I weighed my TT when delivered and not yet "stocked". 6,100 pounds. Loaded with normal stuff (food, dishes, etc etc) AND an 800 pound Harley, it weighed in at 7,440 pounds (which is 2,400 pounds below the TT max weight). Without the Harley I'm carrying about 500 pounds of payload. Even with trailer hitch weight, two pax, a well stocked toolbox and full fuel in the truck I still have about 400 pounds of payload available (Ram 1500) and have a 2,400 pound reserve before I hit GCVR.
I don't plan on any more weight in the truck...any extra weight in the trailer would go mostly behind the rear axle so hitch weight change will be negligible.
Sometimes the heavier trailer is not that much of a penalty (except for that 10 mpg figure I'm getting).
At some point during every day you suddenly realize nothing else productive is going to happen the rest of that day. For me, it usually occurs around 9 am.
Vengeance 25V (the Harley needed a home)