Originally Posted by DancinCowgirl
snip....... but I am going crazy trying to figure out if I would be ok with my choice (I am concerned with weight)..... snip
The weights as I see them:
Your 2003 Ford F-150:
Curb Weight (base vehicle, full fluids, 150lb driver.., not Total Weight): 5,110lbs
Payload (based on Curb Weight): 1,640lbs
Published Tow Rating: ?? (NOTE: Published tow rating isn't actual: http://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...uot-Tow-Rating
IMO to reduce guess work, take your F-150 to a CAT scale under loaded conditions (fuel full, passengers, cargo, etc.) and weigh it. The CAT scale will provide you with your F-150's Gross Weight under loaded conditions. Then .........,
(F-150 GVWR of 6,750lbs) - (CAT Scale F-150 "Gross Weight") = Weight remaining for: TT loaded tongue weight, WDH weight, and any other weight not accounted for at the CAT scale.
2013 Jay Flight 26RKS:
UVW : 5,970lbs
Ship Weight (yellow sticker): 6,200lbs ??? (I think it may be heavier)
Example, family of four, of moderate loaded 26RKS: (Ship Weight @ 6,200lbs) + (RV Dealer battery, WDH, etc. @ 125lbs) + (TT cargo, no fluids @ 800lbs) = 7,125lbs Loaded TT Weight
Tongue Weight @ 13% to 15% for 29ft. TT: (13% to 15% of 7,125lbs) = 926lb - 1,069lb Loaded Tongue Weight range
Depending on your personal loading habits your actual weights may differ.
Knowing your CAT scale results will bring confidence to your TT selection.