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Old 07-23-2012, 11:08 AM   #1
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07 F150 to new 2012 F150

This may be a dumb question but I'm upgrading from a 07 F150 4x4 to a 2012 F150 ecoboost 4x4. This is my 1st tt so still learning as I go. Will I have to make any adjustments to my WD/ sway?
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:56 AM   #2
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Maybe...did you get the max tow or max payload options on the new F150? Either option will have heavier spring package in the rear than the '07.

Should measure the ride height of the truck front and rear, then hook-up the camper with the W/D bars and see where the ride height is then. There may be some debate, but I'd want the front ride height to remain the same.

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No I got the 3.55 axle and 145" WB
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:04 PM   #4
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Regardless, you should probably check out the current WDH setup with the new truck. Doing the recommended fender measurements, or a trip across some scales will determine if the WDH is setup properly for the new truck. Best case, you won't have to make any adjustments.

Any changes between the 2 truck receiver heights or angle of the receiver could make a difference in the distributed weight.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:46 AM   #5
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Picked up the new ecoboost on Monday. Hooked up the camper today to see how it looked. My driveway is not level so wasn't able to get any real measurements. The measurements I did take looked pretty close. The tongue of the camper looked like it sat a little higher then it did hooked to the 07. Working on the 1000 mile break in then I am taking to a level lot to see if any adjustments need to be made.
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I went from an '05 to a '12. It's a good idea to go through all of the measurements again. Mine wound up not changing but I'm glad that I checked it all out.

Enjoy your new truck. It is a towing beast. You'll be amazed.

Don't skimp on the 1,000 miles. It's not the motor that you are breaking in. It is the running gear.
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I went from an '05 to a '12. It's a good idea to go through all of the measurements again. Mine wound up not changing but I'm glad that I checked it all out.

Enjoy your new truck. It is a towing beast. You'll be amazed.

Don't skimp on the 1,000 miles. It's not the motor that you are breaking in. It is the running gear.
Does your 12 sit higher than your 05? Seems like mine sits a little higher than my 07. Hopefully not enough that I will have to make adjustments. Have heard good things about it. Ready to see how it tows. I will definitely be over a 1000 when I take it out.
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We traded our '05 F-150 (bought used) in on a 2012 F-150 4x4 5.0 V8 with the tow package and integrated brake controller when we bought our 2304s Ultralite.

Ford dealer did not say anything about break in period and we started hauling right away. This is our first new truck. Have we done bad things to it?!
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Enjoy that new truck wv campers! I traded my 09 Silverado for the Ecoboost (2011 left over that I've now had for 7 months) and it is fantastic for pulling the TT. I have the same gear and WB and it pulls our 7000 lb. Windjammer without issue.
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