Originally Posted by mrnoyb
We own a White Hawk 27DSRL and tow it with a Chevy Silverado 1500 pickup. These are our numbers:
trailer specs -
Unloaded Vehicle Weight (lbs) 5,425
Dry Hitch Weight (lbs) 635
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (lbs) 7,500
Cargo Carrying Capacity (lbs) 2,075
truck specs -
2012 Silverado 1500 2WD EXT CAB LT (standard box)
VORTEC 5.3L V8
locking rear diff
heavy duty cooling
Z71 off road suspension
high capacity air cleaner
integrated trailer brake controller
18' aluminum wheels
on/off road tires
GVWR 6800 lbs
rear axle 3.42 ratio
CAT Scale weight with full fuel, truck cap & bedrug 5440 lbs
available payload 1360
GCWR 15000 lbs
max trailer weight 9700 lbs
trailer weight rating 8200 lbs
max tongue weight 1100 lbs
Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW
The actual loaded tongue weight has been 815 lbs which limits what can be loaded into the truck to 545 lbs. With the truck loaded to 6800 lbs the GAWRs have always been within limits.
After loading everything we needed into the trailer it's never weighed more than 5660 lbs.
For us, the TV weights are what need to be monitored as the TT has never been close to it's limits.
Climbing 6-7 percent grades will get your attention but you'll be fine if you fall in behind the semi's.
This is great information and makes me feel better about the TV we have... while it is a Ford F150 it's almost identical with your specs however with a 3.55 rear axle ratio...Ironically fully loaded, gas, etc it weighed out at 5440 at the CAT scales also.
Going this Friday to look at the 27dsrl, 26dsrb, and the 30dsre (mastersrv in Greenwood, SC has all three)....Wife likes the 27dsrl the best, I like the 30dsre....I am going to lose....Only the wife and I, so I am starting to come to the realization that the walk through bathroom might not be an issue. Guessing you found that to be the case.
Was looking at getting the Reese Dual Cam, what made you choose the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System?