Originally Posted by kopy kat
It's rated for half ton (Fords)-our rig weighs in at 9400 lbs fully loaded.
Everyone has their own personal rules and what's acceptable. For me, my goal/rule (though, I'm getting awfully close these days) is to stay within all
of my truck's ratings.
For 9,400 pounds of loaded weight, you likely have a pin weight from 1,400 pounds at 15% to 2,350 pounds at 25%. Once you add in driver, passengers, gear and hitch- that's going to be close to or over GVWR for many 1/2-ton trucks.
I do see that you said (Ford) as the EcoBoost, if properly optioned really changes the game with some of the numbers their truck is boasting!
The hardest part (and which I'm guilty of in this post) is generalizations. Each truck, camper and family are different. What works for me now may not work in the future.