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    Please double check my math!

    I am less than a week from picking up my first TT, a 2021 Transcend 247bh. I am a cautious person and have done the math multiple times but I would like some of the experts on here to double check if it isn't too much trouble. I wont know exact numbers until I pick up the trailer, get it loaded and get it on a scale but I am trying to do all measurements with extremes here rather than using the GD or Ford advertised numbers. I know people pull these things with far less number crunching all the time but I want to make sure we are safe. Thoughts are appreciated.

    Here are my stats:

    Tow Vehicle:
    2020 F-150 5.0 Supercrew 6.5 bed
    Curb Weight: 5053
    Payload: 1997
    GCWR: 14,400
    GVWR: 7050
    Trailer Weight Rating: 9000
    Loaded truck weight: ~720lbs (me, wife, 3 small kids and the E2 hitch with room to grow as the kids get bigger)

    Trailer:
    Transcend 247bh
    UVW: 5676 (from sticker on our unit)
    GVWR: 6995
    Max Cargo (from sticker): 1279

    So if I do the math...

    GCWR - Curbweight (loaded) = 14,400 - 5773 = 8627 (max trailer weight is 6995 so should be well within the safety margins?)
    Fully loaded trailer x 15% max hitch weight = 6995 x .15 = 1049lbs max tongue weight
    720lbs hitch and people + 1049 max tongue weight = 1769 < 1997 max payload (228lbs to spare?)

    I doubt I will have a fully loaded trailer when I am towing but I want to use the max number to make sure I can take everything the trailer can throw at it. Is 15% tongue weight a solid number or is being in the middle (13%) safer? Do I need to weigh this thing every time I go anywhere? I need a beer...

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    Check the yellow door sticker for specific truck payload and not typical specs.
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    All numbers posted are actual numbers from my stickers on both the truck and trailer.

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    Looks to me like your right on the money with it. You will be just fine. No need to weigh it every time. Just make sure when you set your WDH up the trailer and truck are loaded as if you are going somewhere. Yall should have fun and congratulations on your new trailer!


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    These numbers look good to me.
    http://changingears.com/rv-sec-calc-...eight-tt.shtml give this a try. Also check your axle rating. I'm guessing they it will within your numbers also though.

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    Please double check my math!

    You are good to go

    Well within specs. Enjoy and have fun

    Just make sure you invest in a quality hitch with 1000-1200 lb bars

    On edit I just noticed your comment saying an E2 hitch. There is better hitches
    YMMV

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    Rear axle rating is 3800lbs. I used that calculator with all of the info I had but still get nervous as this is my first trailer purchase. Thank you for the response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NB Canada View Post
    You are good to go

    Well within specs. Enjoy and have fun

    Just make sure you invest in a quality hitch with 1000-1200 lb bars

    On edit I just noticed your comment saying an “E2” hitch. There is better hitches
    YMMV

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    I am going with the E2 hitch as that is what the dealer sells and will install. Read reviews and it seems to be well regarded. I am letting them do the initial setup when I pick it up and plan to get weights at a local farm with a scale to make adjustments.

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    Your hitch weight will be between 10 and 15% of your trailer weight just according to how you load it


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    Please double check my math!

    Quote Originally Posted by dillpunk View Post
    I am going with the E2 hitch as that is what the dealer sells and will install. Read reviews and it seems to be well regarded. I am letting them do the initial setup when I pick it up and plan to get weights at a local farm with a scale to make adjustments.
    Just letting you know it is an entry level hitch and a hitch is the single most important part of trailering. It is the number one thing to consider
    I personally would not use it but that is up to you

    Unsure why the dealer only has that one


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