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Default Help with towing setup '10 F150

Hi, I have lots of questions about using my F150 to tow a Travel Trailer and what kind of set up is best and safest. So, here is what I have:
2010 F-150 XLT 4x4 Super Crew 5.5’ 145” wheel base, v8 4.6L the rear axle ratio 3.55 Non-LS (uploaded picture of door plate)

I don’t know if it has Max towing package; it doesn’t have the extended mirrors,but it does have the Integrated Brake Controller (looks factory installed) and a 7/4 connector beside the hitch. How can I tell what kind of towing package I have?
I think the payload is 1315 lbs? Is that right?
The information about the hitch is in the uploaded picture of hitch plate. (under the flash reads Hitch Type)


I will be pulling a Jayco Model 165 Jay Feather Sport 2007 TT – its GVWR is 3500 lbs; its UVW is 2877 lbs.


I have a Reese Tow Power 2” ball mount 2” drop and 3/4 “ rise. It says Class III, Mounting hole 1”, max trailer 6000 lbs, mas tongue 600 lbs. I also have another ball mount, same size, specs, etc, except it says it’s a class V and the capacity is 5000 lbs tongue 500 lbs. Which of these is better to use with my setup?
Do I need weight distribution hitch? Sway bars?
I am so overcome with information – and a lot of it conflicts, too -- that it’s hard to decide what I need to safely tow this TT.
I sure would appreciate any suggestions or any information you can give me.
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1315lbs is correct


any tongue weight over 500lbs on an f150 needs the wdh hitch..


max tow was only 3.73/4.10 gearing...
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