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Old 10-14-2019, 09:37 AM   #15
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Ditto Smokey

The capacity stickers on the truck are what you go by. On the new GM trucks they added even more info that is unique that that truck. On the GM trucks they added max tongue weight for example.
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Old 10-14-2019, 12:57 PM   #16
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We just checked out a 2019 Winnebago Micro Minnie 2108FBS today that we really liked. But I wanted to check in with people who are a lot smarter about these things than I am to make sure we wouldn’t be making a mistake.

We tow with a 2017 Ford F150 4x4 Supercab 3.5L V6 Ecoboost with the 145” wheelbase, 3.55 axle, and max trailer tow package and 7000# GVWR package. I’ve checked in the manual and it looks like it has a GCWR of 16900 lbs. The sticker inside the driver’s door says the GVWR is 7000 lbs. And the yellow sticker in the door says our vehicle can take people and cargo up to 1754 lbs. We have a weight distribution hitch and anti sway bar for our current trailer as well, if that makes a difference. The truck would be carrying me, my husband and our daughter, who all together weigh about 400 lbs.

The Micro Minnie 2108FBS has a GVWR of 7000 lbs, and a dry weight of 3900 lbs. The sales guy showed us the sticker on the side of the trailer and told us it could carry up to 3100 lbs of cargo — which I am 100% positive we would never reach. Our current trailer has a CCC of 915 lbs, and we’ve always been fine with that. It’s also extremely unlikely we’d be driving with any of the tanks full — we never have in the 5 years we’ve had our current trailer. We don’t ever camp anywhere that doesn’t have a dump station on site, even if it is dry camping otherwise. (Though it wouldn’t hurt to know whether it would even be safe to drive with, say, a full fresh water tank given our tow vehicle - it has a fresh water capacity of 31 gallons, and black and grey of 25 gallons each).

Would this be a reasonable trailer given our tow vehicle? Or is the 7000 GVWR on the Winnebago cutting it too close, even though I doubt we’d ever get close to that.

Let me know if I can provide any additional information too. And thank you for your insights! We want to be sure we don’t make a costly mistake.
I pull my 222SL toyhauler with a 2016 2.7 EcoBoost F150. Truck has a 6 speed, 3:55's, 1430lb payload and is rated to tow 7500lb trailer. My trailer CAT scales at 8200lbs fully loaded with 2 Harleys and full fresh water. I am very impressed how well this truck handles this trailer when fully loaded.
Your F150 is more capable that mine... You'll be fine.
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That 2.7 litre Eco-Boost is impressive. And so is that 3.5 litre Eco-Boost. Both these engines are made just like the diesel engine with a graphite iron composite metal. Same as the new 2020 Cummins diesel and always from 2011 the 6.7 Powerstroke diesel.
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Just check your tires to be assured that they are rated to carry the same or more load than the axle rating. This is especially true if you have replaced the tires. On the side wall you will find "MAX Load XXXX lbs at XX psi. The max load of the two tires added together should equal the RAWR on the door sticker.

Some "half ton" pickups get fitted with P tires, passenger car tires, that have low ratings. With the tow package you have, this is likely not the case, but it only takes a moment to verify the tires.

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Just check your tires to be assured that they are rated to carry the same or more load than the axle rating. This is especially true if you have replaced the tires. On the side wall you will find "MAX Load XXXX lbs at XX psi. The max load of the two tires added together should equal the RAWR on the door sticker.

Some "half ton" pickups get fitted with P tires, passenger car tires, that have low ratings. With the tow package you have, this is likely not the case, but it only takes a moment to verify the tires.

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We have not changed the tires on our TV yet, but I’ll definitely check just to be safe. Plus we’ll keep that in mind for when we do go to replace the tires some day.
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My trailer actual weight is ! 7000 lbs. I'm towing with a very similar truck, but with Platinum trim, I've got a lower payload number.
Truck handles my trailer well, I've now got over 25K miles on the combo. I expect you will be fine.
FWIW. My truck has P rated 20" tires. Never bothered to change them. So, I wouldn't be in a hurry to spend money on tires unless you have some other reason to do so.
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