Thanks for the responseThe F150 itself tows alright. It's never going to pull like a diesel being lightweight and soft sprung, but they do OK.
The 2.7 looks to have pretty decent power, especially if you compare it to the top of the line half tons of 15 years ago. As long as you're not planning to be running the left lane on the QE 500, it'll probably do just fine for you. They look to get pretty decent fuel economy while you're running empty as well, which is a big deal these days.
after a lot of digging, I have decided that the 2.7 with the middle tow package - 7700 lbs - the truck will be stressed as Ford has rated the tow figures with no wind resistance, but does have a frontage chart to help decide on the tow limit. The 7700 lb tow is maxed at 6000 lbs with the frontage calculated in. My trailer is 4800 dry, plus AC unit ( as per Forest River ) plus 575 lbs fresh water, plus antenna dish, plus microwave and so on - I think it would be too close or just over the max amount. Thanks for the input!If its the alum body make sure if your towing you have enough tong weight... The dam truck is so light its quite easy for the load to take control over the truck quickly...
I think over 50% of halftons towing RV’s are over their GVWR.
I weighed my Ram 1500 diesel with a few tools, myself and my son, no trailer and I had 500 pounds left.