Originally Posted by HookupAndGo
When we had our TT that was the same question I had as well... The math is just so close that it made me uncomfortable.
Now, go take a look at your tires -- those are probably load range C which are (if I remember correctly) about 1600lbs each. So, you are right on the limits of those as well.
I really hated how "close" to the limits everything was...
cat1956 should have the same tires I do, which are Westlake ST205/75R14 rated at 1764lbs at 50 psi. The 50lbs is the max rating for that tire and they are "C" rated tires. That gives you 7056 lbs combined for tire loading and 3500 per axle or 7000 total for axle loading. So the tires and axles seem to match up pretty well.
If we use my trailer as an example it weighed in at 6328lbs and max for the axles and tires appear to be ~7000lbs that leaves 672lbs (7000-6328) available plus the tongue weight of 657lbs (672+657) for a total of 1329lbs. Seems like a lot of usable weight however, once you add up any TT cargo, water, truck cargo, and passengers beyond the rear axle you run out of capability real quick. In my situation I will be nearing max loading (14,000lbs) for my full rig.
Gary, Tonia, Baile, Summer and Otis our Boston T.
Flagstaff 27RLWS Emerald Pkg
2015 Ford F150 King Ranch FX4 Max Tow 3.5EB, 3.55
Equalizer 4 WDH, 1,200 / 12,000Lbs