Originally Posted by DarylSCook
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IMO it's very possible that you could exceed one (or more) of your TV's specified weight limits........, all depends on your personal loading habits
. Please note that most 1/2 tons are limited by their payload capacity which the TT's "loaded" tongue weight and WDH weight is also subtracted from it.
Just some food for thought..........;
* Your F-150's specified weight limits (Tow Rating 9,400lbs, Payload Capacity, etc.) are based on it's "curb weight", which means that passenger weight, manufacture options, and cargo have to be subtracted.
* The 28BHBE UVW of 6,430lbs isn't it's ship weight, I would add approximately 400lbs ......., so 6,830lbs on the dealers lot. There will be a yellow sticker on the TT reflecting actual ship weight specifications.
* To reduce guess work, take your F-150 (simulate loaded camping conditions) to a CAT scale and weigh it. Subtract the CAT scale weight from your F-150's specified GVWR (sticker on drivers door)....., the remaining weight is what you have for the TT's loaded tongue weight, WDH weight, plus any other TV weight not accounted for at the CAT scale. On a 30ft TT figure the loaded tongue weight should be 13% to 15% of the TT's loaded weight.
* Also, subtracting the CAT scale weight from your F-150's GCWR of 14,900lbs, the remaining weight is for everything not accounted for at the CAT scale (loaded tongue weight, loaded TT weight, WDH weight, etc.).
* When departing the RV dealership with your new TT, please note that the WDH was adjusted based on unloaded TV/TT conditions, the WDH in most cases will have to be re-adjusted under TV/TT "loaded" conditions.
Once you have your selected TV/TT combination, take the "loaded" combination to the CAT scale to confirm your weights, and the data will also confirm that your WDH has been adjusted correctly (very important).
CAT Scale how to: http://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...igh-Your-tt-tv
Hope this helps.