IMO the term 1/2 ton towable means nothing since vehicle manufactures no longer make 1/2, 3/4, 1 ton, etc designated vehicles. Depending on the manufacture they make 1500/150, 2500/250, 3500/350, etc. These numbers no longer attribute to 1/2,3/4,1 ton, etc. Think about it, when was the last time you saw a 1500/150 that was only rated for 1000 lb (1/2 ton) capacity? That phraseology is some thing from the past that we consumers, RV marketers, sales reps still perpetuate to. This is a real disservice for the consumer that doesn't know how to or want to figure out the appropriateness of a specific TV/Trailer combination. In today's world that means you need to do the number crunching to determine if the combinations fits the specific ratings of the TV.
As far as pushing and exceeding the limits, or buying a combination one person may feel is inadequate, that is an individual decision. As a community we should share facts, or personal experience that is identified as such. We should not green light or red light an internet stranger's decision based on their specific circumstance that isn't necessarily the same as our own.
2007 Chevy Duramax LMM/Allison
2012 Jay Flight 29QBH
2012 Jay Flight 26BH (Sold)