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Old 07-15-2017, 11:59 AM   #1
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I want a toy hauler to carry my Honda Goldwing which weights 900 lbs

The 2017 Ford F250 Gas 6.2 sez it will 5th wheel tow 15,000 lbs..

how much weight could my trailer max out at... it will be used maybe 4 times a year

I live in Dallas TX
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I want a toy hauler to carry my Honda Goldwing which weights 900 lbs

The 2017 Ford F250 Gas 6.2 sez it will 5th wheel tow 15,000 lbs..

how much weight could my trailer max out at... it will be used maybe 4 times a year

I live in Dallas TX
Welcome to The Forum. As mentioned, you will find lots of great people with really good information here. I am not one of the more intelligent ones, but here is what I learned the hard way. I ordered a new toy hauler based on my max towing specification. After it came in and I towed it home, I learned about tongue weight. Even though the gross weight of the toy hauler was within the tow rating, the tongue weight put me over on the truck. I was driving a F250 SD diesel. Now I'm driving an F450 diesel. Luckily I didn't have the new truck when I was shopping for campers, who knows what I would have ended up with.
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I want a toy hauler to carry my Honda Goldwing which weights 900 lbs

The 2017 Ford F250 Gas 6.2 sez it will 5th wheel tow 15,000 lbs..

how much weight could my trailer max out at... it will be used maybe 4 times a year

I live in Dallas TX
Welcome...

Three numbers to consider.

GCWR - max of everything between the tow vehicle and trailer. This is the max.

UNLESS

GVWR - gross vehicle weight. You should not exceed the GVWR of the vehicle. In-used GCWR cannot be applied to the GVWR. GVWR is posted on the drivers pillar or somewhere close.

UNLESS

GAWR - gross axle weight. You should not exceed the axle weight of the tow vehicle. GAWR for both front and rear axles are on the same sticker as the GVWR.

You should not exceed any of the above weights. Generally GVWR is exceeded before the other two but if any are exceeded you are over loaded.

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