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Old 11-23-2020, 10:02 AM   #1
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We would like to purchase the Jayco 274 CKDS. Only problem is the max capacity of the truck is 9400 and the GVWR of the trailer is 10,000. Is there any way to safely make this work and not void our warranty on the truck?
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We would like to purchase the Jayco 274 CKDS. Only problem is the max capacity of the truck is 9400 and the GVWR of the trailer is 10,000. Is there any way to safely make this work and not void our warranty on the truck?
Sorry to say this. There is no way you can make this setup work. Warranty would be my least concern. IMO, 10,000 lbs is way too much for 1/2 ton. You will be way way way way over your payload rating on the truck. It’s already in the 3/4 ton or maybe 1 ton SRW territory.

In general, off-road trucks don’t tow well and they scarify payload for off-road capability. Just look at the door sticker on Ram Power Wagon. Although it’s on a 3/4 ton chassis, its payload is less than most well equipped 1/2 ton trucks.
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Old 11-23-2020, 01:32 PM   #3
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There are only two half ton trucks I would try to tow 10,000lbs. They are the F-150 with the HDPP package or the Nissan Titan XD. And even these trucks would struggle I think.

10,000lbs is really 3/4 and 1 ton Single Rear Wheel (SRW) truck territory.

Simply put a 150/1500 series truck can not control that much weight. The wheelbase is too short plus the truck does not weigh enough to control that trailer.
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We would like to purchase the Jayco 274 CKDS. Only problem is the max capacity of the truck is 9400 and the GVWR of the trailer is 10,000. Is there any way to safely make this work and not void our warranty on the truck?
Your problem isn't with your truck's ability to tow a 10,000 lb. trailer (it will pull it just fine).

Your problem will be with the truck's available payload. Payload is everything you put in the truck (people, gear, dogs, trailer tongue weight, etc.). A 10,000 lb. trailer's tongue weight will be somewhere between 1000 and 1500 lbs. That won't leave very much bandwidth for bringing along the family and camping accouterments.

Most people treat payload numbers as a manufacturer's recommendation and not a hard-n-fast maximum. Your axle capacities, however, should never be exceeded. Inside the driver door is the sticker that gives vehicle payload and towing limits. Check your axle limits to make sure you'll have enough capacity.
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No! Absolutely not! There is nothing that can be changed to add towing or payload capacities. Want a big trailer get a big truck!
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There are a lot more numbers to consider than the GVWR of the trailer vs max towing of your truck.

Check inside the drivers door jam and check your 'Occupant and cargo should not exceed xxxx kilo xxxx lbs. Also check your rear axle capacity.

The tow rating is a bogus number when talking about travel trailers. If the tow rating of your truck is 9,400lbs that means it can tow a flatbed trailer with cargo right over the trailers axles. Not a travel trailer with a lot of weight in the front. Not to mention the big front, big high sides, big flat back of the travel trailer. It will catch wind from mother nature as well as when a semi truck passes.

You should look at a travel trailer with a GVWR of 5,500 to 6,000lbs if you are seroius.
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