Before I bought the new Wildwood we've been yammering about elsewhere
I ran the numbers on my tow vehicle.
Just want some more input on this.
GVWR of 8800, GCWR of 15,000 on my 2500 Ram quad-cab shortbox with a 5.7 Hemi and 3.73 gears. Empty weight factory of 6227 (I added a couple hundred because I figure Dodge was weighing it completely empty and who knows if they added the A/C) passenger, cargo, bedliner, Bully bars, fuel, hitch, etc added up to about 1000 pounds for a total weight of 7057.
Trailer weighs 6240 dry, axle weight of 5330, hitch weight of 910, then I added all my accessories and left a couple hundred pounds for A/C, even though it's ducted - not sure if it's standard or optional. Not going to be towing with water or gray, as I calculate I'm already close to the limit. I added 550+ pounds to the trailer dry weight and included 2-30 lb propane tanks full, a 40 lb battery, clothes, dishes, blankets, etc and figured on about 200 lbs of that. I left a little extra for water in the pipes, water heater, etc.
This towing weight demonstrator I found seems to indicate I've got about a thousand pounds towing capacity extra and I'm at 13,847 GCW w/ the trailer.
Just curious if you think I'm gonna be safe. I'm not planning on any hills because we live in good ol' mostly flat Minnesota. The truck does have an extra radiator and tranny cooler - came stock with the towing package.
I am a little concerned about braking though.