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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-16-2013, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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Tow package question

I recently purchased a 2010 f150. I am planning to tow a travel trailer with it, but I am unclear on if I have a class 3 or class 4 receiver installed on this truck (the sticker has been scratched off the receiver underneath the truck). I have attached a link that contains my window sticker.

http://fordlabels.webview.biz/webvie...fw1ev0afa73080

It says I have the "trailer towing package"

Any idea on what tongue weight my receiver is rated for?

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-16-2013, 07:25 AM
 
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How big is the trailer? Most likely you are fine. To be certain, stop into one of those RV places and ask them to check. ..most of those places are fairly helpful.
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I think the class 4 hitch with tow package. It does not say on your sticker that it has trailer brake. You would have to have one installed if you are going to tow any amount of weight.
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Welcome Jay,

Your receiver will be fine, if you stay within towing capacity of the truck.

There is other things you should have aswell if you don't already have them.
-Load leveling hitch
-Sway bar
-Factory brake controller (works in conjunction with the trucks advanced Trac system if trailer starts to sway)


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Thanks for the welcome.

I have ordered a factory brake controller, which I will install this weekend. I have heard that the truck's computer needs to be "reflashed" after the brake controller install. For those that have had this done, what was the cost?

I will be getting a load leveling hitch, but I am not sure about a sway bar at this point, as I will be renting a travel trailer as opposed to buying, and it is my understanding that a sway bar install is a little more involved.

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Hi Jay,

Viper is right. I should have said factory brake controller. Mine works great.
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I'm not an expert, but I think the sway bar is just more added insurance. You can get away with not having that.
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Check in the back of your owners manual it will list all the vehicle configurations and tell you the max trailer tow capabilities for each one. If you have the tow package it is the same hitch on all the trucks which can tow up to 13900 pounds, it all depends on what gear ratios, motor, cab etc combination you have though I will say your probly close to 9000lbs that you can haul with yours

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Depending on the size and weight of the trailer load leveling bars may or may not be needed, they take some weight off of the hitch of the truck and do reduce sway. But if the trailer is small enough they are not necessary.
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Check in the back of your owners manual it will list all the vehicle configurations and tell you the max trailer tow capabilities for each one. If you have the tow package it is the same hitch on all the trucks which can tow up to 13900 pounds, it all depends on what gear ratios, motor, cab etc combination you have though I will say your probly close to 9000lbs that you can haul with yours
Might want to double check your numbers...2010 F150 towing ranges from 6400 to a top end of 8200... not 13000+... that's F250 to F350 numbers.

http://m.trucktrend.com/features/tec...c/viewall.html

Regardless. .. he's still covered for a camping trailer.
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