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If you can wait, wait. I needed to tow less than a week after I got my truck, so I just made some time to go out every night after work and spend some quality time with my truck driving down the interstate. In about 5 days I had 1,000 miles on it and was able to tow all I wanted to the next day.
I tend to agree with what most of these guys are saying... a light load won't hurt you, but I'd say put 500 miles on it before you do any LIGHT towing, and wait the full 1000 miles before you put more than 5,000lbs behind it.
If you're gonna have the truck a long time, you'll never regret the little extra steps you took at the beginning to preserve the truck, whether it really needs it or not. Sort of like when you should wait about 5 min for the truck to warm up before driving it on a cold, nasty winter day. Same deal - 5 min seems like a lot when it's happening, but you'll thank yourself when the truck has 350,000 miles on it and still running strong.
2011 F250 CC SB KR Black/Adobe
H&S Black Maxx, EGR Delete, DPF/DEF Deleted exhaust
Line-X'ed DiamondBack ATV Cover
295/20 TerraGrapplers, XD Spy's
AMP power steps
50-gal TransferFlow tank
B&W Turnover Ball w/ Companion Hitch
Firestone Air Springs - front and rear
ViAir Xtreme Duty air system
Kleinn Train Horns
2012 Heartland Road Warrior 30C 5th-Wheel Toyhauler
2 Can-Am Quads that go everywhere the TH goes!