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06-19-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By smokeywren

The purpose of the WD hitch is to make highway...

The purpose of the WD hitch is to make highway towing at highway speed more comfortable and reduce the stress of towing. That's when you need the good sway control capability. When you arrive at...
06-18-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,394
Posted By smokeywren

Any WD hitch that uses sway bars for sway control...

Any WD hitch that uses sway bars for sway control is a cheap hitch. Probably okay for weight distribution but inadequate for sway control under extreme conditions. I would not want my grandkids to...
06-14-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By smokeywren

You will have over 900 pounds of hitch weight, so...

You will have over 900 pounds of hitch weight, so your hitch must be rated for at least 1,000 pounds max TW. You want very good built-in sway control, so as a minimum you're at the high end of the...
06-13-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By smokeywren

Depends on the weight of your wet and loaded...

Depends on the weight of your wet and loaded F-150 when loaded for towing on a trip.

Assuming just you and nobody and nothing else in the truck - so your wet and loaded truck full of gas grosses...
06-10-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,910
Posted By smokeywren

Close. but no cigar. You forgot to subtract the...

Close. but no cigar. You forgot to subtract the weight of the WD hitch. You intended to write: " Subtract the scaled weight from GVWR from the white tag., THEN SUBTRAT ANOTHER 100 POUNDS FOR THE...
06-02-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,910
Posted By smokeywren

The factory receiver is rated for a max of 13,200...

The factory receiver is rated for a max of 13,200 pounds max trailer weight, but the receiver is not your limiter as to max trailer weight. Assuming a properly-sized WDH, your limiter is payload...
06-01-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,910
Posted By smokeywren

It's not just math, it's also definition of...

It's not just math, it's also definition of words. The receiver "hitch" on the truck is rated for up to 1,320 pounds tongue weight (TW). But your Equal-I-Zer "hitch" on the trailer is rated for only...
05-12-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,685
Posted By smokeywren

Because the Limited is intended for the boss (or...

Because the Limited is intended for the boss (or wife) to drive and have a luxury ride of a luxury car. Beefing up the suspension to increase GVWR and payload capacity would stiffen the ride and...
05-12-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,569
Posted By smokeywren

Get the axle code from the Federal Certification...

Get the axle code from the Federal Certification Label in the driver's door jamb. That's the sticker that includes GVWR, GAWRs, tire size and specs, and several codes, including "axle". Then look up...
05-07-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,295
Posted By smokeywren

Without being overloaded? Short answer: Not much,...

Without being overloaded? Short answer: Not much, Not near as much as you hope.

The 2019 Ford RV and Trailer Towing Guide says 10.000 pounds or more for a SuperCrew 4x4 diesel. But that's just the...
05-07-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,811
Posted By smokeywren

You have plenty of time to order the exact truck...

You have plenty of time to order the exact truck you need, so plan on ordering it and waiting about two months for Ford to build it and deliver it to your dealer.

Most F-150s you'll find in stock...
05-07-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,295
Posted By smokeywren

Sounds like an almost perfect match of trailer...

Sounds like an almost perfect match of trailer and tow vehicle.. Plenty of payload capacity to handle the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded for bear. More than enough power and torque to drag...
05-01-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,235
Posted By smokeywren

Part One: Trailer tires. I want about 25% more...

Part One: Trailer tires. I want about 25% more weight capacity than trailer GAWR. You can get that by increasing load range or tire size or both. Depending on tire size and room in the wheel well,...
04-30-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,161
Posted By smokeywren

Read it again, Scott. It's a 5er, not a TT. ;)...

Read it again, Scott. It's a 5er, not a TT. ;) But the answer is the same. With about 1,500 pounds hitch weight and only 1,651 pounds of payload capacity, that trailer will overload that F-150.
04-30-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,685
Posted By smokeywren

"Lift up bed" is not a oood description. The...

"Lift up bed" is not a oood description. The plywood base at the foot of the queen-size mattress in my camper lifts up only a few inches - enough to allow access to the storage space under the...
04-29-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By smokeywren

The info you seek is probably on the...

The info you seek is probably on the password-protected Ford/dealer-connection website, or maybe on fleet.ford.com that requires a FIN (fleet ID number). Dealer-connection is Intended for use by...
04-23-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,596
Posted By smokeywren

Yes, it does. All F-150s have an oil-to-water...

Yes, it does. All F-150s have an oil-to-water heat exchanger located near the back of the tranny. Crawl under you truck and study the heat exchanger (cooler) and you'll see both ATF and coolant lines...
04-23-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By smokeywren

Both look like they should work if fully inserted...

Both look like they should work if fully inserted into the plug and the lid on the vehicle's plug forced over the lip of the trailer's plug. If you cannot get the plugs to fit tighter when the lid of...
04-22-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,265
Posted By smokeywren

Back when my 2012 3.5L EcoBoost was new, I did...

Back when my 2012 3.5L EcoBoost was new, I did extensive testing of regular vs, premium when towing my 5k TT and 6k cargo trailer - mostly across the plains where regular was 87 octane and premium...
03-27-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,755
Posted By smokeywren

Ideally, you need to know the weight of the wet...

Ideally, you need to know the weight of the wet and loaded trailer. Then distribute the load in the trailer to result in ~13% tongue weight.

But that's not realistic, so you have to guesstimate....
03-22-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By smokeywren

Since you have the receiver and the wiring...

Since you have the receiver and the wiring harness in a 2012, then you have the towing package. The OEM integrated trailer brake controller (ITBC) is a "plug-and-play" part. Install it in the dash,...
03-22-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,761
Posted By smokeywren

All 2018 F-150s have an oil-to-water (OTW)...

All 2018 F-150s have an oil-to-water (OTW) transmission cooler. It's located behind the radiator. There is not an option for a heavier-duty OTW cooler.

2018s (and 2019s) DO NOT have an auxiliary...
03-10-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,565
Posted By smokeywren

That is for XL trim 4x2 with absolutely no...

That is for XL trim 4x2 with absolutely no options. Add the Lariat trim that he wants, plus a few options that his sweetheart wants, plus 4x4 that everybody wants and you're way under 2,000 pounds....
03-08-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,200
Posted By smokeywren

Hi, Truckster1987...

Hi, Truckster1987 (https://www.f150forum.com/members/truckster1987-305057/), and welcome to our campfire.


Common question, and there is no good answer. Ignore that 9k number and concentrate on...
03-05-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,704
Posted By smokeywren

Crewcab and screw are the same thing in the F-150...

Crewcab and screw are the same thing in the F-150 forum. Did you mean SCrew or SCab? SCab is the 2-door SuperCab. SCrew is the 4-door SuperCrew

His post says crewcab. His signature says SCREW,...
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