Originally Posted by Signguy71
For a little extra you can buy a one ton instead of three quarter ton. If you don't, in a few short years you will be asking if the three quarter can pull it.
Ask me how I know that.
Been there done that, bought the t-shirt. Now on second trailer (tt then fiver), third tow vehicle (sub, f250, chevy 3500) in 4 years.
Pay attention to the payload in any truck you purchase. I have seen Ford eco boost with over 2000 lb payload, my f250 diesel had a 1500 lb payload, some 3/4 tons have upwards of 2500 lb or more payload. my chevy 3500 has a 4000 lb payload on the door sticker.
On average people tend to add around 1500 lbs of stuff to a trailer. Add that to a trailer dry weight and then figure around 20% for average pin weight. Now take a truck door sticker payload and subtract the weight of all people, pets and stuff you plan to have in the truck when towing. Then subtract another 150 lbs for the hitch receiver weight. Is this new payload number more of less than your loaded pin weight calculation? We lost 800 lbs payload to famIly, dog, hitch and junk in the truck.