Amazingly, when my walk was done, I felt worse than ever. Oh yes, I remember this feeling from the old days of running. A couple aspirin fixed me up right nicely.
For the next three hours I tried to figure out how to do those calculations on how much you can tow. I'm an accountant ... I can do this!! Good grief ... so many letters. GVW GVWR GAWR GCWR ... it goes on and on. I might be better off just to buy a one ton truck and be done with it.
At long last I spotted a tow calculator on the internet. You just plug in the numbers it has taken you two hours to locate and it will either tell you RED RED RED ... YOU ARE OVERLOADED, or it will give you a green check and you are good to go, except don't forget their huge disclaimer on the first page.
So in the end, including the extra 25 gallons of fuel I carry in the truck, I can still load up about 400 more pounds in the trailer. Does anyone actually know the weight of the stuff they add? Like clothes, food, quilt fabric, dishes, quilt fabric, tool box, more quilt fabric. I wouldn't even have a clue!!