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Old 02-17-2011, 09:36 PM   #1
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Towing setup

I am a newbie trying to figure out several things. I have 06 F350 Super Duty crew cab with a 6.0 diesel. It has the 12.5k hitch with the towing package. I have 26TBSS from Wildwood. Its only about 7,000 lbs max. Tongue is like 700lbs. The dealer put a sway bar on the trailer but it pulled horrible! It was not smooth at all. I took it off and the trailer pulls much better. Its much smoother and more predictable.

What do you guys think? I have never towed a trailer like this much. Would like to be safe but curious what you pros think.

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Old 02-18-2011, 08:53 AM   #2
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The dealer put a sway bar on the trailer but it pulled horrible! It was not smooth at all. I took it off and the trailer pulls much better. Its much smoother and more predictable.

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What were the symtoms ?? Are you using a WDH ??

A properly setup WDH with integrated sway control like the Reese Straight Line Dual Cam or the Equalizer brand system should work great. Looks like you got plenty of truck to handle that trailer with comfort.....but I would not consider pulling that trailer without any kind of sway control.
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I agree with mtnguy. I recommend two things: equalizer bar, sway bars. I would not leave drive way without that. O ya and the wife he he
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:16 AM   #4
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I agree with the above post, your setup was not right and you need a WDH with sway control. Don't forget the Elect brake controller.

I use a Equilizer hitch and a Prodigy controller.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:37 AM   #5
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my dealer installed mine wrong also. I loaded the trailer with the gear we take, went over to Sam's club and redid it. tows awesome now. was not hard to do, just needed a level area.
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:48 PM   #6
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The did not put a wdh on it... It was just a friction sway bar. I just didn't know what I needed with such a large tow vehicle.
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Even though you have truck enough to carry that tongue weight, you have lightened the front end substantially by hanging that much weight behind the rear bumper. I think you will be pleasantly surprised with a properly setup WDH.

And again, sway control should be a must even with that heavy of a tow vehicle. So if you get a WDH, consider a unit with integrated sway control, like the Reese Straight Link Dual Cam, Blue Ox, or Equalizer brand.
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Even though you have truck enough to carry that tongue weight, you have lightened the front end substantially by hanging that much weight behind the rear bumper. I think you will be pleasantly surprised with a properly setup WDH.

And again, sway control should be a must even with that heavy of a tow vehicle. So if you get a WDH, consider a unit with integrated sway control, like the Reese Straight Link Dual Cam, Blue Ox, or Equalizer brand.
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:33 PM   #9
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Ordered a equalizer hitch from rvw. Thanks guys I'll let ya know how it works.

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This maybe what mtnguy is talking about WDH by Reese, a pic is worth a thouand words. I have used this for 11 years now and it works like a charm as long as it is installed correctly.
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