Originally Posted by mattp160
So the wife and I went RV shopping yesterday. We originally went out looking for a vibe with a rear entertainment setup but didn't have any luck in our area. We then went to a dealer in Burlington WI and the salesman mentioned that they make half ton towables. I looked at him funny and said no way. They're to heavy. He brought me to a unit that was 28 feet long and only weighed about 7400 pounds dry. The unit was awesome on the inside and i got excited.
I went home and did my research and realized it's a bunch of BS. The hitch weight on almost all of the "half ton" towable fifth wheels are around 1400 pounds. My 14 Ram 1500 sport only has a payload of just over 1400 pounds. How the hell can they clam that it's a half ton towable. Add 2 people, 2 pets, gear, and gas. It's well over 1400 pounds with all of those factors.
Anyone else have this experience?
I tried this routine when I leased my 2014 F150 Supercrew SB with EB engine max tow.
My max tow was 11,200 not an issue until you look at payload, F150 has barely 2000#'s and most trailers that state 1300#'s are well above it. I returned my lease and went for an F350 Diesel which I now have a payload 3600. I see ppl at campgrounds all the time way overloaded and they think just because they have a diesel they are ok. F350 is rated for 3600 payload and 15,500 tow but trailer I am getting is 2230 pin weight and 10,200 dry so I am way within specs, most are far from specs. Do research and trust no one but the little yellow sticker on the door jam. Don't forget to add fuel weight, passengers and anything you toss in the truck including dogs, kids, etc
2016 F350 CREW 6.7 PowerStroke Diesel
2015 FR Rockwood Roo 23IKSS