Originally Posted by PJN23RLSW
I love my new TT but it seems my TV is struggling some towing it . I am considering weighing the whole rig because I am stumped as to why . At 4800 lbs dry my TT is well under the 6700 lbs the vehicle is max rated at. I am no where near that . Maybe at the most with a little bit of water and gear 5,700 lbs.
It may not be the weight you are towing, it may be what's in your truck. What's your payload? It's on the weight rating sticker in your driver door.
Make sure your towing capacity really is 6700#. The towing charts listed by places like Trailer Life are generalizations and not at all accurate. Everything you need to know about your towing limits are at your fingertips. GM owners manuals have a towing chart in that breaks out towing capacity and GCWR by engine type and option packages. The RPO sticker in your glove box has all the codes you need to validate what options are on your vehicle, including the codes for your gearing. Finally, look at the tire/weight sticker in your driver's door. It shows your available payload. That's the amount of weight the truck can carry. Already calculated in is the driver and a full tank of gas.
Payload is a critical number that most people overlook. If your payload is 1500#, and your 3 passengers and gear in the truck weigh 500#, that leaves 1000# of payload. Sounds pretty good? Now subtract the tongue weight of the trailer, in this case likely close to 750#. Now you only have 300# left. It runs out real fast. Moreover you have to subtract the weight of everything in the truck from the rated towing capacity, so with 500# of people and gear your towing capacity drops to 6200#.