Iggy, You are correct about being suprised. On the way home, the 4.6l F-150 just didn't have enough power to pull efficiently. We purchased a 2011 F-150, FX2, with the Ecoboost twin turbo engine. 360 hp, 420lbs torque at low rpm. WIll make the maiden voyage for Memorial Day.
We fell victim to that too. We have a 2011 mini lite 2502s we were pulling with an 03 Tacoma v-6 will w-d and anti sway. It did ok, but after 3 trips we realized we needed more truck. Upgraded to a 2011 Tundra 5.7 liter v-8, towed twice now and it is much better.
Welcome Yes.. check on your tow ratings for your truck .... WD hitch with sway control built in or not.. And how much you can add weight wize , gear , bikes , etc ??? WITHOUT GOING OVER..your ratings.. Good luck