Another newbie to TTs in general and this forum in particular. First off, thanks in advance for any advice and forgiveness if I'm asking an oft repeated question (I did look through the forum, honest).
So, I think I may have done things in the wrong order. I just bought a 2016 F-150 and am now wanting to get a TT. I'm thinking - after doing a LOT of research - that I should have done it the other way around.
I got a 2016 F-150 XLT SuperCab 4x2 with the 3.5 liter normally aspirated V6 (in other words NOT an Eco-Boost) with 3.55:1 gears and the 100lbs weight distributing hitch. According to Ford's documentation, the max towing capacity is 5,000lbs with a GVWR of 6100lbs.
I'm looking for suggestions on a new TT that will sleep 4-6, but leave me enough overhead to actually put gas in my truck after hooking up to the TT without going over my limit. So far, I've looked at the 2017 Autumn Ridge Mini 18BHS and the 2017 Keystone Summerland 1800BH, both of which are around ~3200lbs dry. Anyone have any actual experience with these trailers and/or any other or better suggestions?
Another question, is it worth getting the 3.73:1 gears installed in my truck (around $1,800)? That seems to be the only difference between my truck and the version that tows 7,400lbs.
Anyhow, thanks in advance for all of your assistance!