Hello all, first of all I have a Ford (yeh yeh) anyway it's a F150 4x4 8cylinder 4.6l. We have a chance to get a really good deal on a small fifth wheel 25' crossraods cruiser sport. Is my truck able to drag this around, not crazy long trips just weekend deals hear and there. What all do I have to do or should I do for a proper set up; or should I be thinking of waiting till I canafford a different truck then get look for a deal again.
Thanks, I have been reading things about air bags? spring upgrades I can do myself, I am new to this and have read about chugging? or something like that. I looks like I can tow up to 6600lbs the trailer is listing at 5490lbs is that window too close I would be going dry(no waters) just food supplies.
Gus, Welcome to our Family!
I did that for a while, I had an older Layton 5er 24'er hauled it with a F150, switched to a F250 PSD the difference in handling, towing, & MPG were like comparing apples to oranges, night to day!
I think your 1/2 will do it's job for what you stated, the sport should be within your specks. Yes air bags help alot I have them, but they don't change your legal weight. Air bags will also help with bad roads. You should also go with a heavier ply tire if you only have p rated.
I towed a zt 26 bh about 5700# with my 05 f150 rated at 6100# and it wasnt a ton of fun but doable terrible on hills. I just upgraded to a 09 chevy 2500hd what a difference 9200# towing capacity. If you arent going far I would do it just realize when you load the trailer you add a lot of weight.