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Old 02-22-2020, 11:56 AM   #1
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2020 Ford Raptor towing

I purchased a 2020 Ford Raptor and plan on towing my Flagstaff Micro Lite with it from time to time. Noticed a little sag in the back, which I anticipated. Wanted to see who else has hauled their camper with them and what you have used to take the sag out? Local shop said they put airbag systems in with remote that makes it simple, but looking around $1,500 for the product plus the install. These guys are my trusted source for years so they do a great job, but was curious if anyone else has found cheaper solutions. Thanks!

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Old 02-22-2020, 12:05 PM   #2
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I put bags under my F150 myself and manually put air in as needed. Not hard if you know/have hand tools.
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Old 02-22-2020, 12:32 PM   #3
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I put these on my 2015 F150. They're worth every penny. Took me about 40 minutes to install. https://activesuspension.com/suspension-kits/
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Old 02-22-2020, 12:46 PM   #4
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AirLift

AirLift 1 ton (smaller) bags for about 300 bucks.
Self install, not hard, air up with bicycle pump, easy, hold air very well, only have to add air every couple weeks.
Install using an air manifold put a gauge on, run lines to both bags from manifold so bags equalize.
You can get fancy with electric pump and remote control but you really don't need to...
Keep it simple and low cost.
Works great on my F150 towing a 2205s Rockwood MiniLite and an Equalizer hitch.
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What's the payload capacity of your Raptor? I always wondered what they had.
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Old 02-22-2020, 01:00 PM   #6
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The 2020 Raptor has a 6000# tow capacity.
Payload is 1000#
https://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/mod...200222175556:s
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Are you using a weight distribution hitch?
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I would think that being designed to spend more time off road, that would leave towing rather tough.
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I would think that being designed to spend more time off road, that would leave towing rather tough.
That's my take, the Raptor is a single focus vehicle and that focus isn't on towing or payload.
It does excel off road and the wow factor.
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What's the payload capacity of your Raptor? I always wondered what they had.
8,000 on the super crew cab
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Are you using a weight distribution hitch?

Yes equalizer 4 point WDH
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Old 02-22-2020, 01:44 PM   #12
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8,000 on the super crew cab
8000 lbs. is not payload capacity -- towing capacity maybe.
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8000 lbs. is not payload capacity -- towing capacity maybe.

Sorry...PLC for my model is 1366lbs. and TC is 8000.

I never really put anything in the bed when towing except a 78lb generator and maybe 5 gallons of gas.
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In full disclosure when I went over to hook up the camper I was really just adjusting the ball hitch and didn't tow because I need 1,000 miles on before doing so (I will haul with my 2016 GMC Yukon Denali) until I get the 1,000 miles. So when I set it down on the ball I didn't have the WDH hooked up. Maybe that will make a difference. I will report back when I have over 1,000 miles on it and do the first haul. I was just curious about comments from other Raptor owners on here and what they have done.
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I purchased a 2020 Ford Raptor and plan on towing my Flagstaff Micro Lite with it from time to time. Noticed a little sag in the back, which I anticipated. Wanted to see who else has hauled their camper with them and what you have used to take the sag out? Local shop said they put airbag systems in with remote that makes it simple, but looking around $1,500 for the product plus the install. These guys are my trusted source for years so they do a great job, but was curious if anyone else has found cheaper solutions. Thanks!

Go to this thread (link is also in your Welcome PM) ==> https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...sics-6778.html... and see post #7 for instructions on posting pics. You may be able to see these two pics but not all of us can.
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Did this work? I stink at posting pics I guess. LOL



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Did this work? I stink at posting pics I guess. LOL



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Husky Weight Distribution and sway control hitch

I bought one of these ($317) and my rig is perfectly level plus it controls sway. A neighbor and I installed it in about 2 hours. No regrets after using it on a 2700 mile trip.
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Tow

I would look at a set of Timbrons. They replace the bump stops and prevent the sag. They only come into play when you have a load, $330 and 30 minutes to change out. Made a big difference on 4x4 Tundra pulling a 8K TT. A friend put them on this F-350 for hauling produce trailer w/ same good results. No maintenance. Look on etrailer.com.
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