Realistic weights on the X213 or X254 for towing?
I've done a bunch of searching but I'd love some real life accounts and experienced towing know-how.
We have a 2014 F150. Ecoboost, XTR, super crew cab. 3.73 axle ratio, short wheel base. Payload is 1377lbs. Towing according to the Ford charts is 9600. (website chart is different from PDF chart I found, and both are a bit confusing but I'm about 80% certain on that and will verify)
Obviously payload is going to be the kicker here.
Family of 4. 2 average adults, 2 small kids, and a dog. We're currently towing an 8 foot Flagstaff tent trailer with thoughts of upgrading.
Heavy considerations are the X213 and the X254. Really, we'd love the X254. The 4 bunks in front would give us more room for eventual kids' friends. The X213 is a little bit lighter and is shorter.
Using the website for the 2016, the GVWR for the X254 is 5995lbs. The GVWR for the X213 is 5500lbs.
The supposed dry hitch weight for the X254 is 625lbs. Realistically on a 6000lb gross trailer, I figure we may be up to the 800s, but here's where I am wondering about real life accounts. Am I too close to my payloads with these? I know I need to factor in a WDH, too.
I really want to get away from canvas.