I could really use some advice from a someone knowledgeable about towing safety.
I have 2007(newer body style) Chevy 3500HD Duramax SINGLE REAR
WHEEL, Load E tires all around. I also have a 62 gallon high capacity fuel tank that replaced the OEM one. I have longer shackles which have lowered the rear about 1.5 inches and replaced the bump stops with Timbren rubber springs.
Fifth wheel/Toy hauler
I am pulling a 2011 Jayco Recon ZX 39C. The tongue weight dry on these is 3400lb!
I just took it on a 1300 mile trip and thought I'd roll it on to the scales just for kicks. Truck Front axle was 4200lb. Trailer weight was 16000lb. Truck rear axle was 8000lb!!
After that I was nervous the whole ride since each of my truck tires are only rated for 3400lb each. You do the math. Was that a foolish decision to drive all that way? Do I need to immediately get a dually so as not to put my life and others in danger anytime I pull that thing on the interstate? I'm also running a gooseneck adapter setup attached to the B&W hide-a-ball in my bed which is making for a really jerky ride. I am going to be adding the B&W companion and ditch the gooseneck adapter. But regarding safety does anyone have a solution for me? Could I go with more heavy duty rated tires like Load F or even G? Will they even fit on my truck? Thank you so much in advance for any valuable advice you have for me.
BTW I love my Jayco Toyhauler!!