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Guess I’m further down the OCD chart. I’ve been towing an ultra-light keystone passport for 2 years with an Acura MDX (which is being traded in next week on my factory ordered 2019 Ltd Hemi/e-torque/3.92/BUG/e-locker/no pano) and the day we drove it home we began weighing and recording EVERYTHING that goes in and out of that trailer. We start with a max target of 90% of the trailer’s GWVR and then calc the TV payload including fuel, us & dog. With clothing, camping stuff, food & some water in the tanks (for flushing & hand washing) all weighed, we get the tongue wt and that also goes against the TV payload. We never exceed 90% of the TV’s GCVWR and add cases of beverages to the trailer last as the weight allows. Yes, I get looks from the ‘better half’ every time I go through this exercise, but I’m confident that we’re safe when we travel! Really stoked to get the Ltd (WAY better ride than the Acura). The payload probably won’t be 200# more than the Acura, but I at least I won’t have to worry about dropping the transmission when I’m climbing a 7% grade for 10 miles! Appreciate all the good info on here and once I start buying add-ons (bed mat, tonneau, etc) I’m sure I’ll be digging into the forum for all the experience shared.