Originally Posted by Masterblaster1
I was thinking this was at the outer edge of my vehicles limits. Looking at my manual it says for the 5.0 on a 4x4 145 inch WB, 3.73 gr, max gcwr is 15100#, max trailer weight 9400#, it has the trailer tow package, whatever that is.
Your tow weight rating isn't 9400 lbs unless you have a base truck. You have a very loaded and heavy truck which leaves very little payload left for your heavy tongue weight. You need payload for heavy hitch weights hence the reason for 3/4 and 1 tons. Plus you truck has a limited tongue weight rating for towing a boat or flat trailer that typically only has a 10% tongue weight. Most travel trailer have 13% tongue weights of total camper weight. Toy haulers can have up to 20% tongue weight.
Most people usually don't try to tow a toy hauler with a 1/2 ton truck, especially a Crew Cab high optioned model that's heaviest.