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Old 05-19-2014, 12:01 PM   #11
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Your EcoBoost Ford can sling that TT around like a wet noodle.

I was always told to look at the camper you wanted and then go bigger. We had a 19ft camper picked out...so we decided to go with a 35ft'r

Have fun!
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:03 PM   #12
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Your EcoBoost Ford can sling that TT around like a wet noodle.

I was always told to look at the camper you wanted and then go bigger. We had a 19ft camper picked out...so we decided to go with a 35ft'r

Have fun!

LOL I have never heard of that before. I always heard get the trailer you want and don't settle. That's pretty darn funny though lol
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:21 PM   #13
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I've towed stuff just about all my life. I've found when it comes to TT the length was never the biggest deal but how the TV and TT are set up is what makes or breaks it for towing.. The dealer (the one i used anyway) knows what sells not so much what's the best.. I found that the twin cam sway hitch was the best thing that made the difference between a TT that pulled good and one that Pulled Great.. 2nd is a Good brake controller.. the dealer sells packages that keeps sticker shock down but once i made these 2 upgrades I would NEVER go back to friction bars and cheap controllers..
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:26 PM   #14
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I've towed stuff just about all my life. I've found when it comes to TT the length was never the biggest deal but how the TV and TT are set up is what makes or breaks it for towing.. The dealer (the one i used anyway) knows what sells not so much what's the best.. I found that the twin cam sway hitch was the best thing that made the difference between a TT that pulled good and one that Pulled Great.. 2nd is a Good brake controller.. the dealer sells packages that keeps sticker shock down but once i made these 2 upgrades I would NEVER go back to friction bars and cheap controllers..
Thanks zook. I have this wdh:

Is this a decent WDH?

I don't know if it's dual cam, I think it might be, I'll have to post a pic of it later.

I also have the factory installed ford brake controller, which from what I understand is an excellant brake controller. Until I can afford a better wdh, I'm kind of stuck with this one. I'd like to get an Andersen when we can.
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:35 PM   #15
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Don't listen to the dealer when it comes to what your truck can safely tow. Do the numbers yourself and ask questions here. Personally, I don't like to be anywhere close to the max.

As far as, is it too long for your first trailer, no. They are all the same. The longer, the more you need to make a turn and the more you need to make lane changes. That's it, and you'll get used to it pretty quickly. Now, backing up takes some practice. Make sure you and your partner have a good understanding as how things work. You can use cell phones or CB radios to communicate while backing up. You can take it to a big empty parking lot and setup some cones or something so you can get the hang of backing up in a site. While you re getting used to it, you could get pull through sites to make it easier. Cheers and enjoy it.
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:37 PM   #16
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Yea I didn't listen to the dealer as far as what I can tow. I did all my research on here and the F150 forums for the numbers etc, so I'm not too worried about it's capability per se. Just new to towing so I'm nervous and will definitely be cautious when doing it. Excited!
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Just take the time to understand when you need to start your 90 degree right turns. In my case, I usually wait until the corner is at the rear bumper. My trailer is just over 30' with tongue. Take all your corners wide to start. Act like you're driving an 18 wheeler. Then slowly start to close them in, and pay close attention to your mirrors. It will take about 10-20 turns before you really understand how to pull the trailer. Your turns will become more shallow and you'll figure it out on your own.
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Old 05-19-2014, 01:09 PM   #18
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When we got our Evo 2850, it was our first time with a WDH so took a little while to get my set up correct. My issue was tire pressures. Never thought of increasing when towing so our tail would wag with wind and passing trucks.
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:10 PM   #19
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Thanks zook. I have this wdh:

Is this a decent WDH?

I don't know if it's dual cam, I think it might be, I'll have to post a pic of it later.

I also have the factory installed ford brake controller, which from what I understand is an excellant brake controller. Until I can afford a better wdh, I'm kind of stuck with this one. I'd like to get an Andersen when we can.
This is the one I used and loved it.. it still had to be set up the proper way but the way the cams locked into the saddles of the bars kept the TV and the TT wanting to stay locked up going straight.

Weight Distribution - Reese

As for as brake controllers I had and still have the Prodigy. I know nothing about the Ford controller and it may be very up to the task..

The best thing to do (IMO) is once you get everything, spend a few $ and take your entire rig to a Welding/ Hitch place.. one that instals Hitches and let them go over everything.. they may be a few people that work at dealers and camping supply places that know how to do this but for the most part I've not found any that knew how to truly set these things up.. and don't get me wrong I'm not basing dealers,, as a matter of fact i've done this set up twice with 2 different TT and then with Tow bars behind a Class C MH.. all bought from the same dealer..
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There are videos about towing and tail swing. Watch them. You can wipe out cars in the lane next to you if your are not careful. I'd also research the hitch setup very thoroughly. You need to be sure everything is correct before you tow.
Also be sure your mirrors are extended so you can see the end of the trailer.
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