Yes, another tow/trailer question. Yes, I have searched. Yes, I have read Neva and Tom’s book (which is great). All the info is making me a little cross eyed though.
I am just nervous to make a big purchase that is so extremely important to be safe. Please humor my non technical/automotive mind.
Found a 2010 F250 XL with a GCWR of 16,000lbs, a curb weight of 6267lbs and a tow rating of 9,500lbs.
I would be hauling my WB and usually a friend’s horse. Haven’t bought the trailer yet, but basically know what I want. It will be a x-tall and x-wide BP, so I am assuming around 3500lbs.
Is finding the tow vehicle as “easy” as the below math?
16,000 gcwr - 6267 curb weight = 9733lbs left to tow/haul.
1400 (horse)+1200 (horse)+3500(trailer)+500(tack, hay, water, etc.)+300(two more people)+100(truck’s gas, fluids)+200(other people stuff in truck)=7200lbs
9733-7200= That should give me around a positive 2500lb variance window. Am I missing something?
Also - Is a 3.73 axle ratio ok for this situation? I haven’t read much about that.