I am considering a TC for my '06 F250 6.0L diesel, short bed, crew cab truck.
My GVWR is 10,000 lbs
My payload is 2700 lbs
My Rear axel GVWR IS 6100 lbs
My listed manufacturers curb Wt is 6395 but I don't know for sure.
I don't have tire info as it is in the shop right now getting serviced (can get that later).
I am interested in getting a Arctic Fox 811 TC.
They weigh in at 2873 lbs Dry. ...
Maybe I am just missing it, but I do not see where COG is being considered. Is the Arctic Fox 811 designed for a short bed truck?
Thanks everyone for you input, it is all very helpful.
In my mind I figured the AF would be too heavy for my ratings but after viewing other posts I was seeing that it is common for many TC to go over the limits. So I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something. I was also trying to figure out why the mfg would be building a TC for a 3/4 ton that would be too heavy for it.
I see also that beefing up the suspension and tires are important and I will investigate that further.
But I think for my first TC I will look for something lighter for peace of mind.
However, tire ratings (and consequently gross rear axle weight rating, GRAWR) are pretty religiously followed. Why? Because the tires are the only component with an actual discrete weight rating on them.
Most other suspension and drivetrain parts on the truck can fail, and you can still safely pull to the side of the road, or even limp to your destination. When a tire blows, it's usually a short, wild ride, that usually involves a call to your insurance agent.
You won't see the GRAWR or tire ratings CONSCIOUSLY exceeded in this forum very often, if ever. Sometimes you need to do it to get the job done, but anyone that knows better won't do it unless they have no other choice.
2002 Chevy 3500 DRW 8.1L/Allison
2000 Palomino B1500
...and the reason why I need a DRW to haul a Palomino:
2004 United 7x14 tandem axle enclosed toy trailer
2011 PJ 8x20 7-ton deckover equipment trailer
Personally, I would be more concerned with the COG behind the axle, than being over the GVWR. I have had both situations, and see no fix, upgrade, or work around on the COG. The COG behind the axle, is a potential major steering and braking problem. Agree or not on being over the GVWR, you have fixes, upgrades, or work arounds. I have no problem exceeding my GVWR. I respect the decision of others not to exceed the GVWR. Each of us must make our own decision on our comfort level. Hopefully we will make the right decision.