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MitchF150

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I'm towing this with my F150. It's #7000 GVWR and has a dry weight figure too, but it's not dry anymore and I figure it weighs every bit of it's GVWR the way I load it for travel.. It's a Rockwood 2511 "Mini Lite" (ha, ha) it ain't "Lite" at all!

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I do fine with it, but would not want to go any heavier..

Do all the math you want, but in the end, it's how you load it and what it weighs after all you load or do not load in it.

Good luck!

Mitch


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our trailer has a gross weight of 7000, we tow with a 4door ram 1500 hemi 8 spd 4wd.
we dont travel light but there's just two of us
no issues towing, but i wouldnt go any bigger.
like most of us, wind is the enemy as well as weight


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Thank you all for the responses!! My 1/2 ton is rated to pull 9,400. Was considering the new 1/2 Silverado with max tow package rated at 11,300. It is just DW and I nothing unusual as far as packing except two bicycles just struggling on what to do


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You can figure this out based upon the Truck "you" have, the trailer "you" have, and the way "you" will load them by looking at the information published Here. I figure real life is better then speculation.

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tls5150 wrote:

Thank you all for the responses!! My 1/2 ton is rated to pull 9,400. Was considering the new 1/2 Silverado with max tow package rated at 11,300. It is just DW and I nothing unusual as far as packing except two bicycles just struggling on what to do


I am confused: the TV listed in your signature is a 3/4 ton (“2500”) Silverado same as mine, except mine is a Duramax diesel. Is your signature TV # a typo, or are you just thinking of downgrading to a 1/2 ton? After towing with a 1/2 ton all those years, and now with having the benefit and luxury of more power than I actually need, I would never go back.


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tls5150 wrote:

Thank you all for the responses!! My 1/2 ton is rated to pull 9,400. Was considering the new 1/2 Silverado with max tow package rated at 11,300. It is just DW and I nothing unusual as far as packing except two bicycles just struggling on what to do


People usually have no clue how much "nothing unusual" weighs.

It you don't want to obsess over it, I would start assuming GVWR as a starting point.

Yes, 1/2 ton trucks can tow a fair bit but regardless of what the "tow rating" is, you also have to look at payload limits.


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Should be fine. Those trucks tend to have 1700+ pounds of payload. 7500 pounds loaded, 950-1000 pounds TW. Get a good WDH with integrated sway control. Enjoy.


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I have yet to encounter any half ton truck that could actually tow at its rated maximum. The problem will be that you run out of payload long before you even get close to your max tow rating. Saw a Dodge Ram 1500 4 X 4 crew cab the other day that had 977# of payload... my Honda Ridgeline haas 1,577, go figure. [emoticon]

My SCab F-150 was rated for 8,600 max tow but my 5,600# 22' TT was alll that it could handle - it towed well but I was near or even at my max payload almost every trip.

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Tweeeeet! OP! 2 minutes for signature vehicle doesn’t match the question vehicle! Let’s go...

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MitchF150 wrote:

Do all the math you want, but in the end, it's how you load it and what it weighs after all you load or do not load in it.

Yes. But when trying to determine how much "what it weighs" you can handle, or how much truck you need to buy, the math is your only gauge. Unless you trust the salesman when he says "sure, you can tow that with this truck."


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