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Old 11-17-2014, 12:50 PM   #31
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huntnrig for sure. Manufactures set specifications to cover their *ss. Even a 500 lbs. over wouldn't hurt equipment. For comfort I always like to be within the limits as much as possible. I have been on to the scale with a 10 ton truck and was 2.5T over registration weight not the GVWR.....$$$Taxes

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Old 11-18-2014, 08:38 PM   #32
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Probably too much wailing and nashing of teeth over some towing stats. I occasionally exceed my truck's GVWR, but by less than #150. I am under my GCVWR by over #3000; try to stay with in the 80% rule. (Tow #12800 combined with #16000 GCVWR).

I have between #900 and 1000 on my tongue, which has produced no sway with my set up. This pushes my TV GVWR, but I am generally about #400 under my gross rear axle rating.

I am a firm believer in not exceeding the axle weight ratings and staying with in the 80% mentioned above.

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Old 12-29-2014, 01:29 PM   #33
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We have a 2015 Eagle 28BHBE which has similar weights from the factory:

Unloaded Vehicle Weight (lbs) 6,605 Dry Hitch Weight (lbs) 630 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (lbs) 9,250 Cargo Carrying Capacity (lbs) 2,645

The weight on the yellow sticker with full propane tanks, the rear bike tray, upgraded counter tops and gel coat sides reads 7300 lbs dry. We are pulling with a 2010 F150 5.4 with Max Tow package and I am pleased with the way it pulls. Able to maintain 55-60 mph through the mountains in Vermont and New York although the gas engine does have to work while climbing and you will probably appreciate the extra torque of your EB. I am well under my towing capacity but I am close to payload and would prefer to have the HD Payload package in my next truck. Really like my Propride Hitch as it really does eliminate sway. Don't hesitate to PM me if you have any other questions.
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Old 12-31-2014, 02:39 PM   #34
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Unfortunately I think your hypothetical numbers are going to be significantly less than actual scaled weights. I really believe you won't be close. I think you'll be way over. Keep in mind the class IV receiver rating as well. Your kids won't stop growing either. I won't be the downer and tell you that you'll immediately self destruct and turn into a flaming, twisted ball of wreckage cartwheeling down the highway- thats just not the case. What I will tell you is that BC is well known on all the forums for having some of the most draconian rules and enforcement for trailering. It's funny that you never hear of locals being pulled over or dragged through a checkstop, however I personally know of three people that were pulled into a checkstop in BC- one family was turned around and sent packing. Maybe they just look for out of province plates? There are some provinces that only give a hoot about your tire and axle ratings and what your registration says. BC isn't one of them. FWIW I go by axles- lots of guys do. That won't hold up some places. There is merit to the two vehicle setup. We do that now when at all possible.
Your 6 bolt rims are certainly not your weak link. Look at the maximum weight allowance on your OEM rubber. The rims are rated for at least that. The common number on almost all F series OEM rims for this gen is 2450lbs per rim. The most common weak link for half ton GVWR is the braking force and spring packs/ coils and how they handle body roll etc under heavy load.
IMO- too much trailer, too many variables. Just my thoughts though. Take it for what it's worth. With the correct modifications to your truck, you could yank that load around with your family all day long safely as far as I am concerned. Unfortunately- I don't make the rules

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