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Lwiddis

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Posted: 06/18/19 08:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OP was probably told “..it’ll tow anything on the lot! Honest!” And hasn’t post the payload.


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I wouldn't do it with my truck that has a "#11,000" tow rating... No way, and there are only 2 of us in the truck..

But, I've seen stuff going down the road that I would not tow either, yet there they are going down the road..

Your choice..

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tow rating don't mean much. your fighting the payload fight. how much payload does your door sticker say and how much will your family weigh?


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Lwiddis

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Posted: 06/19/19 06:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OP still hasn’t posted his/her payload. Hmmm...unhappy?

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It almost always comes down to vehicle cargo carrying capacity over gross trailer weight. My CrewMax was rated for 10,400 lbs which is great, but the cargo was 1,387 lbs which is anemic. Once the hitch got lowered I was always over on the cargo. They all love to advertise off the gross tow rating but at the end of the day, check the cargo.


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Posted: 06/19/19 09:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm possibly wrong on this---the vehicle capacity includes gas??? IF so, add the weight of passengers and gas into vehicle capacity.
Are the tow vehicle tires highly weight rated?
Your call, but IMHO, the tow vehicle is a little light to use with this trailer. Most of us on this forum are RVers and have pretty good knowledge. For God's sake, don't listen to a salesperson telling you that "your rig will pull it." Remember that a Toyota pickup pulled the space shuttle.

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Go off the sticker in the drivers door.

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