We have actually put a few hundred miles towing it over the past 3 weeks and even hit the scale last weekend, unfortunately been little chilly at night to actually sleep in it. Currently the rig is pretty well stocked with all the stuff we will need other than clothes/food and he offical scale weight was about 7400#. As for food we will buy most food when we get to where we are going, not planning any Dry camping so I will not be carrying water and clothes. I really dont see us going over 8000# and the truck is rated at 10400. So if I do go over the 8k I still have some wiggle room. Got full Dual cam sway that works nice, really dont feel the trailer much. Last years model (as mine is equipped was 8400 dry) while I "could" have towed that I didnt fell comfortable after it was loaded.
As for the "length", the pic angle adds a little to it but yea it is a little longer than I was initially looking for but EVERYONE says wish mine was a little larger or ready to upgrade... we we started witht he upgrade to avoid that