Originally Posted by wbdavey
Most of the "weight police" are posters on forums such as this that try to encourage people to understand and tow within the capacities of their vehicles. When a newbie (usually) asks : the salesman said my F150 could tow this 16,000 pound 5th wheel, is this OK? The "weight police" on the forum will chime in with all the numbers and why the answer is no. In your case, it sounds like you've got a good combination of truck and trailer
This is a much more extreme example than I've ever seen anyone ask, though. Typically it is something like- can I pull my 6500 pound TT with my F150. The problem I have with the weight police, and the door jamb sticker in general, is that neither take into account any of the other myriad of variables in the towing equation. Now that we have the SAE J2807 standard in effect, we know how much truck we need to tow at the Davis Dam. Still has ZERO to do with any particular individuals needs which VARY depending upon speed, distance, climate, elevation, road conditions, .......... It will give an accurate comparison between trucks, but that's about it, IMHO.