As I look around, it seems that most people say that 80% of your tow vehicle's max rating is safe.
Other people say to stay at/below 80% of max payload (making sure to include people, gear, and the hitch to the hitch weight of the 5er) - while using 20% of the 5er's GVWR as the guide for Hitch weight - not the Mfg listed hitch weight.
Lots of 5er options out there. Here's my weight table assuming my tow vehicle has a max towing of 16,500 and a max payload of 4,350 (reduced to 3,800 after including 450 for people + 100 for gear in the truck. Could always lower more for the actual hitch, but you get the idea.
Seems at 14,500 or below for the 5er GVWR I'm below 90% on max towing and well in the safe range for payload.
At 15,500 GVWR OF THE 5er I get a bit shaky for max weight (94%) but still under while only at 82% of payload.
Is this too risky for weight, or should I be OK given that the payload is what it is?
Am I calculating properly? Any other thoughts?
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