Is your Dodge a 1500
, or 2500? Payload can be an issue with ½ ton pickups. Usually at least ⅔ or more of the tongue weight is part of the payload with a weight distribution hitch.
My 2013 25FB International Serenity had a factory catalog tongue weight of 833 pounds. My Shureline scale at the dealership when I took delivery of the trailer showed 1,150 pounds tongue weight with the Hensley hitch head attached.
Many truck stops have CAT scales (certified) that will enable you to see the actual axle weights with just the truck and passenger aboard as compared to their ratings on the door label.
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