Originally Posted by nosticks
Good luck in your search, and when it comes to towing capability, if the salemans mouth is moving, he's selling and not particularly interested in your well being going down the road.
As a former RV salesperson, I won't say I take offense to that because the reason I am not doing it anymore is that the dealer didn't like me being so honest with the people with what the can actually tow. But that is true of many sales people in the industry. But they probably went somewhere else where the sales person told them what they WANTED to hear. That is so true of many buyers. A lot know the numbers, but someone just told me I can do it, so.......
To the OP. there are a lot of nice TT's out there that will probably work for you. Most (I won't say all) 5er's in your range will be small; probably to the point that you have to go outside to change your mind. TT's put much less weight onto the tow vehicle so while you do need to pay attention to your tow vehicle GVWR, you have more room to play with in the GCWR area.
Fill the fuel tank, load up all the occupants that will go with you on a trip and drive to a truck stop to get your truck weighed. Then you can compare that to the GAWR/GVWR/GCWR to see just what you can tow. And when you look at TT's ALWAYS
use the trailer's GVWR. Unloaded weight is meaningless.
I have had a few truckers stop (when I'm on the scales) and comment that many more RV'ers should be doing that.