Ron Gratz wrote: jmschmitz23 wrote:
---What should be my weight limit for the trailer?---
If you are asking what weight of TT can be towed without exceeding the TV's ratings,
there are different ways of arriving at an answer.
Given that your TV has relatively high "towing capacity" and relatively low "payload capacity",
it is likely that payload will determine the maximum allowable TT weight.
Since you already have the TV, the best approach is to
1. Load the truck approximately as it would be loaded for camping.
2. Then weigh the truck and add 100# for a WDH.
3. Find the truck's GVWR
4. Subtract the result from Step 2 from the GVWR. The remainder is the maximum allowable trailer-induced vertical load.
5. When using a WDH, the maximum allowable tongue weight will be approximately equal to 1.3 times the result from Step 4.
6. The maximum allowable TT weight is approximately equal to 7.7 times the result from Step 5.
2. Assume the loaded truck plus 100# weighs 6400#.
3. Assume the truck's GVWR is 7200#.
4. The maximum allowable vertical load is 7200-6400 = 800#.
5. The maximum allowable tongue weight will be approximately 1.3x800 = about 1000#.
6. The maximum allowable TT weight is approximately 7.7x1000 = 7700#.
Then, it's up to you to decide how much load you are likely to add to the TT's dry weight.
If you think you can get by with 1000# of cargo, the TT's dry weight could be as high as 6700#.
If you think you will need 1500# of cargo, the TT's dry weight could be as high as 6200#.
You'll have to supply the actual numbers and run them through the above procedure.