Originally Posted by Jamesbford
I fess up. I'm lousy at math. I purchased this truck with a 3.55 rear end. Is this enough truck to pull a 26U trailer with Equalizer hitch? We intend to use it for one or two trips a year through the west. I intend to pull with the trailer weighing about 6500 lbs. The truck has a tow/haul option.
Many thanks in advance. Jim Ford
It all comes down to payload. Open the drivers door and look for GVWR on the tag on the jamb. For that truck, it's probably around 7200 lbs. now bring the truck to a Cat scale and weigh it. My guess is that with your stuff, gas and options, the truck weighs around 6000-6200 lbs. on the high end, that leaves you with roughly 1200 lbs to fill up the rest of your fuel tank, add extra camping stuff in the bed, drop roughly 800 lbs of trailer weight on the hitch, and put people in the cab. That math might add up, but it will definitely leave you with little to no margin of error.