Thanks. I know you guys get tired of seeing threads like this. My hitch says 10,500lbs towing/1,050lbs tongue with a w/d hitch. I'm also looking at a Jay Flight 26BH that is about 2000lbs lighter and about 400lbs less tongue weight. I know the truck will handle that, but I'm not sure that it will handle my growing family. For what it's worth, I will be the only occupant in the tow vehicle. Sometimes we camp when I have to work and I travel from the campground to work, so the wife and kids follow in a separate vehicle in case she needs to go anywhere while I have the truck at work. GVWR is 7350lbs payload is 1830lbs.
Only cargo in the truck will be me and a couple of bicycles. Everything else would go in the camper or the wife's car. We don't haul firewood because Kentucky has a ban on transporting firewood from county to county dues to the emerald ash borer beetle. Once unhooked, I drive back out of the park and buy firewood off of local residents.
Sorry, ford website says 1830lbs, truck door says 1609lbs.
Last edited by a_tack; 07-21-2014 at 08:06 PM.