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I'm super green to towing -- never towed anything before. I'm looking at picking up a travel trailer soon, and, wanted to know what size trailer I can safely tow.

I've tried using a tow calculator, but... it's asking for GVWR, GCWR, RGAWR, Tongue Capacity, etc. And, I don't know if these numbers have been published yet.

Any advice on what to look for, when looking at Dry Weight of Trailers, would be greatly appreciated.
 
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I'm super green to towing -- never towed anything before. I'm looking at picking up a travel trailer soon, and, wanted to know what size trailer I can safely tow.

I've tried using a tow calculator, but... it's asking for GVWR, GCWR, RGAWR, Tongue Capacity, etc. And, I don't know if these numbers have been published yet.

Any advice on what to look for, when looking at Dry Weight of Trailers, would be greatly appreciated.
The max bed payload is 1350 lbs. The TRX can tow up to 8100 lbs. Generally the max tongue weight is approx 10% or so of the trailer weight (weight of the trailer along with all items in the trailer) Also make sure your receiver ( what slides into your hitch covers weights at least the 8100lbs) and ball as well.

Hope this helps, I like the brand Weigh Safe as the are billet aluminum and are very strong and have a scale so you see the tongue weight.
 
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The max bed payload is 1350 lbs. The TRX can tow up to 8100 lbs. Generally the max tongue weight is approx 10% or so of the trailer weight (weight of the trailer along with all items in the trailer) Also make sure your receiver ( what slides into your hitch covers weights at least the 8100lbs) and ball as well.

Hope this helps, I like the brand Weigh Safe as the are billet aluminum and are very strong and have a scale so you see the tongue weight.

Awesome, thanks for that. So, I'm assuming a trailer with these specs would be okay?
  • UVW: 6,386 lbs
  • GVWR: 7,995 lbs
  • Hitch Weight: 604 lbs
For the payload: 1350 - 604 (hitch weight). Does that mean I have another 746 lbs to load into the bed? Or, does that also include passenger weight?

Thanks, also, for the suggestion on Weigh Safe; I'll look into getting a weight distribution hitch.
 

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Awesome, thanks for that. So, I'm assuming a trailer with these specs would be okay?
  • UVW: 6,386 lbs
  • GVWR: 7,995 lbs
  • Hitch Weight: 604 lbs
For the payload: 1350 - 604 (hitch weight). Does that mean I have another 746 lbs to load into the bed? Or, does that also include passenger weight?

Thanks, also, for the suggestion on Weigh Safe; I'll look into getting a weight distribution hitch.
It’s not a weight distribution hitch, it’s just let’s you know your tongue wait to help you not overload or under load the weight on the tongue as both can be dicey at best.
 

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Awesome, thanks for that. So, I'm assuming a trailer with these specs would be okay?
  • UVW: 6,386 lbs
  • GVWR: 7,995 lbs
  • Hitch Weight: 604 lbs
For the payload: 1350 - 604 (hitch weight). Does that mean I have another 746 lbs to load into the bed? Or, does that also include passenger weight?

Thanks, also, for the suggestion on Weigh Safe; I'll look into getting a weight distribution hitch.
I think the bed payload is separate then the trailer, unless you are using a gooseneck. In any case the trailer you described is safely within the capabilities
 

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The numbers depend on how the truck is optioned. Some payloads are under a 1000.
 

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Awesome, thanks for that. So, I'm assuming a trailer with these specs would be okay?
  • UVW: 6,386 lbs
  • GVWR: 7,995 lbs
  • Hitch Weight: 604 lbs
For the payload: 1350 - 604 (hitch weight). Does that mean I have another 746 lbs to load into the bed? Or, does that also include passenger weight?

Thanks, also, for the suggestion on Weigh Safe; I'll look into getting a weight distribution hitch.
I know your original question was a bit old, but with the others responding it got brought it back to the top. I have worked on a function for estimating payload from the build sheet.

@UBo32, your payload sticker should be 1176 lbs.
 

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Awesome, thanks for that. So, I'm assuming a trailer with these specs would be okay?
  • UVW: 6,386 lbs
  • GVWR: 7,995 lbs
  • Hitch Weight: 604 lbs
For the payload: 1350 - 604 (hitch weight). Does that mean I have another 746 lbs to load into the bed? Or, does that also include passenger weight?

Thanks, also, for the suggestion on Weigh Safe; I'll look into getting a weight distribution hitch.
There's also a handy little sticker in the driver's door jamb that will clearly say your max payload capability - it should be there on your 16 Sport too.

FYI payload is all weight added to the truck (cabin or bed) with a 200lb allowance given for the driver. So if you have a cab full of big ol folks then you might want to reconsider towing a heavy load.

GVWR-GVW=payload
 
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