Originally Posted by chief56
My TV is a 2010 F150 Lariat 5.4L, 3.55 rear, max tow rating of 9800lbs with Reese Dual Cam WDH.
By the towing weight stats you should be OK. The GVWR on that trailer is 8633 lbs. But that is a lot of trailer for a 1/2 ton pickup.
Make sure you have the heavy duty tow package that Ford offers, which includes an auxiliary transmission cooler and wiring harness. Get a top line brake controller.
MY 2006 F150 5.4L with 3.73 gears is rated for 9300 lbs. towing, and feel that the current 5500 lb., 28.5' trailer is about the max of what I would want to pull. I know that Ford has upped the towing figures over the last couple of years with more horsepower and torque squeezed out of the 5.4L, and the 6 speed tranny over the old 4 speed like mine should help also.
Make sure your hitch is rated to tow that kinda weight. My hitch is rated to tow 9900 lbs. with a 990 lb. tongue weight used with a weight distributing hitch. I think you will probably find that your loaded tongue weight is going to be over 1000 lbs., so double check the sticker on your hitch for the stats......don't overload and stress the hitch. A quality WDH with integrated sway control is a must, such as the Equalizer or Reese Straight Line.
Just as important with the tow capacity is the wheelbase of the truck.......you didn't mention the cab/bed configuration. With a 34 foot travel trailer, an extended cab with an 8' bed would be the best setup....that is the longest wheelbase that you can get with an F150 @ 163". With that long of a trailer, your wheelbase should be in the mid 160s.
If it were me, even with the 163" wheelbase truck, I would think long and hard with this big of a trailer with a 1/2 ton truck. If you have a shorter truck like the popular 145" wheelbase (Crew Cab/5.5' bed, or Super Cab/6.5' bed), I would look at something under 30 foot length.
I think grhodes50 used to pull with a similar setup before he bought his F250, so it would be interesting to hear his opinion on that setup with his 8315ss.