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Old 08-11-2015, 06:03 PM   #11
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I just checked the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) for the 2015 and it is 7500 pounds. The Unloaded Vehicle Weight (UVW) is 5460 for 2015.

The unloaded vehicle weight for the 2016 is 6020 pounds and the GVWR remains at 7500 pounds.
Either way, your truck is probably not the best tow vehicle for this trailer.

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Old 08-11-2015, 06:28 PM   #12
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It appears that even the 2014-15 were delivered at 6000lbs so 6200lb isnt too far off. When I ordered it there was conflicting reports of what the weights actually were. Some dealers were showing 2015 weights and others were 6300lbs. So until I actually received the unit, I didn't really know what the weight was going to be. I also wasn't obligated to buy it either.

From what I have read, the 28dsbh has been an excellent unit for a half ton truck for which attracted me to a Whitehawk anyways.

It's a great TT for a half ton but you still need a good towing package.

I love my combo, but I have max tow (up to 11,200 lbs) and a good hitch.

Having said that, I wouldn't go any bigger for TT with my truck, because of payload limitations.
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Old 08-12-2015, 05:52 AM   #13
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Here is what I came up with: 2007 Silverado 2wd Crew Cab 5.3 with 3.73 gears

Truck GVWR (6800)
Tow Capacity (7600)
Truck GCWR (13000)
Truck Curb Weight (5,015 - Online Reference, not actual scale)

Camper Dry Weight (6200)
Camper Hitch Weight (660)

Total Truck Weight (est)= 5,014 (curb) + 600 (family) + 100 (WD) + 660 (Tounge) + 100 (bikes, etc) = 6,448lbs

6,800(GVWR) - 6,448 = 351lbs Of Remaining GVWR

13,000(GCWR) - 6,449 = 6,551lbs Actual Tow Rating

Dry weight of 2016 28dsbh is 6,200 minus 6551 = 351lbs of load capacity

Does the math look correct to you?
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Old 08-12-2015, 05:53 AM   #14
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Dry weight posted on camper door is 6200lbs which includes full propane and full generator gas tank.
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:01 AM   #15
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Our 2016 23MRB has a GVR of 6500, and by phone, Ford told us that our TV's tow capacity is 9500. We have only driven ours three times now - once with nothing of ours in it, and twice with some of our stuff loaded - and though we notice the difference from the pop-up we used to have (half the weight of this), and a little slowing down up hills, we are pretty comfortable with it. (We have not weighed it ourselves yet.)
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:07 AM   #16
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Our 2016 23MRB has a GVR of 6500, and by phone, Ford told us that our TV's tow capacity is 9500. We have only driven ours three times now - once with nothing of ours in it, and twice with some of our stuff loaded - and though we notice the difference from the pop-up we used to have (half the weight of this), and a little slowing down up hills, we are pretty comfortable with it. (We have not weighed it ourselves yet.)

We have a 2016 23MRB as well and are towing with the F-150. Our experience is similar to yours. Just out of curiosity, what vehicle are you towing with and what rear ratio do you have?
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:53 AM   #17
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That 660 tongue weight will increase as you load the TT. The average family loads 1000lbs in their TT. That puts you at 7200lbs. So using the min 10% for TW your TT will have a TW of 720lbs. Now add in what ever you put in the TT's front storage compartment and under the bed. I'm guessing you need to add another 150-200lbs for all that. And that will be added to your TW. so now you're at 870-920lbs for TW. Which is 210-260lbs more which will be added to the trucks payload of which you have stated you only have 351lbs left.
JMO but you're at your limits. BTDT with an F150 and a 31' 7300lb 950lb TW trailer. I was right at the trucks limits. I was under the GVW and RAWR by only 50lbs. It really wasn't any fun having to be careful when packing. I moved up to a 3/4 ton and in doing so gained a better handling tow vehicle as well as the ability to take anything I wanted.
I would either upgrade the truck if the TT is something you really want or look for a lighter TT.
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Tylersdad, we don't actually know the rear-end ratio on our TV, though I suppose we could call Ford again with the VIN and find out. It's a 2008 F-150, King Ranch, and does not have the tow package. We got the weight distribution hitch and sway bar from the dealer before we brought it home. We're still fiddling the adjustment on the sway bar.
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To see the original factory sticker which will list your rear-end ratio enter your VIN for free at researchmaniacs.com
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Old 08-12-2015, 01:32 PM   #20
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I ended up backing out of the deal. Truck isn't enough to handle the load. The salesman tried to tell me I was good to go but after I did my homework, I was in a unsafe situation. The salesman need to be educated on tow ratings and be careful on what they tell you. I guess I am back to shopping again. May go look at Keystone or Crossroads.
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