Originally Posted by TDI-Minnie
Where did this come from?
You lost me here.
I was using the formula TXiceman gave in the other thread:
GVWR - loaded vehicle = max loaded trailer hitch or tongue weight. (Note: not dry weight.
My GVWR is 6411, and my loaded vehicle weight is 5100. So, 6411-5100=1311, which should be the max tongue weight, according to the formula.
It's entirely possible that I'm not using this correctly--that the formula was only for a particular situation, or has limits I'm unaware of. Just trying to take what I saw and apply it. I'm still trying to learn.
I suppose my vehicle might have a tongue weight rating, too, but I can't find it in the owner's manual. All I've found is a vague discussion of having to calculate it, jumping me all over the manual. I thought maybe TXiceman's formula might be the same thing my manual is trying to get at, more succinctly put. I suppose if I really got into it, I'd have ti use the GAWRs as well, which, oddly enough, my manual does give (3196 FRT, 3527 RR), for all the use it does me.