Originally Posted by jpriest
...On second thought, a WD hitch might just be what I am missing.
SmokeyWren - What are your thoughts?
The 2012 Ford RV and Trailer Towing Guide says a Class IV trailer has over 5,000 pounds gross trailer weight, and most applications require a conventional weight-distributing or 5th-wheel hitch.
I'll bet Dodge and GM say the same thing. All the recognized towing experts say you should never
tow a tag trailer that weighs over 5,000 pounds without a WD hitch. So I don't.
On a 4,000-mile towing trip around Memorial Day weekend, my TT grossed about 4,900 pounds with 4,220 on the trailer axles. I towed it with a Reese Strait-Line dual-cam WD hitch. No problems, other than my MPG for those 4,000 miles was less than I had hoped for.
At 11,420 pounds GCW, I was well under the 14,000 GCWR of my EcoBoost drivetrain. But at 7,200 pounds GVW, I was slightly over the 7,100 GVWR of my F-150.
We're leaving again tomorrow for a 600 mile jaunt. I'll move some weight from the front basement to the rear closet and hope to get below the GVWR of my tow vehicle.