Super!! Thanks for the FYI and caution about the tongue weight concerns. The hitch installed is a V-5 with a WDH max of 10500#. I do have a 157' wheel base and a 6.5 bed. My max load cap is 1660#. I weighed the F150 with full fuel/spare tire/tri-fold hard cover, and just me @ 5760. With the Missus, daughter, and 3 grandsons weighing in at 720# and cargo misc. @ 150, my GVW is 6620#, which is 480#s below my GVWR of 7100#. The GVWR of the "long" trailer is 9538, which is below my max tow rating of 9700#. I weighed the rear axle @ 2480 and front @3220#, with my rear GAWR @ 3,850#. At this point in time my real concern is not to exceed my GCVWR of 15,300#.
The 318BHS is at Salem, VA. so I guess I'll be testing the hills up to Stauton and road up through Orange.
Again thanks for the input and concern. I'll monitor the trans cooler and tow cap of my F150. I'm having the Ford integrated brake system installed, ready this Friday. The wife is concerned that we will be about the same size as the 16 wheelers.
Oh well, just ensuring SAFETY with the haul. Will post pics of the truck and monster trailer.
Only disconserting issue is my HOA. I have to park my RV at a storage facility some 23 miles in Spottsy.
2012 PT Lacrosse 318BHS Touring Edition
2009 F150 S-Crew XLT
5.4L; 3.55 LS; 157" base; & 6.5 bed; w/V-5 hitch.
Husky Center Line Tow System rated up to 12,000#