Originally Posted by Michael195
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.