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Old 03-30-2016, 06:29 PM   #21
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This one be around a while but if you haven't seen it's worth watching. Notice that the truck was DRW.

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Old 03-30-2016, 06:34 PM   #22
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I moved from a 1/2 ton Dodge to a F-350. Hills and wind are SIGNIFICANTLY different now. I had a similar trip last fall on I-20 from Atlanta to Dallas; the wind was horrible but having a heavier truck made all the difference in the world.
What engine do your have in your '06 F350?
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Old 03-30-2016, 06:41 PM   #23
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You need to have more tongue weight. You are at 10%. See if you can get it to 12.5%.
Agreed. If you have too much weight lifted off the back of the truck it's worse than no WD.

I have a 32 foot trailer which is really heavy in the rear with 2 slides rear of the axle and the f150 sway control has never had to react. It may be all about tweaking your WD.

And with p rated tires pump them to max 44 lbs. my truck came with the factory Goodyears that are like riding on jello bowls rolling the soft side walls.
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Old 03-30-2016, 07:08 PM   #24
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Manually applying the electric trailer brakes helps to settle the sway a lot. As mentioned already, try different settings of tongue weight and WDH settings, along with trailer tire pressure until you get the most stable ride. It's worth a few hours of your time for more peace of mind, and might just save your butt in an emergency situation.
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Old 03-31-2016, 05:36 PM   #25
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What was the wind speed ? I try to really watch the wind speed on accweather before planning a trip. We will not travel in winds over 40 .
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^^This. We aborted a trip just two hours ago due to high winds.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:56 AM   #27
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What engine do your have in your '06 F350?
6.0 Diesel

It's my first diesel but I have been very impressed. It had a bullet-proof kit done at the shop before I bought it (ARP studs, EGR delete, SCR, etc.) so hopefully it doesn't have any of the issues those 6.0's are known for
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