Originally Posted by Ricktwuhk
Read your payload sticker. 8,000 pounds likely puts you well over.
He probably has plenty of GCWR and tow rating to PULL
an 8,000 pound trailer, but not enough payload capacity to haul
the 1,000+ pounds of tongue weight of that 8,000-pound TT.
Note the gross trailer weight (GTW) limit of the receiver hitch with a WD hitch. If that TT has average tongue weight, that's 1,040 pounds of tongue weight. If his tongue weight limit is 1,050 pounds, then he wants to be extremely careful about loading the receiver to more than 1,050 pounds tongue weight. A receiver torn off the frame of the truck because of overloaded receiver is not a pretty site.
Grumpy ole man with over 50 years towing experience. 2012 F-150 Lariat SuperCrew EcoBoost, 6.5' bed, Platinum White/tan, Leer 100XQ camper shell, Nomad Joey 196S TT, CarMate 7x14' enclosed cargo trailer, three other utility trailers, plus a retired 2000 Keystone Sprinter 25RKS 5er we rarely tow now. ProPride hitch on the TT. Reese Strait-Line hitch on the cargo trailer.