Originally Posted by calberta
Help, please!! We are considering buying a 2008, 28' Airstream trailer (rated @ 7600 lbs. gr wt) and will be pulling it with a 2008 Ford F150 Lariat truck, 5.7L engine rated @ 8100 lbs. Do you think this truck is sufficient to pull the trailer?
Yes it will be a fine tow vehicle with a good weight distribution hitch.
Tow for a while and see if you want to make some upgrades. A lower gear in the rear axle will make a big difference. Stiffer load range D or E tires will add to capacity and stability as well. If it does not already have one, you'll want to add a transmission cooler.
Consider the UBW of the trailer plus what you think you will put in it, and not the GVWR.
Get the Airstream and you will make that F150 one very happy truck