Originally Posted by kamp k
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.
Chap , DW Joy, and Fur Baby Sango
2006 Ford F150 Super Cab 4x4
2008 Surveyor 263