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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: DAMNED GEORGIA
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When I look at loading any truck and trailer safely, its the tire ratings (which shouldn't be your limiting factor), followed by the Axle ratings individually. Payload is normally based off the weight of the truck, compared to the axle ratings.
Payload is the GVWR minus the weight of the truck with a credit for a 150lb driver. In theory, a 10000lb conventional trailer could weigh as much as 1500lb on the hitch, which 1. could exceed the hitch rating (a 12k hitch is rated for 1200lbs hitch weight) and/or 2. depending on your truck and the additional cargo within, put you near your payload/GVWR rating. When bumper towing, the weight on the hitch is a significant variable as to whether the trailer is level, nose high or nose low... Especially if your tanks are located near the rear of the trailer (i.e. aft of the axle(s)) and are not empty.
2015 F350 DRW Platinum, SCT X4, EDGE CTS2, aFe PDS, AirLift 5000 Ultimate & Wireless Air, Lund LED Bull Bar, RC Grille bar, B&W 5th Wheel, Stark LED Lighting
2010 F250, H&S Mini Maxx, aFe PDS, Diamond Eye 4", Pro Comp Nitro 2.5", Bilstein 5100, SmittyBilt Bull Bar, Bushwacker Pocket Style, B&W Slider, Firestone Ride-Rite, Fuel Hostage 20x10, Pioneer/Kicker/JL Audio
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