Originally Posted by TBNSR
I Just ordered a 2014 Windjammer 3029W. We are so excited to get it which will seem like forever since it won't be here until mid to late April. Two questions I have are there any issues that I need to be aware of about this unit can't seem to find any information on this forum. Also since I'm new to TT Can you ease my mind about the unit being to heavy to pull for a 2013 F150 3.5 ecoboost engine with a 3.31 rear end. It states it can pull 9200 pounds and has a GVWR of 7200 pounds. The trailer weighs in at 7263 dry weight. The dealer says it won't be any issue. Are they telling me the truth?
Lock out 5th and 6th and pull in 4th. Get a good WDH like the Equalizer 4 point. If you don't have the Integrated Brake Controller, get a good controller like the Prodigy P3. Pay attention at all times- slow down a little (never exceed 65mph)- allow more turning room- it's 95% driver when it comes to being safe IMHO. I have a very similar setup, only my truck has the 3.55 gears- but in 4th I'm running a little higher RPM than I need to, so I think it'll be sitting about perfect in 4th with 3.31's. My personal experience indicates that the new F150 with the EB is just as capable as the 94-97 F250's with the 7.3 and no one bats an eye at those hauling such a load. A new F150 SCrew will weigh as much as a Reg. Cab 1997 F250 w/ 7.3 and have a longer wheelbase- when you consider that fact, the whole "tail wagging the dog" argument falls flat on it's face. Just be careful out there- it's a dangerous place with all the yuppies(as Phil would say) out there pulling 42' 5er's.
Oh- and I highly recommend putting load range E tires on the F150. The factory P rated tires are NOT good for towing- too much sidewall flex that induces sway.