Originally Posted by BMET
The weights the manufacturer advertises on their brochures and actual weights are always different. My last TT was a 30' Sunset Trail Reserve. The weight of it at the scales without any gear was 1500lbs heavier than stated in the brochure. The same was true with my TT I had before that one, only it was 1,000lbs heavier. Most salesman will tell you that a 1/2 ton will handle just about any TT because they are ignorant on the subject. On another note, I would highly recommend an Equalizer brand hitch if you do not already have one. I have tried others and they are far superior to the bar/chain style.
Thanks for the hitch advice. I've looked at them and also think the bar type, the actual "Equalizer" brand is better than the chain type. With all said, and the tow package I have, I think I'll be OK. The 30 - 33' trailers I'm now looking at are the fiberglass ones and though a few $K higher, are 1 to 1.5Klbs lighter putting their loaded weight at 7800 to 8000lbs, within my limits.
Thanks to all who helped.