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Looking at these numbers and forums for towing and it is very annoying. Most of these trailers say micro or light but have 900 to 1,000 lb tongue weights. Basically, you need a 2500 to tow anything but a pop-up camper.

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Posted: 11/30/21 02:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your average half ton has a payload capacity from 1900-3000 lb.

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Some half tons have payload ratings higher then some 2500 series trucks.
The point is - the badge on the side means nothing, you need to match the truck to the trailer using the stickers on the door.

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My Excursion (built on a 3/4 SD chassis) had an 1800lb payload. My 16 Ram 1500 has a 1650lb payload.
You could pull something with a 1000lb tongue weight and that leaves you with enough for a driver and passenger and some other stuff.


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Maximum tongue weight on a Silverado 1500 is 1,250 pounds.


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My door says 1565 max cargo

2 adults and a 1k tongue weight and your done.

Looking at flagstaff micro 25fkbs. Acccordijg to every forum on the net, the listed weights are way off. So when you add hundreds of pounds to get the teal weight it’s always over or at best exactly at it.

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Posted: 11/30/21 05:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

1800 lb payload
600 lb tongue weight
6000 lb gross
5000 lb loaded ready to go
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Most folks I see towing microlite TTs are using a WDH with the anti sway bars or chains. This bumps up their towing capacity on the truck hitch. The TTs are not as lite as they look.

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I had a Silverado 1500 and pulled a 30ft. Coleman with it. No problem. 6800 lbs. with a close to 800 lb. tongue wt. fully loaded and ready to camp. It was a rear kitchen floor plan so that took some of the weight off of the tongue with all the kitchen weight back there and water tank over the axles. Trailers are out there that are 1/2 ton friendly.

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The name of the trailer is not really a good indicator of it's weight.. Neither is it's brochure 'dry weights'...

Look at the sticker for the rigs GVWR. Sure, you don't load anything in your rig, so you'll never get to that weight, but look at it anyway, because eventually, you'll get there... ha, ha... [emoticon]

I have a #7000 GVWR TT that is called a "Mini-Lite".. It's loaded for bear and I carry full load of fresh water too!

Tow it with an F150.. OMG.. [emoticon]

Plus I load the bed with all kinds of stuff too..

Tows fine and made a few mods to help, but in the end, it's a great tow and has some 108,000 miles on it now..

In the end, get the rig that works best for you and if it works, "you chose wisely".. If not... Well, then "you chose poorly".. [emoticon]

Good luck! Mitch
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