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Old 07-27-2013, 08:05 PM   #11
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They do sell speed rated tires. The cheap trailer tires that come from the factory will blow. You have to run at max pressure and max speed is 65. Put the two max's together well blow out at 65 not good. A good tire will help with the sway also. Might check out a

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Old 07-28-2013, 11:20 PM   #12
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sox- friction sway control is for under 26'. over 26' you should have integrated sway control...... ie Reese dual cam, equal-i-zer, or something of the like.

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Old 07-29-2013, 11:46 AM   #13
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I am confused as to why the Ford sway control would reduce MPG. I have the same sway control on my Explorer and there is no reduction of MPG (unless it has to engage which mine never has). Perhaps I am missing something (it is Monday and I was camping all weekend)
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:52 PM   #14
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! On the tow/haul package the TV ABS brakes and trailer brakes are integrated, making them both ABS. No extra brake controller required. Plug and play!

Just to clarify, because the trailer brake actuator is integrated with the truck, and the truck has ABS(anti-lock brakes), does not mean the trailer also has ABS, however the ABS may control the brake actuator to assist in an ABS event, that still does not mean the trailer brakes have ABS. The hard parts required to do such a thing are not installed on the trailer. (unless of course you have installed an independent ABS system)

I honestly believe that ABS on a RV trailer is a wonderful thing, (the newer commercial trailers with air brakes have them standard now) But the truck alone does not make the trailer have ABS.

Not to be picky, but I am worried that someone maybe confused into believing that buying an F-150 ecoboost with the tow package (which is a nice truck BTW) will make someone's trailer with electric brakes have a perceived safety device that is not there.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:58 AM   #15
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After seeing a Hensley in person on our trip, I'm sold. Expensive, but worth it. They had a big Airstream. Never a problem with sway.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:57 AM   #16
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Our cure has worked!

We have a Windjammer 3008W. First time we towed was less than 300 miles. Talk about white knuckles with a regular WD set up, I had 'em! Next trip to Florida was over 600 miles. We had installed a Hensley, expensive, but worth it. Final "tweak" was Roadmaster Active Suspension helper type springs. I will gladly tow our unit anywhere, even in high winds. I tow with a 2013 F150 Eco boost. 3:55 rear.
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