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Old 07-08-2016, 05:51 PM   #11
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yes the sticker says the weight of passengers and cargo should not exceed 1375lbs.

thanks for all your help
unfortunatly looking at it from here, i would say not enough truck ! The tongue will be eating more than half of the 1400. That leaves you with very little room for cargo once the family is in the truck. Well dont listen to me, keep doing your homework, its very important to learn the process
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I'm towing a 2013 model with a Ford F250, and though a F150 Ecoboost may have the power to pull it, I would worry about the lower wight of that truck, especially the new aluminum models, so my advice would be to stay away from 1/4 tons with this trailer.
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Old 07-08-2016, 11:14 PM   #13
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yes the sticker says the weight of passengers and cargo should not exceed 1375lbs.
Not enough truck, then . My F150 has a similarly low limit, 1425, and my X213 turns out to be a pretty good match. Me, wife, kids, dog, 750 pounds of trailer tongue, hitch, a few bundles of firewood, and we're rapidly approaching 1425. If you had the max tow package it might work, but a regular F150 doesn't really have enough payload to pull a 28+ foot trailer.
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Don't worry, we all started out with a ton to learn as well!!! Just don't hesitate to ask any question you may have!!!

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Got a morning chuckle to this comment haha... The OP probably wishes he had a TON truck after reading all the comments above hehe...

Being old school here we always never considered pulling anything bigger then a 24-foot trailer with a half-ton truck setup... When reading what all the new truck claims sure gets your attention...

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Roy Braddy, I guess I fall into that old school catagory with you. That is exactly why we are not the proud owners of that beautiful Whitehawk 27 RLDS. We both LOVED the floor plan and the fact that it was a Jayco but, I did not feel our 2010 5.4 SCREW with tow package and 3:55 gears could handle it. In my opinion the "Ultra Lite" 4500 lb. TT we setteled for is almost too much for it. Where do manufacturers pull these numbers from ?
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Old 07-11-2016, 09:21 AM   #16
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yes the sticker says the weight of passengers and cargo should not exceed 1375lbs.

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Wow! That's surprising IMO on a vehicle with GVWR of 7350. I had about the same payload in my GMC 1500 with a much lower GVWR. I was dealing with a different (bigger) trailer though.

If I were you, I would get as many weights as you can, and be conservative with them (meaning I would use the heaviest reasonable weights I might expect). Take the truck to a scale to see what your REAL payload is. For the trailer, don't use the brochure tongue weights, they are not accurate to what you will experience. If you can find a trailer on the lot, it has its own yellow sticker that will list an "as shipped" weight that is much closer to reality. Personally, I would use the maximum GVWR on the trailer, and 15% of that number would be my estimated tongue weight. Compare that to what you have left on the truck. Then the decision is yours.

I have a feeling you're going to be very close to, if not over, your truck's specifications. If you decide to pull the trigger anyway, knowing you'll be close or over, you'll be in the market for a new truck (or a lighter trailer) in the next year or so. I see it all the time here, and I've been there myself.

I've said it before, and I've been there before too; just because it's good on paper doesn't mean you're going to like it going down the road. YMMV, but I was never comfortable towing on the margin with my previous setup.

Some people are perfectly comfortable going all the way up to 100% or more of their vehicle's rated specifications, but that's not for me. I take comfort in knowing that my truck can handle my trailer well beyond it's GVWR.
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Got a morning chuckle to this comment haha... The OP probably wishes he had a TON truck after reading all the comments above hehe...

Being old school here we always never considered pulling anything bigger then a 24-foot trailer with a half-ton truck setup... When reading what all the new truck claims sure gets your attention...

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I pulled my 2014 WH 30DSRE with about the same stats and a bit longer with a 2008 Silverado half ton. No argument it was at or over the max rating and payload BUT it towed great with a good WDH hitch and some reasonable planning with what and how I loaded. The only thing I experienced was increased tranny temps that the dealer said were well within the tolerances for the truck. Upgraded to a 3/4 ton Duramax a year later when I found a 3 year old with low miles for a reasonable price. Knew I would be upgrading eventually but never felt the v8 gasser struggle even on long upgrades.
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NO substitute for weighing YOUR TV. Period. See this:

http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...ton-15074.html

Today's truck makers have a ways to go on truly labeling their products so that us consumers can EASILY figure out what we can tow. In the meantime, we have to exercise our brains a bit more!

As always, YMMV!
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All of the information listed is valid and good info. Many members on here pull TT's having similar weight with 1/2 ton pickups, myself included. You are pushing the limits of the truck but many do it and have had no problems. If you are pulling as a part time recreational camper, you'll probably be OK. I think most of us don't want to go spend $40-$60 grand on a new truck. If you're full timing it, I would get a larger truck. My .02
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