towing 24' cargo trailer
Hi. all. New here. Question to all.
I just picked up a near new 2009 f150 XLT. Low miles and have warranty still on it. The truck is a 4x4 supercrew with 5.5' box. 5.4, 6 sp. auto. 3.55 rear. It has the factory tow package (not max) with brake controller, trans cooler, class 4 hitch with 7 and 4 prong plug, heavy duty shocks, 4 spring in rear. I am going to tow a 24' enclosed cargo trailer, 2 axle, electric brakes. The trailer is used as a mobile store that will be filled with bridles, bits, saddle pads, horse cleaning sprays,clothing and such. No hay, water or propane tanks. Haul it to various local horse shows. Trailer weight is 4000 lbs. dry and can't see more than 1000 lbs. if that. Let's go 1500 lbs. on the high side. One 30 mile trip from Langley to Chilliwack, all flat and the rest 5 or six miles from home. Maybe 12 trips a summer. I towed this trailer with a 2005 f250 6.0 diesel. There was some upcoming issues starting to appear with the diesel. We all know about the 6.0. The mantenance is pretty expensive also. From Oct. to April there will be no towing. Will my 09 pull this trailer safely. I also have an equilizer hitch. Sorry to be long winded. Thank you.