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Old 01-27-2014, 06:45 PM   #1
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Our truck has max towing of 9300lbs, is a 5.0 litre V8 with a 3:73 rear end. It says the rear GAWR is 3850lbs and front GAWR is 3750lbs. Not really sure what this means! Total GVW of truck is 7350 lbs.

The trailer is listed at Jayco site as 4850lbs dry (seems light, I think it's more like 5300 with options) and gross weight of 7500lbs. Dry hitch of 535lbs.

I keep reading to check a "yellow sticker" on the door of the truck to determine payload, but there is no sticker on my truck that says that. It just lists the GVW; rear and front GAWR as stated above! And I'm freaking out about this trailer exceeding our payload!

Thoughts? Are we OK! We about to sign on the dotted line with this trailer! Thanks.
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:21 PM   #2
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What is the available payload of you truck? Look for sticker in drivers door jam, not on the door. I think after 2006 it became required. Once you find that sticker start subtracting...
- passenger weight
- cargo weight
- weight of WD hitch

What's left is available for TT tongue weight.

If you can't find the sticker, go weight the truck and subtract scaled weight from GVWR.

I doubt you will ever get that trailer up to 7500lbs, but 6500 is very reasonable. 6500 x 13% = 845Lbs.

Do you have 850lbs available after the subtraction exercise above?
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:24 PM   #3
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What is the available payload of you truck? Look for sticker in drivers door jam. This signifies how much cargo/passenger weight you truck is rated for. Start here and begin subtracting...
- passenger weight
- cargo weight
- weight of WD hitch

What's left is available for TT tongue weight.

I doubt you will ever get that trailer up to 7500lbs, but 6500 is very reasonable. 6500 x 13% = 845Lbs.

Do you have 850lbs available after the subtraction exercise above?
Thanks. I can't find any sticker on the driver's door that gives the maximum payload! Just the weights I listed above!
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Here is the official Ford towing specs. Hope it helps.
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Your quick, I did make an edit while you must have been replying. On my vehicles the sticker is on the jam (B Pillar I think it's technically called) not the door.
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I think I found it. It says "the maximum cargo and occupants should not exceed 1613 lbs". Is that what we are talking about?
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I think I found it. It says "the maximum cargo and occupants should not exceed 1613 lbs". Is that what we are talking about?
That` s it. Your payload.
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On my 2012 f-150 the sticker is a white computer printed sticker on the lip of the drivers door ( when closed it matches up,with the b pillar) that will tell you the gvwr of the vehicle. You do want to use that for estimating if you do not have the trailer. To get your extra payload amount you can go to a cat scale.

Unfortunately I do not have my estimates anymore but what I remember is that with my configuration I had about 580lbs that I could put in the payload and on the hitch. However that was an estimate only as when I weighed my truck I did not have all the passengers in it ( two adults and three kids). I do have an ARE cover on it that weighs about 120lbs.

First thing why I actually get my trailer is to weight and hope I am right on my weights. If not then I have to ship some stuff around in the trailer.
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