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Old 12-23-2012, 09:40 AM   #15
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I do not have the HD towing, however I have a weight distribution hitch rated for much more than I can tow, at 10,000 lbs, with anti sway bars.
The WD hitch is not your limiter. GVWR of the truck is probably your limiter, and the limited GVWR of your truck limits the hitch weight of any trailer you can tow.

Weigh the wet and loaded Subbie on a CAT scale - without the trailer, but loaded with all the people and stuff you'll have in the truck when towing - including the shank and ball mount of your WD hitch along with a full tank of gas. Subtract the weight of the wet and loaded truck from the GVWR of the truck. The answer is the max hitch weight you can haul without being overloaded. Divide that max hitch weight by 0.13, and the answer is a good estimate of the max weight of any TT you can tow without being overloaded.
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The WD hitch is not your limiter. GVWR of the truck is probably your limiter, and the limited GVWR of your truck limits the hitch weight of any trailer you can tow.

Weigh the wet and loaded Subbie on a CAT scale - without the trailer, but loaded with all the people and stuff you'll have in the truck when towing - including the shank and ball mount of your WD hitch along with a full tank of gas. Subtract the weight of the wet and loaded truck from the GVWR of the truck. The answer is the max hitch weight you can haul without being overloaded. Divide that max hitch weight by 0.13, and the answer is a good estimate of the max weight of any TT you can tow without being overloaded.
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Thank you so much for the insight. I will do all you suggest even before shopping for a TT. Do not want to void my warranty in any way. Thanks again and Merry Christmas.
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Only 5000lbs? My liberty diesel can do that and that is derated from the Euro rating of 7400lbs. I would think a 1/2 ton suburban is capable of doing more.

As for the TT, if you want under 5k, ultralite in the 20 to 24 foot. I have been searching for that size myself.
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Only 5000lbs? My liberty diesel can do that and that is derated from the Euro rating of 7400lbs. I would think a 1/2 ton suburban is capable of doing more.

As for the TT, if you want under 5k, ultralite in the 20 to 24 foot. I have been searching for that size myself.
For myself I would prefer a heavy trailer with more weight on the front. The light long units will wag the tail much more.

My friend had a light 30ft towed with a 2500 and a wind gust while doing a curve tip the trailer on its side.
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I have a 2009 Keystone Passport 280bh 31' and only weighs 4700 lbs dual sway bars and wd hitch and pulled it with 08 f150 king ranch and had no issues what so ever. Very nice tt and easy to pull.
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