I agree, I'm going with C. My Son-In-Law just bought a 17 ED, told him same that the truck he has with a hemi will pull like what a 10,000 lb rating? But the issue with this baby diesel is heat, keeping temps under control is the issue. Will be shopping for a new camper soon, set an upper limit on its empty weight, based on how much weight I have added to my camper, of 6,700 lbs. That still gives me enough head room once the WDH is properly setup.sorry I dragged on.
the short answer for me is C because you can game the GVW until you get bored and not get into busting axles and wearing wheel bearings like you can if you go over GAWR. You should be able to pull the same trailer a hemi can on the axle ratings with the GVW derated because of the ecodiesel and slightly heavier engine. So manage the engine and pull up to probably 8,000lbs seems like consensus on max weight. It seems like 8,000+ is too much from what I read for the little oil burner.
As others mention on these questions, I intend to get us into 7,500 max Gross Trailer Weight with a 6,000lb max dry weight. I've seen 26FT Jaycos and lance trailers that will do that, the lance trailers are quite a bit lower to the ground reducing frontal area and people seem to generally state they are equal in quality.Will be shopping for a new camper soon, set an upper limit on its empty weight, based on how much weight I have added to my camper, of 6,700 lbs. That still gives me enough head room once the WDH is properly setup.
Thanks, looks to be a useful tool.https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1H3IGBid7qLqDb3fG_zhmgavPK4cZLTUeirTzkqpmx7g/edit?usp=sharing
I have this as an excel file but forum won't let me upload it.