Originally Posted by coastal
Doesnt a WD hitch take several pounds off your TW? We have been shopping for tow vehicles and every single dealer and airstream themselves state a f150 is the best vehicle to get. They claim it has not problem with a 30 even. With a property hitch and packing I see no way it gets to 1,350 pound hitch weight
Tongue weight is dead weight. A weight distributing hitch does not affect tongue weight (except by adding to it due to its own weight). Rather a weight distributing hitch stiffens the connection between the tow vehicle and trailer with the net effect of taking some weight off the rear axle and distributing that weight across the front axle and the trailer axle.
There's lots of "best" tow vehicles to get. Much depends upon your personal preferences. I tend to think the term F-150 as a euphemism for a robust enough vehicle to tow what you own. Of course, the lighter the trailer the more options to pick from.
That said, if you foresee choosing a trailer with a 1,350 lb hitch weight you're choices are probably limited to just a few extra heavy duty truck models.