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Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2019 Ford F-150 Towing Light Trailer


19 ft toy hauler 3500 dry weight. I have been looking at a 2019 4 by4 f150 4 door short bed with the 3.6 turbo . Towing capable 10200, someone brought to my attention the truck might be to light with wind. my toy hauler is tall. I have been using my dads 250 diesel ram, spoiled … Hauling loaded with bikes and water might be around 7000lb I think .I would love to know your thoughts.


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There is no reason you can't tow a light fifth wheel trailer that weighs 7,000 lbs loaded with a 2019 Ford F-150. I did want to point out that a truck's towing capacity is different for a fifth wheel trailer than it is for a standard trailer. I took a look at Ford's towing guide for an F-150 and the only 4-wheel drive version I saw with a 10,200 lb capacity was SuperCab with a 5.0L V8 and 3.73 axle ratio.

So you can certainly accomplish this just be sure you are certain the truck you are looking at can handle 7,000 lbs, which seems very likely. As an aside, 2-wheel drive trucks have higher towing capacities and you would be better off with a long bed truck for turning clearance.

If you decide to stick with an F-150 I recommend the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ R16 Slider # C16521 for a short bed or the Curt A16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch # C16120 for a long bed. The A16 is a great combination of reliability and ease of use. It has an interlocking dual jaw system that wraps completely around your king pin to ensure a tight connection and smoother towing experience. It also has a handy indicator system which will let you know if the jaws on the hitch are ready to couple, uncouple or tow which makes the process of hooking up or disconnecting your trailer much simpler.

I strongly recommend using the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails # RP50087-58 to mount the hitch because this kit does not require drilling into the truck's frame to install the rails, which is not only good for the truck but also significantly reduces the installation time (just note these rails won't fit an F-150 with the FX4 Off-Road Package).

I have added a link to a video review of this hitch for you to check out as well as a link to an install of the rails on an F-150.

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