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Old 05-26-2011, 01:56 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by kamp k View Post
To answer your question, no it's not that simple. As mentioned, among other things, you'll also want to factor in tongue weight of your loaded trailer along with your available payload capacity. This is where 1/2 tons typically run into issues. The payload gets exceeded long before the towing capacity does.
Excellent point, kamp k. That is where the short comings of my setup are. I am towing a 5500 lb. trailer ready to camp. I am at 57% of my rated towing capacity, 77% of my GCWR, but at 93% of GVWR with me sitting in the seat. Add the missus and dog, and I am at 98% of my GVWR.

The missus and dog get mad when I leave them behind.


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Old 05-26-2011, 02:04 PM   #12
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The dogs stay at home for me but the wife would not be happy if she got left. The reason I caught the rear end ratio was because I just happened to be looking at mine, its not something I knew off of the top of my head. I normally tow my tt with our tahoe but i'm thinking about adding trailer brakes to my f-150 for an upcoming trip so that is why I caught it. I'm not sure if its pre wired for them or not.

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