Originally Posted by madmaxmutt
Sounds like the only numbers he ran were the ones to get you to buy the trailer. Your F150 truck hitch should have a sticker on it that says max tongue weight is 500lbs without weight distribution, so yes you need one.
We didn't make him work too hard on the #s... a little talk on trade value from our popup and no financing since paying cash. Otherwise he talked me out of an easy sale on a WDH which made me rethink if I needed one (when a dealer doesn't want to sell it you must really not need it, huh!?).
I thought class iii was 600lb w/o WDH and my stock tongue weight of 400 + whatever I load on it might be ok w/in that limit, but that was going from memory (and I suffer from CRS). I'll take a look on the hitch tonight; 500 would be too marginal.
Though at this point I'm pretty sold (again) on a WDH, just waiting to confirm ball size. I'll probably go w/ the CURT, delivered for $379 @ Amazon...
thanks again, everyone, for the input..