I own a 2009 F-150 SuperCrew 4x4 short box and want to get a travel trailer (had baby, wife says no more tenting).
I've been looking at various models and the one that seems to always catch my eye is the 26BH. I found a 2011 that I'd like to buy but I'm concerned that my truck can't safely pull it.
I've been doing a lot of research and using a few calculators/worksheets to calculate maximum towing capacity and tongue weight/payload but it is all very confusing. I feel like the trailer weight is fine but the tongue weight plus the weight of passengers will be over the payload rating.
TV: 2009 F-150 SuperCrew 4x4 short box, 3.55 Gear Ratio, 18" wheels
TV GVWR: 7200 lbs
TV Payload: 1400 lbs
TV Weight via weigh station today (half tank of gas, myself (215 lbs)) the truck weighed 6084 lbs. Would be travelling with wife and daughter.
TT Dry Weight: 4892 lbs (dry weight from factory including full propane tanks as per yellow GVWR sticker on door)
TT GVWR: 7500 lbs
We anticipate travelling without water, but estimating 1000 lbs for cargo in the trailer.
I feel comfortable with the trailer weight being fine but my calculations show the payload being a little over 1400 lbs. Am I calculating things correctly? With the weight distributing hitch, would it reduce the tongue weight so that the payload is acceptable?
Any advice you can offer is much appreciated.