Originally Posted by KennyG1950
I'm looking at purchasing an Arctic Fox Travel Trailer (25Y) which weighs around 6100# dry.
Dry weight is meaningless. Ignore it and use the GVWR of the TT, minus a few hundred pounds. Dry weight of that TT is 6,853, not the 6,100 you quoted. GVWR is 10,000 pounds, so assume your significant other is going to load it down to around 9,000 pounds. With the average of 12.5% tongue weight, your tongue weight is going to be around 1,125 pounds.
Northwood | Arctic Fox 25Y
Is anyone pulling such a trailer with the new Ford Expedition V6 with EcoBoost and a GVWR of 9200#?
No, the GVWR is not 9200. The tow rating of the ones with the factory optional HEAVY DUTY TOWING PACKAGE
is 9,200. But most Expeditions don't have the HD towing package so their tow rating is 6.600 pounds.
2016 Ford Expedition | View Towing Specifications | Ford.com
But the tow rating is misleading. In order to tow a TT that grosses 6,600 pounds without being overloaded there would have to be nobody and nothing in the SUV except a skinny driver and a full tank of gas. For most of us, the max trailer we can tow with our families and stuff in an Expedition without exceeding any of Ford's weight limits is about 5,000 pounds - maybe up to 5500.
Before you go shopping for a TT, you need to know how much payload capacity you have left over for tongue weight. So load the SUV with everybody and everything that will be in it when towing, drive to a truck stop that has a certified automated truck (CAT) scale, fill up with gas, then weigh the wet and loaded SUV. Add 50# to that weight for the head of a common weight-distributing hitch. Then subtract that total weight of the wet and loaded SUV from the GVWR of the SUV. The answer is the max tongue weight your TT can have without exceeding the GVWR of the Expedition.
Divide that max tongue weight by 0.125 and the answer is the max GVWR of any tandem-axle travel trailer you want to consider buying.
My bet is the available unused payload capacity for tongue weight limits your wet and loaded SUV to a TT with GVWR less than 5,000 pounds. My F-150 is overloaded with my TT that grosses only 4,870 pounds when on the road.