Originally Posted by emers382
With the weights of your personal possessions accompanying you the 19 or 21 might be a better go, as the hitch weight will be significantly less than the pin weight of the 5.0TA. I would recommend the F150 2.7L Eco, we bought one in April but have not towed much with it, what is good is getting great mileage when not towing. But with your travels you will likely be towing most of the time so that advantage would be minimal. "rbryan4" tows his 19 with the 2.7 and is very happy.
Totally agree with this one. It is far easier to transport bikes and all other bigger items in a truck box then in the trailer. For transporting these in a trailer, you need two persons in order to get them in and out, otherwise you have a big chance of doing damage to the inside of the trailer. With the truck box you can easily do it yourself. Build a carrier on top of the truck cab for the kayak.
At the campground you take out only what you need. With everything stored inside the trailer, you are "forced" to take everything out (with two people).
No one likes "extra work" while camping.
Hope you will be able to make the right decision for your needs. Everyone is different!