Originally Posted by Codz03
Get away from the TT and buy a 5er. Easier to tow and the weight is distributed a lot better with a 1/2 ton. Check out the Rockwood Ultra lights, great floor plans.
While you are right about 5ers towing better than travel trailers, there are very few 5ers light enough on the pin to make towing with a 1/2 ton easy.
Dorear, before you decide what to upgrade to, load your F-150 with all your camping gear and your entire family and go to a CAT scale to find out what it weighs ready to camp. Then compare that weight to the GVWR on the sticker on the drivers door. That will tell you what you have left for the trailer.
A WDH for a travel trailer will add about 75-100 pounds. A 5th wheel hitch will be double that. Then you have to add the tongue/pin weight that wil be loaded on the truck. Assume at least 10% of a travel trailer's weight and 20% for a 5er.
A 1/2 ton can handle a much larger travel trailer than 5er. Today's WDHs make towing a travel trailer much much better than in the past.
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