Originally Posted by Goin camping
Thank you Van. I noticed your tow vehicle. I have a 2002 F-150 Fx4 w/ 5.7. Will that tow the above trailer? Will I need wieght dist etc. hitches or will a factory class III do?
Ah, now we get to the contentious questions. There are a number of opinions about this as i am sure you will find out in the next few days as you reread this thread.
At the very least, if your going to tow a 27' trailer with a F-150 you will want weight dist and anti sway.
Thats a lot of trailer for a F-150. You should certainly have the power to tow it but you are going to be at the very upper limits of your max tow rating i am thinking. My previous truck was a 2001 F-150 and iirc, its tow rating was about 6800lbs. Do you think that once you load up your trailer with gear, water, etc and your truck with fuel, gear and people you are going to be under that max rating?
To be honest, most people on this forum are going to tell you that for safetys sake you should have a 3/4 ton truck like a F-250. Then again i have talked to folks who have towed trailers the size of your with a F-150 and been perfectly happy and content with it. One was an old codger from the WBCCI that was a a forum rally on the coast last fall.
If i was in your shoes i would want
a F-250. If getting a different tow vehicle was out of the question i would certainly get weight dist and ant-sway bars. Then i would be keeping a close eye on my load weight.