Relatively new member/poster on here, however I'm not "new" to online vehicle discussion forums. I seek help, and I HAVE used the search function, I'm just trying to find a no-nonsense, simpleton answer to what I'm sure is a pretty common towing question.
For a while I've had my eye on a Carson Rebel X toy hauler. Perfect size for my needs, excellent configuration, electric brakes on both axles. Really, a sweet trailer. Manufacturer specs have the dry weight listed at 4070 lbs and a tongue weight of 600 lbs. Let's assume after propane, battery, and gear I'm pushing 725 lbs or so at the tongue. For those that would like more info: http://www.carsontrailer.com/downloa...n_Model_FA.pdf
Now, I had figured for a setup like this I would need a WD hitch set-up so to educate myself on the mystery of how these hitches work I set off to browse the various internet forums. I ended up over on RV.Net and started reading a really heavy thread (pun intended) on WD hitches and got scared so I came over here, haha!
My '09 DC SB 4x4 w/ Tow Package has a tow rating of 6,500 lbs and I believe the maximum tongue load rating is 650 lbs. Can someone explain to me, as they would a child, if the proper use of a WD hitch could bring a static tongue weight of 725 lbs back within the vehicles maximum allowable 650 lbs? Do I seem to even understand how a WD hitch works? Am I seeking a trailer and tongue weight combination that you believe will end up being outside of the vehicle specs in one way or another?