Hello co-owners. I have a 2010 F-150 XLT SuperCab, Styleside 6-1/2' Box, 4X4, 5.4L 3V EFI V8 FFV Engine, Electronic 6-Speed Automatic Transmission with Towing package and 3.73 Limited Slip Axles.
I have just come into a 26 foot enclosed cargo trailer with duel 5300 axles and electric brakes. It is not a v-nose, just a regular enclosed cargo trailer with the side door and ramp.
Empty it weighs 5200 lbs and I would use it to tow two motorcycles which combined weigh 1100 lbs, so I am up to 6300 in the trailer, plus any other stuff I might add, so lets say around 8000 total lbs if the world was ending.
I will not be towing it daily, weekly or probably even monthly, more like a few times a year to a rally in Daytona or Sturgis or where ever.
I have read several other posts and forums about people in similar situations, yet all the replies ended up saying "Get a Diesel" or "Get a Chevy 2500". Well those are not options, my option is listed above, so......
What recommendations do you have on this forum as far as things I can do when towing the trailer, or accessories I might look into, etc?
Any info or past experience from anyone with an F150 towing a trailer like this would be great. Even if the info says do not do it I will die. Then I will sell it to someone who can tow it safely. Or conversely, anyone who has done so and not had a large issue due to the stronger newer year models F150s. This might make me feel better as well and not visualize my truck exploding into flames as I fly off a cliff or something horrible.