Trailer Virgin with a 2009 T27BHSSLE
I bought my truck used from a Ford dealership for mothers day last year. I was told it had a towing package, but since there is no second radiator I can see at the front for the transmission, does this mean I don't have a towing package even though I have the trailer brakes, hitch and wire harness?
The reason I lead in with this is because I bought the holiday trailer for my birthday in March this year. I love the layout, I love that I can go off road with it, I love that I would't have to upgrade down the road, I love my trailer!! BUT... I just replaced the tranny in my truck this week and it makes be believe I can't tow the trailer. I've only towed it about 963 mikes, 1550 km since March.
When I bought it, I was told by the salesperson that yes my truck could tow it. It has always been sluggish, but it's a heavy ***** trailer, and having never towed an RV before, not really sure how easy it is supposed to be.
The truck GCWR is 12500 lbs, and when I scaled the truck and the trailer (with a full tank of H20) it weighed in at 13223 lbs.
Is there any tips on how I can beef up the towing capacity of my truck for my trailer without breaking my bank? Or is there tips on towing the trailer more effectively so I don't need to look at trading my trailer in, or getting a bigger truck?
HELP PLEASE!! Any and all advice is appreciated greatly!
2002 F150 4x4 Supercrew
2009 Wildwood T27BHSSLE