Originally Posted by Blackrock
This truck with the heavy tow package has a rated payload of 1830 lbs. By my figures with a empty rear axle weight of 2600lbs and a loaded weight of 4400 lbs. that gives me a pin weight of 1800 lbs. Granted that only gives me a 30lb. margin and I am good with that. A trailer gross weight of 7450lbs before loading 500lbs of personal gear bringing it up to a round 8000lbs is still well under the 10,500 tow rating.
Your payload is 1830 minus the weight of the hitch 200 plus you and the wife and dog at 350 lbs misc stuff in the truck and truck bed lets say another 50 lbs. Now that 1830 is down to 1230 left over for your 1800 lbs pin weight. So that leaves you over weight by 580 lbs. Not to mention that you are over your Max Axle Weights Ratings by 500 lbs using your base numbers.
Great place to run numbers.
Using your 1830 lbs Payload Capacity and the numbers come from the link above.
You're adding approximately 700 lbs. to the truck. You have 1,130 lbs. of payload capacity. Fifth wheels typically have 20% - 25% pin weight which gives you a maximum loaded camper weight
of 4,520 - 5,650 lbs.