F150 Conventional and 5th-Wheel Towing Capacity
The 2021 Ford F-150 is known for its dependability and, with the right configuration, can tow up to 14,000 lbs. Alongside best in class towing, and a myriad of tow assist technologies (such as FX4 and Max Trailer Tow packages), this truck truly provides on option for every occasion.
Alongside the conventional alternative, the 2021 F150 is also capable of fifth wheel towing. Unlike conventional tow hitches, a fifth wheel works by locking a king pin in the lock jaw of the hitch. In addition, they require slightly more maintenance to operate than conventional hitches. Proper lubrication of the mechanism is extremely important in attaining optimal performance. This includes all pivot points as well as the slider (if necessary). Using a lube plate though, will eliminate the need for grease and prevent metal to metal contact.