TV is a 2020 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew, 5.7 Hemi with a 3.21. Yellow payload sticker in the door is 1620#. Husky centerline WDH, Airlift HD air bags added, factory brake controller
TT is a 2021 Rockwood Mini lite 2204s. 24’. 4800# dry. Anticipating no more than 5700# when loaded (perhaps the biggest unknown but that’s the goal!) Plus I’d like to adjust the tongue weight to about 13% of gross trailer weight, so about 750# (5700*.13)
Just the wife and I (275# total,.....over 60 and actually skinny
). Figure no more than 100-150# we might load in the truck. Even that is negotiable.
So I have a Softopper and nerf bars, 70# for both. We have zero need for the rear crew cab seats while RVing and they do pop out pretty easy. Why couldn’t I remove them to regain some added payload capacity? No worse than a single cab truck...Might not be necessary but I thought it could be an option. Hate carrying around stuff I don’t need.
We have CAT scales down the road but I like the idea of knowing where I’m at before hand. Instead of just going with a tongue scale I thought about getting some cattle scale load cells to make an “axle” scale. I used to have Longacre racing scales in my Autocross days and really loved them. Maybe a bit of geek overkill but it sounds like a fun project. Anyone ever try something like this?
(I’ve already towed my 5800#, 24’ center console Sea Hunt with zero mods or issues but I know boats and TT’s are very different beasts) Thanks!