Originally Posted by Happy Vibe
the 9350 lb is for the trailer not the F150.
So it not his GVWR but trailer weight then the numbers are possible to stay within specs. Light pin just over 16% but possible but in some case can cause towing problems being that light.
This is the what GVWR means and where many people including me got in trouble thinking I could tow 15,900 with 2500HD diesel and 11380lbs put me 200lbs below my max axle weights on 2500hd and 980 lbs over my GVWR.
Understanding Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
Knowing and understanding GVWR is important to towing because it tells you explicitly the maximum weight of passengers and cargo you can safely carry in your truck or SUV. GVWR is the total combined weight of truck, including all passengers, fuel, fluids and cargo. GVWR is constant and does not change, regardless of what you tow. It’s engineered in when the vehicle is manufactured.
Because tongue weight must be included in the GVWR, you will need to know how much weight capacity you need to have “left over” for when you hook up your trailer.
For example, if you have a 5,000-pound truck with a 6,200 pound GVWR, you can safely carry 1,200 pounds in the vehicle. If you are towing a trailer with a 300-pound tongue weight, the amount of passengers and gear you can carry decreases to 900 pounds. Simple, right?
To be sure you choose the right tow vehicle, you must find the vehicle with a tow rating high enough to meet your needs. It’s usually a good idea to get a bit more capacity than what your currents needs are. But at the very least, be certain the towed load and tongue weight are within your vehicle’s capacity.
What does GVWR mean?