Originally Posted by asquared
Go weigh the truck before you get the trailer. This will help you know if the 19rr will be ok or not. A WDH does not change how much you can tow, it just shifts some of the weight onto the front axle of the tV and a little back to the trailer. By the time you add in the weight of the wdh shank and bars/chains then you have come close to break even on what was likely transferred back to the trailer on a smaller trailer like that.
Okay I will go in the morning when I get off work.
Here is where I'm getting confused though.
With 3.92 Axle Ratio Axle Ratio [i] You Can Tow 8150 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) [i]
= 6350 lbs
= 1629 lbs
Curb Weight [i]
= 4721 lbs
Curb Weight Front/Rear = 2652 lbs/2652 lbs
GAWR Front/Rear [i]
= 3650 lbs/3900 lbs
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) [i]
= 13000 lbs
My GCWR is 13,000lbs
It says my truck is 6,350lbs
The 19rr is 4,100 lbs
HD is 900 lbs
Im 200 lbs
Her 105 lbs
Two dogs 15 lbs
Camping "stuff" 1,000 lbs
WDH 100 lbs
All equals 12,770....more weight than I thought. Right at my max GCWR.
But why does it say on the Dodge spec sheet say I can tow 8,100lbs?
19rr and all my "stuff" = 6420lbs well under the 8,100lbs, but right at the GCWR....
Again thanks for your help