Im towing a Coachmen 292BHDS with a Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 2.92 gears with tow package LT 10 ply tire set up with a Equalizer 10000/1000 hitch.
Right now I know Im over on my TV payload weights so I guess Im going shopping for a 2500 soon. Also I seem to have lost 80# between Weight 1 Gross and Weigh 2 Gross. Not sure what happened here but as everything was the same.
Truck Ratings 2012 Ram Laramie 2.92 Axles with T rated tires set at 80PSI
GAWR Front 3700
GAWR Rear 3900
Max Trailer 9950
Max GVWR 7600
My weights From CAT Scale Are As Follows
Weight 1 TV Only
Weight 2 (TV + TT (bars in bed)
Trailer Axle 6280
Weight 3 (TV+TT Bars Attached)
Based on the information above and tell me if Im correct Im carrying 940#
tongue weight or 13%
and a Trailer weight of 7220#
Like I said currently Im over on my max payload for this truck by what 380#? TV weight plus tongue weight?, and was shocked to learn how much
so I know the first thing the weight police are gonna say is go get a new truck, which Im going to do!
My question is for now short term, and the trailer tows pretty well, should I make an adjustment to the hitch immediately to get some of that tongue weight off of my hitch? I have 6 washers in the hitch now and L brackets are set to run the bars parallel. I should mention I have added the L bracket pads to stop some noise. Would it be better to add one more washer or raise my L brackets one hole to get some more weight distributed off my hitch?
There is no sway in the trailer now and it tows pretty good and the rig is level. Im not planning on making any long trips soon.
Safety is a concern for my family of course and I know some will say that I should just park the TT until I upgrade which has occured to me
Any thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated on adjustments. FYI my front compartment on the TT was loaded full, and I know I could put some of that stuff in TT over axles.