Originally Posted by jimmyspartan85
snip.... so we're not sure how my 2012 F150 5.0 will handle it.....snip
Welcome to JOF
The 33BHBS is a nice TT, and at 37ft long insuring that you have an adequate TV is a smart move on your part.
With a 8,500lb GVWR, if one were to load the TT to it's maximum (most don't), the loaded tongue weight would be 1,105lbs to 1,275lbs (13% to 15%)....., and the tongue weight comes of the TV's payload capacity (GVWR).
Jayco's published UVW is 6,610lbs, but the actual factory ship weight will be around 7,060lbs (check yellow sticker on TT), add in another 100lbs for dealer stuff (battery, etc.)......, so figure 7,160lbs as your starting point.
Just an example: UVW 7,160lbs + Cargo 600lbs (no fluids) = 7,760lbs loaded TT weight. So 7,760 @ 13% - 15% = 1,009lbs to 1,164lbs loaded tongue weight (subtracted from TV payload capacity). Everyones loading habits are different, so take this into consideration with your family of four.
Where most 1/2 ton trucks fall short with the heavier TT's is the "available" payload capacity to support the TT's loaded tongue weight and the WDH weight (about 50lbs), even when the published Tow Rating is adequate.
Actual Tow Ratings: http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f37/what-is-my-actual-tow-rating-3866.html
If you want to know how much "available payload capacity" your 2012 F-150 has, take your F-150 to a CAT scale and weight it under loaded conditions (full fuel, passengers, cargo), then subtract the CAT scale weight from the GVWR noted on your driver's door. The CAT scale visit will take only a couple of minutes and about $9.
Without the CAT scale data, I'm tending to think the 33BHBS is going to exceed one or more of your F-150 (as configured) weight limits under loaded conditions.
Hope this helps in your do-dilegence.