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kellem

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Posted: 01/27/20 06:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Keep it simple......make sure your vehicle can comfortably tow the GVWR of trailer.

It's that easy and by " comfortably " you won't have to pay mind to payload.....unless your a hoarder.

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kellem wrote:

Keep it simple......make sure your vehicle can comfortably tow the GVWR of trailer.

It's that easy and by " comfortably " you won't have to pay mind to payload.....unless your a hoarder.


I would suggest that it is trying to oversimplify things in this manner that can really get someone into trouble. You can readily purchase and F150 SuperCrew with a 12,000 pound towing capacity and less than 1,500 pounds of payload. Even keeping the trailer at only 75% of that capacity, you could end up with a 9,000 pound trailer with a 75 pound hitch and over 1,100 pounds in tongue weight. Add just two adults and nothing else and your are already over your payload. Start putting gear in your truck and/or other passengers and you can blow away your payload while still being way below your GCWR.

I'm not one who I would consider a member of the 'weight police,' and have no problem with people deciding to use their truck to the max of its stated capacities. To do so, however, you need to know all of the weights and limits involved! Oversimplifying the calculations is just asking for trouble.

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“Simplicity” is in understanding how a WD hitch works.

Thus far not on display in this thread.

“Payload” isn’t applicable.
“Tow rating” the same

Both are advertising. Not fact.
Neither are legal or insurance problems.

Go back to my earlier post. Get real numbers.
Establish facts. Not RVer fantasy.

Weight isn’t a problem in trailer towing. That was solved in 1967. Getting the hitch rigging correct is something not a other single contributor to this thread understands.

It’s not rocket science. It’s leverage. And it’s predictable based on formula.

How much the travel trailer weighs won’t be a problem. But having a stable tow rig, is. That can be tested. Same for a decrease in braking distance versus being unhitched (tow vehicle otherwise the same).

No test? No advice worth the electrons.

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Slowmover wrote:

“Simplicity” is in understanding how a WD hitch works.

Thus far not on display in this thread.

“Payload” isn’t applicable.
“Tow rating” the same

Both are advertising. Not fact.
Neither are legal or insurance problems.

Go back to my earlier post. Get real numbers.
Establish facts. Not RVer fantasy.

Weight isn’t a problem in trailer towing. That was solved in 1967. Getting the hitch rigging correct is something not a other single contributor to this thread understands.

It’s not rocket science. It’s leverage. And it’s predictable based on formula.

How much the travel trailer weighs won’t be a problem. But having a stable tow rig, is. That can be tested. Same for a decrease in braking distance versus being unhitched (tow vehicle otherwise the same).

No test? No advice worth the electrons.

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What happened in 1967?


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Posted: 01/30/20 11:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

First off; you have a modern tow vehicle. IF set up properly, it will do pretty well with a reasonable amount of trailer.
Second; how many days a year are you going to use the trailer? Paying a bazillion dollars on a unit to sit in storage for weeks/months at a time will grate on your mind.
Third; what type of trips or travel currently matter to you? Are you camping in Forest Service campgrounds or RV parks? Being in the Eastern part of the U.S. you won't find boondocking like in the West.
Fourth and probably most importantly: DO NOT believe everything a salesperson tells you. Their goal is to send you out with a unit, period! This time of year is good to shop and dream, but dealers won't cut much slack on the prices, so shop, look, think, and when you do make the plunge, enjoy!

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