Answer: First and foremost, do not base your buying decisions based on someone else’s information. You need to go to the owners manual and check it for yourself. You can also go to the Ford F150 forum and website (http://www.fordf150.net/2010/2010-ford-f150-specifications.php) and look up the specific towing capacities of your vehicle.
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Once you have assured yourself that your truck can safely tow the trailer then you can go out and buy it.
As for your fuel concerns, you can expect to get far less mileage per gallon while towing. How much less is impossible to tell. A lot will depend on how conservatively you drive, the state of the engine and transmission, and how you maintain the air pressure of your truck and camper tires. A quick search online indicates that mileage while towing with an F150 might be 11 – 13 MPG. It might be more realistic to expect less, maybe 9 to 10 MPG. But it will in large part depend on you, your driving, your particular setup and state of maintenance of your rig.
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