Just doing some research to double check towing capacity for my setup. We drive a 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 HD CC 4X4. Max TV GVWR is 8600. I believe the towing capacity is 10,200 lbs according to manufacturer. ( I need to check my rear end gear ratio to double check ).
TT is a 2010 Jayco Jay Flight 25BHS. Dry weight of TT is 5790, GVWR of TT is 8180. Manufacturer's hitch weight is 670. We do not load down the TT by any means when we travel. I am careful how I pack it and try to keep weight to a minimum and spaced according to how it will benefit towing.
The GCWR is 14,000 lbs according to TV specs.
I am using a Reese 1200 WD hitch and Reese single sway bar.
My question is, if the GCWR is 14,000 lbs, does that mean I cannot tow anything more than 5400 lbs? GCWR - GVWR of TV? Or am I overestimating the actual weight of TV by assuming it is 8600 lbs?
I have been hauling it for two years and have had no problems. The numbers just are not making sense to me.
Also, according to vehix.com, the max trailer weight with a WD hitch is also listed as 10,200 lbs. I have checked with trailerlife.com and several other websites that deal with towing and am still left looking for a better answer to my question. Can somebody please shed some light on my towing setup and its capacity or if I'm overloaded.
2010 Jayflight 25BHS
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD 6.0L
V-5 Talon hitch
Valley 1200 WD hitch w/ Valley sway