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Old 06-19-2013, 09:41 AM   #11
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It he GVWR is 7200lbs.
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Unless you've gotten your truck weighed, the second one is a little more important:
#2 - what your cargo carrying capacity is ("weight of occupants and cargo should not exceed XXX pounds")

The sticker looks something like this:
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:39 AM   #13
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Yeah it say don't go over 1375lbs..
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Yeah it say don't go over 1375lbs..
So, from this number - you need to subtract the following things:
- the driver's weight over 150 pounds
- the passenger(s) weight
- pet(s) weight
- anything you've added to the truck after it was built at the factory (bed cover, topper, even minor things like lock attenuator, tail gate assist, DVD player)
- anything in the cab that you carry with you (GPS, tablet devices, pocket books, drinks, snacks, food)
- anything you carry in the truck bed (firewood, coolers, grills, tools, toolbox)
- the fifth wheel hitch itself

What's left over after all of that is your actual available payload for pin weight. As you can see, that number can get eaten up pretty quick.

As a random note and all of our situations are different - when I went to the scales earlier this year, I was pretty surprised that my family of 4, our stuff and hitch all weighed about 1,200 pounds
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:59 AM   #15
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I should have gotten my diesel transmission fixed instead of trading it in for the Tundra...
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Of course, a lot of guys hook on and tow whatever they please. (Or, they get weighed and knowingly go over the truck's ratings.) Not my way, of course.

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Actually, I think I need to modify my first two items. I think Toyota uses the new towing specs and therefore supports a larger driver and a passenger.

Really, the best thing you can do is go get weighed. Find out how much your truck and your passengers and stuff really weigh. Subtract that from the GVWR and you find out how much payload you have available. If you weigh the axles separate, you can also watch out for the rear axle weight rating.
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Thank you Ependydad, you have thought me a lot that I should consider before buying the trailer. I might just get me an old heavy duty truck used only for hauling..
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