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Old 01-25-2019, 07:49 PM   #1
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Equal-i-zer and freshly weighed tongue

Hey, could use some advice. Finally got a Sherline scale and just weighed the tongue. Brochure "dry" tongue weight is 620lbs, scaled weight is 750lbs.
My Equal-i-zer had 4 washer in it, from my previous lighter HTT. Since moving to my current heavier trailer, I had some sag when hooked up. I added a 5th washer and it doesn't seem have changed much. Equal-i-zer support says I can add up to a total of 8 washers.
My F150 has Max Tow package and a payload of 1828lbs. Subtract about 100lbs for the TonnoPro bed cover and misc stuff under rear seat.

So what do you all think about adding 1 or 2 more washers, for this amount of tongue weight.
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Old 01-25-2019, 08:19 PM   #2
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Equal-i-zer and freshly weighed tongue

add them. You have a 1000/10000 equilizer?
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Old 01-25-2019, 09:08 PM   #3
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The WDH is not there to eliminate sag. It is there to restore the lost front axle weight. Read the Ford manual and EQ manual and set it up accordingly.
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780# of tongue with 2018 4wd F150 with max tow. 6 washers.

I added washers until I restored the level of the front fender.
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Old 01-25-2019, 09:59 PM   #5
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add them. You have a 1000/10000 equilizer?
Yes
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780# of tongue with 2018 4wd F150 with max tow. 6 washers.

I added washers until I restored the level of the front fender.
Thanx babcock.
I'll add that 6th washer and see if it restores front wheel well level.
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I had 5 washers, seemed light. Added one, seemed too stiff. So I ground one down thin and call it 5 1/2 washers. Lol Most likely just me being anal about. Give six a try.
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I have 7 washers on mine. Rockwood 2703ws matched to f150 xlt crewcab ,1730 payload. It towes really nice. My truck sags a little but front fender height is same as before hitching up.
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I have 7 washers on mine right now. F150 and Lacrosse 327RES
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Once you get the washer stack close to returning the front to normal or even a bit over, you fine tune it by adjusting the "L" brackets. This is assuming you have the built-in spring bar friction sway control and not the old chains. Ideally, you'll want the front to go back to the uncoupled height but no lower.
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