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Old 10-10-2012, 09:59 AM   #31
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Looks good! Nice finish job on those cuts, it looks factory. Getting those chains up there must be a chore with that limited space, but you gotta do what you can.
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I installed the ballon/air bag system on mine. It worked great!!!. I have 3 trailers so it allowed me to change it to suit each trailer for the best ride and then empty them and drive on the factory suspension when I wasn't pulling anything. On a older truck I had I beefed up the suspension with another leaf. Problem was when I wasn't pulling something you pretty much had to wear a neck brace to drive it as the ride was extremely rough.
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Looks good! Nice finish job on those cuts, it looks factory. Getting those chains up there must be a chore with that limited space, but you gotta do what you can.
Lots of space to hook up the chains. The trouble is cranking the trailer on the ball high enough so that I can get the chains on.

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I installed the ballon/air bag system on mine. It worked great!!!. I have 3 trailers so it allowed me to change it to suit each trailer for the best ride and then empty them and drive on the factory suspension when I wasn't pulling anything. On a older truck I had I beefed up the suspension with another leaf. Problem was when I wasn't pulling something you pretty much had to wear a neck brace to drive it as the ride was extremely rough.
I may just end up adding an airbag system as well to stiffen up the suspension when fully loaded. Although rated to pull 11K lbs, the suspension needs to be stiffer when fully loaded up. Understandable. So far I'm pretty impressed with the F150. Too bad there is no silver bullet for gas mileage ...

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Old 10-14-2012, 04:45 AM   #34
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That hitch almost looks like the Equal-i-zer. Weird. Strange is also the gross trailer weight rating of 10K lbs with only 600 lbs in tongue weight, that's only 6%.
Galaxy - that trailer - loaded as you are loading it - will push the limits of your truck. You will need to have everything set up perfectly, and you could still end up being over a few of the limits. This is a trailer for a super duty if you want to make it safe and enjoyable - IMO.
I agree, you might be with in max tow limits, but are you with in tounge weight limits? F-150's are usually good about exceeding "rated limits" in controlled situations, however that does not mean it is safe. Most of the post are pretty dead on as far as adjusting your rig to match the load, how ever I am really wondering if you need a bigger truck. At least larger springs in the back to stiffen up the rear end to level your truck as well as improve steering control. Also listen to the advice on how your tailer is loaded. To control the trailer you need more weight in front of the trailer axle(it's not pretty when someone gets there *** handed to them by "trailer sway"). At the same time you need a stiff enough rear end to handle the tounge weight. Most importantly, you need the braking system to stop such a rig with control.
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