Ford F-150 Towing Capacity | Ford.com

How Towing Capacity Is Determined

If you’re towing a big load, you want lots of torque. You also want your truck as light as possible. Think twice about adding features that increase weight and diminish towing capacity. Depending on the type of towing you’ll be doing, you’ll need a Trailer Tow Package. It includes a frame-mounted hitch receiver, wiring harness for hooking up the trailer lights and brakes, plus optimized suspension for handling the additional load. This package also includes engine and transmission cooling modifications to protect your powertrain while towing.