trucks, hitches and a horse trailer question
I am sure that their must be at least one person with a horse hobby or business who might be able to answer this.
We are about to sell our 2000 F150 with a V6 and upgrade to a F250. This is a sudden sort of thing so are scrambling with what to do with our old truck. Not sure for one thing if it is better to try for a trade-in (probably lose some $$) or sell privately (probably too slow).
A friend of DW is into the horse hobby in a big way and has several horses including a dressage one (money spending hobby??). She is interested in possibly buying our truck to tow a 2-horse trailer. I have no idea what is needed in the way of a truck for towing a horse trailer. Wondering if a V6 F150 is good enough and do horse trailers use a WDH? Our truck is rated to tow 5,500 lbs. We have towed our 5,000 lb TT (as weighed on a scale) through Wash., Oregon and Cali. with no real problems except a bit under-powered on steep hills.
Is our V6 F150 going to be okay for DW's horse trailer? Don't want to sell it to anyone, especially a friend if it isn't.
Also wondering if we should keep the WDH we have or sell it with the truck. Would rather upgrade to a better WDH and sway control anyway.
Thanks for any advice!
Gil & Deb & Dougal the Springer Spaniel