Originally Posted by mspoe
Okay, thanks all for your insight and experience. Not sure what I'm going to do now. I had everybody at the Dodge and RV dealerships telling me my truck selection was "fine .. no problem". Now I'm not so sure.
Thanks again all.
This in itself is the problem; RV and truck dealerships giving out incorrect information.
When we are new to all of this, we do not even know what questions to ask, so why would we not trust and believe what the salespeople are telling us?
It is their job right?
Who else would know more about towing than them?
When I shopped for the TV and TT, never once was I told any correct information regarding any of this, which is pretty sad.
I was curious about how 'payload' was defined, and if the tongue weight was included in it or not.
I called dozens of TT dealerships.
I searched on the internet.
I called hitch installation garages.
I called Chrysler Customer Service.
Each one of these places informed me that tongue weight was not
included in the payload.
Then found this forum and made an ass out of myself, when I posted a reply on here telling a guy to not worry about payload because tongue weight is not included.
So to make a long story short (which is impossible for me) I wanted to throw out the idea to all you guys...
Can we make several threads with many, many, tags, that will be easy for people to find when they search on the internet with questions regarding how to choose a truck, TT, etc?
Or perhaps one of you 'smarter' guys can create a page on this topic separate from FR forums, that could be viewed when the topic is searched.
Not everybody knows that this forum even exists, and also, it would be nice to educate all
RV'ers, and not just owners of FR trailers, of the proper ways to calculate TT and TV combos.
Hope this did not hijack the thread.