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Old 02-08-2015, 08:21 PM   #101
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I agree that the truck must be able to handle the weight. Donna, what's the payload (or GVWR - we can work with either number) of your F-150?
Give me a day or two or three and I'll scan in the window sticker.

oh wait, I just looked the GVWR package says 7200#
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Old 02-08-2015, 08:39 PM   #102
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According to the Ram site, payload is define as the sum of all contents and cargo carried in the bed of the vehicle and as you change the cab size or passengers, the GCVW changes:
Ram Trucks - Towing Capacity Chart
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Old 02-08-2015, 08:46 PM   #103
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I guess I should be very happy to be a single trailer with weight propotioned to height and I don't pack Ten Forward with cast iron cookware...
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Old 02-08-2015, 08:49 PM   #104
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According to the Ram site, payload is define as the sum of all contents and cargo carried in the bed of the vehicle and as you change the cab size or passengers, the GCVW changes:
Ram Trucks - Towing Capacity Chart
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Old 02-08-2015, 09:03 PM   #105
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Most of the figures given from the manufacturers are guidelines. Each rig is unique as it always has personal stuff along with the weight of the trailer and tow vehicle. I feel out the rig before and when I'm driving. Watch your gauges, listen for anything that sounds strange and stay within your limits.

All the current generation pickup trucks are very nice and capable and a good choice for towing a cool fiberglass trailer.

Just be safe and take your time and enjoy your recreational vehicle.
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Old 02-08-2015, 09:25 PM   #106
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Mark's right. We just want folks to have fun and be safe. A lot of that is paying attention to the weight you're towing, the tow vehicle's limitation and the weight of what you pack. It's all good.
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Old 02-08-2015, 09:47 PM   #108
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I can see now how that sentence can apply to mean contents in the cab and cargo in the bed versus contents and cargo (both) in the bed......sorry Steve, it is a little ambiguous.
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Awwww. I feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

I went out and hugged my truck too.
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