Originally Posted by Ttpuller
You are mostly correct I made a small mistake the gcwr is 30000 on the 3.73 and yes you are correct 33000 with a 4.30. This is way better than trying to claim only 17k of towing by not doing research. We both did research an gave the person asking the question the correct info. I would never claim to be perfect but I think we all need to answer question with a little more discretion if one can't do this then they need not reply at all to a numbers are he numbers question. It was good going back and forth with you.
If you want to insult me then here are some facts:
You can't just take the GCWR..... If you read further you will see that the MAXIMUM
weight he can safely tow is 20,300# If you take the weight of his truck with him, fuel, supplies, a 300# 5th wheel hitch it's going to be around 9600#. (will be more if he has a bigger than 38 gal. tank)
Take the 29000# GCWR and deduct the 9600# truck and you have 19,400# trailer weight to be at maximum GCWR
AND which puts him right at the edge of his towing limits. (so you saying
he can tow 26,000 is way off the mark)
Now take the 4000# car to load up and deduct that from the 19,400# allowed and you would need a 5th that weighed in at 15,400# fully loaded max before loading the car.
I have never seen a toy hauler with that little weight plus one you could load a car in have you? Even if you found one, who wants to be loaded at their maximum weight worrying about breaking axles, blowing head gaskets and trying to stop it etc?
So maybe you should take into consideration all the facts and the safety and reliability of the unit and not what Ford says the maximum GCWR weight can be. I'm just trying to help the guy out and if you really wanted to do research to help him you would use a lot more than the GCWR rating.... and get your