I am very suspicious of the "designed for a half-ton" claim. To my knowledge only Ford allows you to use a fifth wheel hitch in their 1500's, GM definitely prohibits it in the owner's manual, I think Ram does too.
Unless you have one of those unicorn 2015+ F150's with the heavy payload package and >2000# of payload, I would personally not try this. I have looked into because I was considering upgrading to an Eagle HT 29.5BHDS in the next few years, but after looking through all of the Eagle HT's there is not one I would tow with a 1500.
I have never towed a 5er, but I assume that unlike a bumper-pull with WDH, the pin weight is not adjustable. That means if you are over payload, there is nothing you can do to fix it.
Originally Posted by havnfun
Of course the dealer said no problem...the HT model is designed for a 1/2 ton but I want to know from you experts, not the yahoo trying to sell me the 5er.