Originally Posted by Herman M Parker
thanks I was just concerned about the 600 pound hitch weight
on the 5th wheel.
The 600 lbs you quote is the DRY pin weight not the pin weight in the real world
If we take the average pin weight of an Escape 5.0 TA , the weight of a 5th wheel hitch and the weight of my wife , myself and our dog ( NO additional cargo or options ) we are over our payload limit with our 2014 Ram 1500 . I would suggest you check the Escape trailer forum and you will get more relevant information
We decided we had two options —#1 buy an Escape 21 and watch our weight or #2 buy an Escape 5.0 TA and a vehicle with a larger payload capacity . ( We decided to do neither )
My Ram 1500 V8 has a towing capacity of 10,250 lbs but only 1300 lbs of payload capacity.
A lot depends if you want to follow the vehicle’s specs or just disregard them