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Old 07-06-2013, 01:17 AM   #1661
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Hey guys, I have a '13 fx4 with power fold/power extend. Gotta say, pretty sweet!! Sorry to change the focus, but I am going nuts trying to get my set up right. I have a 2' level with 33x12.5 Toyo MT and I am struggling BIG time with swaying when I pull. I NEED HELP. Is it tire pressure? Are my tires too wide? Is it the lift? I'm working with Ford as well as my mechanic but haven't figured it out. I have a longer trip planned in 3 weeks and I'm dreading it. I bought the truck because my '01 couldn't handle my trailer (under powered) so went all out. 6.2 l., max tow, and a bunch of extra's. Sooooo not happy with the way it tows!! Any help would be much appreciated.
What are you towing? Do you have a weight distributing hitch? Do you have the trailer loaded properly?
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:28 AM   #1662
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Hey guys, I have a '13 fx4 with power fold/power extend. Gotta say, pretty sweet!! Sorry to change the focus, but I am going nuts trying to get my set up right. I have a 2' level with 33x12.5 Toyo MT and I am struggling BIG time with swaying when I pull. I NEED HELP. Is it tire pressure? Are my tires too wide? Is it the lift? I'm working with Ford as well as my mechanic but haven't figured it out. I have a longer trip planned in 3 weeks and I'm dreading it. I bought the truck because my '01 couldn't handle my trailer (under powered) so went all out. 6.2 l., max tow, and a bunch of extra's. Sooooo not happy with the way it tows!! Any help would be much appreciated.
I had the same problem with sway a few weeks back, try bringing more weight up front, it seemed to help me out a lot.
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oh...sorry I have a 30' Puma and yes I have an equalizer hitch with a sway arm control. Most of my cargo weight is towards the front.
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:22 AM   #1664
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I bought Reese dual cam equalizers, that helped considerably along with air bags to keep the rear of the truck from dropping down when I hooked up the trailer. I put more air in the rear tires. All this combined to keep the truck and trailer relatively level when towing. If you have excessive sway, the front tires need to get more weight on them. I ain't no towing expert but I had your problem too when a bought a new F-150 and a 27 ft. Trailer that weighs @ 7000 lbs. I had the equalizer installed at a hitch shop. They also dropped my hitch ball a couple of notches to make the connection more level. I' m now happy with the set up... Just my 2 cents worth, good luck !
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:25 AM   #1665
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Images of '12 F150 and '13 Flagstaff Superlite 27RLWS. Actually bought the camper first this past February, but it was a bit much for my old '03 Tahoe Z71 (from our first camping trip). Picked up the new '12 F150 with max tow off the lot in March as a leftover. The camper has 3 slides, but only weighs 6400lbs dry on the label. Tows like a dream - plenty of reserve power-wise with the EB! Only issue is that the wife wanted to match the camper color for the truck...but the ingot silver was the only truck on the entire lot with max tow (out of maybe 40 other F150s!).
Nice set up, good looking trailer...
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First of all I would dump the MTs for a good set of ATs in a LT size tire, stronger sidewall with less flex. Next not all weight dist. hitches are created equal. For me I use a http://www.equalizerhitch.com/ easy to set up and true sway control. I have logged over 30k kms since we bought our TT in 2008 and has worked flawless. Another brand that is highly recommended is the Reese dual cam. You also need to understand your payload and GVWR and tongue weight to ensure your TT pulls properly. I recommend you read this article with regards to hitch setup:http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fu...d/17730894.cfm
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Redneck camp'n creekside with the in-laws

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Nice set up, good looking trailer...
Thanks! Next trip is to Fort Myers on the beach for 10 days in August - can't wait!
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oh...sorry I have a 30' Puma and yes I have an equalizer hitch with a sway arm control. Most of my cargo weight is towards the front.
I have the same hitch as Norotso, the Equalizer. I still have some sway at around 65mph, so have been keeping it down at 60 - 62mph. My trailer tongue weight is on the low side (about 11%) with the two large slides at the rear, so I've been moving things forward. That will help the sway. As the trailer is rear heavy, I wonder if that contibutes to the sway (back and forth oscillation). I also plan to remove the rear spare and put it in the truck bed and as the trailer is a bit front end low, should be able to increase the equalization to raise the rear of the truck another 1 to 2", which also will improve the antisway by increasing the friction. I have the RAS on the rear to help with the load and bouncing, but yet to tow with it. Just some things to consider to improve your towing experience.
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Well my next camping trip just got cancelled due to some arsholes stealing my tires. I was woke up early Sunday morning by the Police at my door for them to tell me my wheels were missing. Not a good day, at least my insurance will cover it all.
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