There is a lot more to towing and hauling loads than just looking at the Trailer weights, Vehicle weights etc. as someone on here pointed out, there is a lot to consider. I will touch on a few things here. No airbags do not increase payload, they level the vehicle and smooth the ride. Then there are people who put "add a leafs" or "Spring helpers" on. While these do increase payload, they also change the handling dynamics of the vehicle. Also, you must consider the transmission and rear end gears, as well as cooling. Just because your F-150 is rated to tow 9,100 pounds does not mean it should... The transmission may not get adequate cooling when pushing the the limit of payload for the vehicle, or how about gearing of the transmission and rear end. What happens when you are maxed out and have to start from a stop on a steep grade? Just because it will get going does not mean there isn't wear and strain on the tranny and rear end. When you consider payload, you should also consider how that payload is loaded. When you load your TT, and you have water on board, and all the goodies for your trip. If you load most of your primary weight to the front of the trailer that puts more weight on the hitch, if you load most of your primary weight in the back of the trailer, that causes less weight on the hitch. Both ways affect how both vehicles react. The consider how you load additional cargo in the TV. Is it up at the cab, is back by the tailgate. People towing 5ers have to be careful how they load the cargo area of the TV to allow for the 5er to pivot during sharp turns.
As someone else stated. "never a problem with to much truck"
What is your life and well being and that of your family worth to you? Would you rather face the possibility of accidents and injuries or the psychological damages of the white knuckle stress to get to and from places, or spend a little extra on the reduced gas mileage of a larger more capable TV?
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