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Old 04-02-2016, 07:11 PM   #1
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Weight check

We have a 2016 f150 and these are our numbers pictures below. We are trying to figure out what we need to adjust. We have an equalizer wdh 1200, e rated tires, f150 3.5 v6 with 3.55 axel ratio. Our trailer is a 35ft (we know it's large) cherokee. We have some jerking going on, and a very small amount of sway, but there is also very strong winds in augusta today.
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Old 04-02-2016, 07:47 PM   #2
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We need one more photo - the yellow decal in on the driver door jamb. The decal has the trucks payload limit.
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Old 04-02-2016, 08:58 PM   #3
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This is the other sticker, but we changed out the tires to e rated tires, same size.
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Old 04-02-2016, 09:18 PM   #4
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Weight check

In my opinion you could do two things: 1) move weight in the trailer forward to add about 100 lbs of tongue weight, and 2) adjust the hitch to transfer another 200 lbs to the front axle on the TV.

It looks like you have about 700 lbs tongue weight and it should be about 810 lbs for a 12.5% share of the trailer weight. Those 1200 lb bars may be too stiff to properly move weight to the front axle.

Finally, you're getting close to the payload limit of the truck but should be ok.
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Old 04-02-2016, 09:35 PM   #5
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By close to payload, do yiu mean because it is only 450 under? The payload is not going to change. That was the whole family with a full tank and our kids are shrimps so they are not getting any bigger very fast... our trailer weight will c hang because we were not fully loaded, really just some misc items and bed linens and blankets. When we load, should we add most heavy items to the front? Ladder, pop up and general camping gear? Also, we were at 2/3 water and will dump that and travel empty, so that should balance out the weight of food and clothing. Thanks for help! The wind had died down some on the way back home and my husband said it felt a lot better.
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Old 04-02-2016, 09:42 PM   #6
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By close to payload, do yiu mean because it is only 450 under? The payload is not going to change.
Yep you should be good on payload if you had everything loaded up. If you decide to move some more weight to the tongue, then that weight will come off the payload. Depending on where the fresh water tank is, towing with it empty may move some weight forward if the tank is behind the trailer axle.

I think the weights look fine overall, just need some fine tuning. I towed the TT in my signature with a 2011 F150 EB and it performed great.
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Old 04-02-2016, 09:44 PM   #7
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I have a similar setup. A little more payload and a shorter trailer. I just purchased E rated tire myself. You didn't say, but sounded like you implying that the tires changed the ratings. They don't. I haven't towed with mine yet, but I expect a more stable ride, and that's all.

I've been experimenting just about every trip with our WDH. Moving it higher or lower and adjusting the tilt of the ball all make noticeable changes in how the truck and trailer handle. I suggest you experiment.
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Old 04-02-2016, 10:24 PM   #8
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We read that the tires make for a better, more stable ride which is why we upgraded. We also have bought new brakes to upgrade those as well, but that will not have time to take place until after our first trip.
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Old 04-03-2016, 09:12 AM   #9
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I've crossed a few 10k foot passes with my combination. By far, the weak point of the experience was the braking. The transmission offers very little braking. The only way I felt safe was to keep the speed way down...as in 1st or 2nd gear. That said, I never did smell my brakes or have any fade. Maybe I could have trusted them more.

I'm excited about the differences with an "E" rated tire. I hope I feel it as much as folks on the internet say.
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Old 04-09-2016, 08:58 PM   #10
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What PSI in the truck tires? I needed to run 60 psi on my e rated on the F 150 to tighten up the sway.

I towed a similar TT with F 150 with 5.4 then Ecoboost 3.5 and had similar issues until I added more air. The water tank being empty will give you your payload you need
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