Originally Posted by MisterUg
Unless I've read the Ford Tow Guide wrong, my truck is rated for 7900lbs, yours is 5500lbs. If your having no problems, then I should definitely have no problems with the 22fb. The 3v puts out more power/torque. If I had the 3.73 axle with my engine, it would be rated for 9400 lbs.
I was starting to get a little po'd with everyone telling me I needed a bigger truck.
We're 99.9 % decided on the 22fb. I'll keep you all posted on our final decision (to be made at the RV show in January
BTW I really like the colour of your truck, it would have been my second choice.
Generally actual weights are not readily available during the purchase process. What I have always done is take the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of the truck and add the GVWR of the trailer to that of the truck. With the sum of these numbers, I compare this total to the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of the truck. Example
My F350 has a GCWR of 20,000#
My truck's GVWR is 9,900#
My Jayco's GVWR is 8,300#
SO 9,900# + 8,300# = 18,200#
Compared to the GCWR of my truck of 20,000#, I still have reserve capacity of 1,800#.
The GVWR of the truck/trailer is the maximum weight that the truck/trailer can weigh with the actual weight of the truck/trailer with all the items loaded in each.
The GCWR is the maximum allowable weight of the actual weight of the truck and trailer fully loaded that the truck can tow.