
4250Lbs Accu Weight (all options included)
You're fine although it will be a noticeable pull in hilly areas.
There are really three TV ratings you need to pay attention to: GCWR, GVWR, and axle ratings. Here are some figures for you. Note that I am guessing on the weight of the truck and family but its still useful for illustration purposes. You can alter the figures with your actual situation.
The Roo 23RS you are looking at will hold most of your cargo. Assuming the 750lbs you mentioned for that plus another 100lbs estimated for batteries and propane, that becomes 5,100lbs TT weight. This is under the TV's towing cap of 5,500lbs. It's OK to go up to the cap, but be careful that you don't load this trailer to it's maximum of 6,145lbs.
Add an estimated 5,300lbs for the TV plus an estimated
350lbs for your family of three to the TT weight of 5,100lbs and the total becomes 10,750lbs; which is under the TV's GCWR of 11,000lbs.
If the Roo weighs 5,100lbs loaded, the tongue (TW) will be an estimated 650-750lbs. Your truck probably has a cargo cap of around 1,700lbs, which leaves you with plenty of cargo for the TW, your family and cargo in the bed of the truck before you go over the TV's GVWR.
There is not enough information to look at the axles, but I wouldn't worry about it. A good WD hitch like the Equal-i-zer or Reese Dual Cam will spread out the weight effectively so that you are not overweight your TV's axle ratings.
Hope this helps.