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Old 08-14-2015, 04:32 PM   #31
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[QUOTE=J.Fallon;952742]they put the 2-5/16 ball on my hitch and said I would have no problem pulling a 4,000 lb trailer. I didn't as long as I didn't go over 55. Lol[/QUOTE

My 21fbrs uses a 2" ball.
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Old 08-14-2015, 04:36 PM   #32
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The 113N is the speed rating. It translates to 89mph.
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Old 08-14-2015, 04:58 PM   #33
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Took off down I-77 from Mooresville NC to Hunting Island Sc. 2014 Ford F-150. Reg cab 5.0 with a 6.5 bed. 2015 21FBRS. No wdh. Thought I was going to wreck the first time a semi went by. Go the death wobble and the dash was lite up like a Christmas tree. Go it slowed down. Got off interstate and took US 21 all the way 7 hrs. Any how. Have a good friend down here gonna hook me up with a Reese WDH. Please don't ever to without one!!!! Or at least test run the interstates before hand.
I pull the same trailer with a 2014 toy tundra and i'm always being passed by semi's. I went to harbor freight (i know i'm cheap) and bought their wdh and their sway control now i get no sway when being passed by semi's and i have p rated tires.
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Old 08-14-2015, 05:32 PM   #34
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See a lot of stupid idiots on the highway hauling just on a ball. If they had an accident would they be ticketed for improper equipment ? They should be .
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Old 08-14-2015, 06:08 PM   #35
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One more plug for Hensley-type anti-sway: I pulled our 35' V-Lite with a normal 3-point hitch with WD bars, friction sway bar, etc. Way too much trailer for that nonsense, especially with a light truck (2012 F-150 eco-Boost pimped out to tow)! Just bought a friend's Hensley Arrow & installed it. Instant gratification! No bother with semi's or crosswinds, etc. In distant past I pulled 2 much smaller trailers before with an old F-150 and didn't have much trouble, but the big trailer requires a big hitch! $$$$ but, IMHO, worth it!!
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Old 08-14-2015, 08:11 PM   #36
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Drove DAV Vans about 500 miles round trip one swayed terrible they put tires with heavy sidewalls cured it immediately.
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Old 08-14-2015, 08:18 PM   #37
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Might be stupid or naive question but how do you tell if tires are LT? Have F150 pulling 22' micro lite and have had no problems. I have the Reese set up.
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Old 08-14-2015, 08:25 PM   #38
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Might be stupid or naive question but how do you tell if tires are LT? Have F150 pulling 22' micro lite and have had no problems. I have the Reese set up.
If your tire size starts with letters LT its a light truck tire, If it starts with P its a passenger tire.
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We towed our trailer to Granbury without our sway control attached. Trailer tires were properly aired. TV rear tires had their standard inflation (35 psi). Passed a semi going the opposite direction and it was interesting.

I was towing a loaded Rockwood Ultralight 2602 with an F-150 coming from Colorado back to Texas and the tail tried to wag the dog in a gusty crosswind. Almost got dumped into the ditch! Used the brake controller to straighten out and pulled off the road into a Walmart parking lot. I didn't have a Friction Sway Control attached and Walmat was out of stock. I tightened the spring bars one link and that helped to stiffen the TV/Trailer enough to reduce the sway. I am sold on friction sway control and sway stabilization. Our 2014 Tahoe has sway stabilization (it activated last year when we're towing a rental and a gust of wind caught us). It was a real surprise but a relief as well, knowing we had it.

Make sure the tires are properly inflated, and get a proper hitch.
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Next time you get that sway activate the manual trailer brakes slowly to pull the TV tight with the trailer. Just using the TV brakes as the main still makes the trailer move faster than your TV.

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