Originally Posted by D-mo
Only from experience ... i would not tow this camper with anything less than a 5000lb capacity for the TV.
That is my rule of thumb too. Although my Tundra has the capacity to tow three campers at once, so I can't say I've tested my resolve.
Interestingly I stopped at a truck stop yesterday and got my axle weights. The Tundra was no where close to the max rating.
The trailer axle was 2060 lbs, with no water in the tank. A surprisingly low number given the FR stated Unloaded Vehicle Weight of 1,955 lbs. The fridge had a gallon or so of drinks. There were the normal pots and pans under the bench and of course the full water heater. My duffle was on top of a bench
I guess more of the extra weight is really on the tongue. It maxed out my 400lbs home scale compared to the 283 lbs rating. And it is the tongue weight the has me wanting the tow capacity >= to 5000 lbs.