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 dont know if it has Max towing package; it doesnt 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 its 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 its hard to decide what I need to safely tow this TT.
I sure would appreciate any suggestions or any information you can give me.