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Old 08-04-2016, 12:48 PM   #1
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Is this app reliable/accurate ?

Do you trust and use this app
RV Tow Check | Towing Capacity Calculator

Harry & Donna
2014 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.7 Hemi
2015 Jayco Jay Feather 23RLSW
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Old 08-04-2016, 01:06 PM   #2
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Is the picture behind kind of stupid? Looks like a lifted HD pickup, and the 5th is using a towing dolly to turn it into a bumper pull? Did this guy not use the app?

I'm a TT guy, so maybe 5ers are different, but I wouldn't trust a calculator that didn't take into account the GAWR's. You can be within the other limits (GVWR/GCWR), but still be overloading your rear axle. Also, where you put the "gear/cargo/misc" is important; is it in the TV or 5th? Makes a big difference in where it is being placed as to axle loads.

Nothing beats 20 min at the CAT scales getting it all figured out.

2011 Jayco X19H (purchased 2015)
2008 Jayco 1007 PUP (purchased new, traded for the X19)
2012 Chev Traverse LT with TP
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Old 08-09-2016, 11:53 AM   #3
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nope, all of the online calculators have me towing a 18-22k# trailer from the bumper and it's only rated for #13k and a 8500# 5'er and its rated for 14k
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