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Old 11-18-2013, 01:10 AM   #1
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Cool New Owner of 2010 Wildwood T27BHSS with unclear GVWR

Hello all, glad to be a New TT owner, and glad to be a newbie here. I purchased a 2010 Wildwood T27BHSS. I can't seem to find any accurate information regarding the GVWR & tounge max weight of this TT. I've seen from #7300 to #11000 GVWR on the internet as this is misleading. The only info I have from the trailer info sticker is a UVW number of #6278. I have a 1998 Ford Expedition 5.4L 2x4 with air bags suspension on the rear and factory tow package. The max towing on this vehicle is #8000 (with WDH which I have) and #800 Tounge weight max. I'm just unclear if I can safely pull this TT or will I be needing a more beefier TV. I planned on getting E rated tires but if TV is inadequate in pulling TT then I won't waste time with the tires and just focus on getting a bigger truck 3/4 ton, or bigger.
Any help with this is highly appreciated.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:12 AM   #2
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Hello all, glad to be a New TT owner, and glad to be a newbie here. I purchased a 2010 Wildwood T27BHSS. I can't seem to find any accurate information regarding the GVWR & tounge max weight of this TT. I've seen from #7300 to #11000 GVWR on the internet as this is misleading. The only info I have from the trailer info sticker is a UVW number of #6278. I have a 1998 Ford Expedition 5.4L 2x4 with air bags suspension on the rear and factory tow package. The max towing on this vehicle is #8000 (with WDH which I have) and #800 Tounge weight max. I'm just unclear if I can safely pull this TT or will I be needing a more beefier TV. I planned on getting E rated tires but if TV is inadequate in pulling TT then I won't waste time with the tires and just focus on getting a bigger truck 3/4 ton, or bigger. Any help with this is highly appreciated. Thanks DJ
I pull the 32bhds with an '04 Excursion 6.8. Not the same but similar in the next step up in trailer size and tv size and engine. Here are a few of my observations. Take them with a grain of salt as I think you'll probably get better advice from others and each scenario seems to be unique to what your situation is.

From what I'm seeing the dry weight should be around 6400lbs. Add cargo, water etc your going to be pushing your 8000lb mark. I'm at 8000lbs dry and with the excursion I have about 11000 tow capacity and wish I had a better tow vehicle as I'm good on flat land but get sluggish in the mountains, braking and control are good but suspension and weight distribution took a while to figure out. How many people are with you when you tow? How far, your comfort level on towing all factor in as well.

My personal opinion, if I could upgrade tv I would but want to haul all 8 of us and have the towing capacity as well. So from what I have seen I'm am stuck with what I have until I hit the lottery anyway lol! I think your at the top end of your capacities but is doable. If your able to upgrade tv seek more advice than just from me and make an educated decision based on your needs.
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:11 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info simplyrwc. It will only be 3 of us which includes a 7 yr old plus small dog so we're pretty light people wise. propane tanks will be about half full, fresh water tank I would fill at camp site and limited luggage and a few bikes. food and stuff would be bought once TT is dropped off. I'm going as light as possible. Again, this is my 1st time pulling TT but spoken to ppl who have so it's a work in progress. Thanks again for the help.
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:59 PM   #4
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6300lbs dry will end up being approx. 7500-8000lbs ready to travel. that will give you a TW of approx. 1050lbs (around 12%). these numbers are approx., but close enough to show you will be over the receivers rating. if you change the receiver you should go up to 12,000/1200 lbs. for trailer weight, on the receiver only. the truck still has it`s tow rating unless you change the gear ratio.

If it helps, I`m towing a 9k lb trailer with an Excursion. it tows exceptional. towing 8k lbs with an Expedition is going to be tuff.

You take the info. from here!
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