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Old 07-04-2013, 09:47 PM   #43
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Look at the tow specs for your truck to see what it can handle. If you don't have the specs then contact the dealer or manufacturer and get them. Pay attention to the facts not personal opinions.
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Look at the tow specs for your truck to see what it can handle. If you don't have the specs then contact the dealer or manufacturer and get them. Pay attention to the facts not personal opinions.
Be sure you understand the manufacturer's specs!

1. The capacities shown are for a base model truck of the model specified (i.e., no options above those that are standard equipment on that particular model) with only a 150 lb driver aboard. Any additional curb weight of the truck loaded with the actual truck's added options, additional driver/passenger weight, cargo weight, the weight of the hitch, etc. must be deducted from the published trailer tow and payload capacities.

2. Don't just stop at the fictitious "manufacturer's trailer tow rating". In the fine print the manufacturer will state that none of the truck's other ratings (i.e., GCWR, GVWR or GAWRs) are to be exceeded while towing.

With a 5th wheel, one must look not only at what the truck can pull, but because of the higher pin weight of the 5th wheel, what it can carry as well.

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