If you want to keep your current TV perhaps work backwards into a number for the TT weight.
What is the tow rating of your Tundra? Tow ratings assume a truck with 150lb driver and no payload..every pound over that in P/L you add (hitch, passengers, beer gut, firewood, bikes, etc) you lose in tow rating. It's very much an either/or issue.
900lb tounge wt sounds like like a big trailer..more than a 1/2 ton should be towing IMO.
1296lb payload is very low for a 1/2 ton truck. Our silverado is just under 1500lbs (7000 gvwr and scaled at 5554) and with 2 adults, 2 teens and a dog we're putting 700lbs of 'cargo' in there...leaving only 746 for toungue wt (hitch is incl in truck weight)
Our TT loaded for camping weighs ~6300 (possibly more now...we've added some zero gravity chairs, games, pool toys.. so 6400?). TW should be ~12%, or 770lbs.
So on P/L we're probably over. GCWR/tow rating we've got room to spare (14,500 gcwr).
W/ your truck we'd be ~540 lbs tongue wt..pop up territory or maybe a 19' hybrid.
Power isn't the issue...cooling, braking, transmission, handling in emergency situations, etc. Not every trip is high noon on a flat stright road w/ no traffic or deer or potholes at 70F.
Comfort/confidence in towing counts too - it's no fun to dread the trip or arrive wrung out from white knuckling.
BTW, out TT 'books' at 5500lbs...and FR claims it's 'mid size suv towable'...what a joke!
Originally Posted by Grey9712
So we have found a rockwood travel trailer with a hitch weight of 954 pounds. It is similar to the floorplan we wanted in the fifth wheel. Once again the truck has a cargo capacity of 1,296 pounds. This is all new to us, so would this be cutting it too close?
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