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RE: Half ton towing

Average TW for Flagstaff Micro Lights is 670 lbs per their brochure weights. For most 1/2 tons thats a good starting point. Most 1/2 ton receivers can handle north of 1,000 lbs. Average brochure UVW is 5438 lbs. Again perfect start for 1/2 ton buyers. That’s what I thought as well. In fact, I chose to stay with these smaller ones to not worry about towing. The problem is on the forums people take that brochure weight and add 400 pounds to the tongue; instantly over killing a half ton and making it struggle and white knuckle to tow it. I had an old pilgrim 30’ 9,000 gvwr TT o towed a couple times. Truck towed it well with some sway on a windy day . I wasn’t fully happy with it and hoped to downgrade to make towing an issue I didn’t have to worry
Keeth1123 12/01/21 11:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Half ton towing

The name of the trailer is not really a good indicator of it's weight.. Neither is it's brochure 'dry weights'... Look at the sticker for the rigs GVWR. Sure, you don't load anything in your rig, so you'll never get to that weight, but look at it anyway, because eventually, you'll get there... ha, ha... :) I have a #7000 GVWR TT that is called a "Mini-Lite".. It's loaded for bear and I carry full load of fresh water too! Tow it with an F150.. OMG.. :) Plus I load the bed with all kinds of stuff too.. Tows fine and made a few mods to help, but in the end, it's a great tow and has some 108,000 miles on it now.. In the end, get the rig that works best for you and if it works, "you chose wisely".. If not... Well, then "you chose poorly".. :) Good luck! Mitch The micro light 25fkbs has caught my eye. 7,800 pounds gvwr on it So I guess the estimate is 780 pound tongue + WDH = 880
Keeth1123 12/01/21 05:44am Travel Trailers
RE: Half ton towing

My door says 1565 max cargo 2 adults and a 1k tongue weight and your done. Looking at flagstaff micro 25fkbs. Acccordijg to every forum on the net, the listed weights are way off. So when you add hundreds of pounds to get the teal weight it’s always over or at best exactly at it.
Keeth1123 11/30/21 04:36pm Travel Trailers
Half ton towing

Looking at these numbers and forums for towing and it is very annoying. Most of these trailers say micro or light but have 900 to 1,000 lb tongue weights. Basically, you need a 2500 to tow anything but a pop-up camper.
Keeth1123 11/30/21 01:32pm Travel Trailers
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