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06-19-2019, 10:13 PM
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Posted By smokeywren

You already have the regular tow pkg, so all the...

You already have the regular tow pkg, so all the max tow adds is 3.73 e-locker rear axle, trailer tow mirrors, the integrated trailer brake controller, and a slightly heavier-duty receiver hitch..
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06-19-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,394
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...
06-14-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By smokeywren

Concur, provided you already have the trailer and...

Concur, provided you already have the trailer and the hitch. But the purpose of this thread is to help determine which trailer to buy. You cannot install the hitch on the trailer until after you have...
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...
06-05-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,910
Posted By smokeywren

Nobody has a sticker that includes GCWR, or tow...

Nobody has a sticker that includes GCWR, or tow rating. There are too many variables involved. For example, for my 2019 F-150 you have to know:

Driveline = 4x2
Cab and bed length = SuperCab 145...
06-04-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By smokeywren

Your numbers are not very useful because of the...

Your numbers are not very useful because of the inconsistent scale. Trailer axles w/WD should be higher than w/o WD. GCW should be within 40 pounds with and w/o the WD hitch adjusted. That 40 pounds...
06-02-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,475
Posted By smokeywren

It's true. You can prove it to yourself by...

It's true. You can prove it to yourself by weighing the rig in a CAT scale twice, once with the spring bars adjusted, and once with the spring bars disconnected and placed in the back of the bed....
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, 09:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,910
Posted By smokeywren

Not much more. Your F-150 is rated for a max of...

Not much more. Your F-150 is rated for a max of 500 pounds TW without a WD hitch. 500 pounds TW is a gross trailer weight of 3,846 pounds @ 13% TW.

My small TT with 19' floor length and no slide...
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...
05-31-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,910
Posted By smokeywren

It's really quite simple once you know the...

It's really quite simple once you know the basics..

Ignore all the other numbers an concentrate on GVWR of the tow vehicle. For most of us payload capacity available for hitch weight is the...
05-26-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,118
Posted By smokeywren

Not exactly. The class IV receiver on a...

Not exactly. The class IV receiver on a late-model F-150 is a Class IV hitch only when used with a weight-distributing hitch rated for over 5,000 pounds. Without a WD hitch, your receiver is a Class...
05-26-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,757
Posted By smokeywren

Another option is to move the jack toward the...

Another option is to move the jack toward the front of the trailer. Move it just enough so the tailgate will clear. Mine required adding metal and welding. Be sure the WD hitch can still be mounted...
05-26-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,198
Posted By smokeywren

Assuming you don't exceed either the GVWR or the...

Assuming you don't exceed either the GVWR or the GCWR of the tow vehicle, then put the tranny in tow/haul mode, set the cruise control at 62 MPH, and drive. Turn on the digital tranny temp gauge and...
05-26-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,609
Posted By smokeywren

I doubt you're missing them. The trailer tow pkg...

I doubt you're missing them. The trailer tow pkg was standard on FX and Lariat trim, but optional on XL, XLT and STX trim. The trailer tow pkg on XL, XLT and STX trim included the SelectShift tranny,...
05-23-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,592
Posted By smokeywren

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05-23-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,592
Posted By smokeywren

Not exactly. We're into semantic here, but you're...

Not exactly. We're into semantic here, but you're on the right track.The WDH when properly adjusted will distribute about 20% of TW back to the trailer axles. So instead of 760 pounds of hitch weight...
05-13-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,569
Posted By smokeywren

Depending on the model year, the 3.73 axle ratio...

Depending on the model year, the 3.73 axle ratio was optional but not part of the FX4 Off Road pkg. On a late-model FX4 Off Road, the 3.73 axle ratio is included only if you have the heavy duty...
05-12-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,885
Posted By smokeywren

No. Ford uses various industry suppliers for some...

No. Ford uses various industry suppliers for some components in their vehicles. For example, some of the axle assemblies are manufactured to Ford specs by Dana/Spicer.
05-12-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,033
Posted By smokeywren

No, the 500 pounds max tongue weight is for...

No, the 500 pounds max tongue weight is for either the bumper hitch or the receiver hitch when used without a weight-distributing (WD) hitch. Crawl under the back of your truck and look up to the...
05-12-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,569
Posted By smokeywren

That's called an avatar. First, on the...

That's called an avatar.

First, on the internet find an American flag image you want to use. Then right click on that image, then click on "properties", then copy the URL (internet address) of...
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...
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