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RE: Weight distribution hitch for lifted truck

It’s how I bought the truck. The deal was good enough For me.
Newbieatcamping 07/21/20 05:31pm Towing
RE: Weight distribution hitch for lifted truck

According to manufacturer specs on my camper the hitch weight is 720#
Newbieatcamping 07/19/20 05:40am Towing
RE: Weight distribution hitch for lifted truck

If it only gave you some sway with the strong winds, but towed fine otherwise, it's likely tongue weight and alignment are ok. The 35" tires with I assume aggressive tread probably contribute to the unstable condition in the wind. A 2003 F250 I think has a 500 lb dead weight, 1,000 lb WD rated receiver. A 7k lb trailer is going to likely have over 900 lbs of tongue weight. I would recommend a WDH to satisfy the weight rating of the receiver and sway control for the wind. My choice is the Equalizer 4-point. But they are noisy. I keep mine quiet with grease on the ball, at the sockets and a dab on the L brackets. With only a 4" lift and 35's, the standard shank "should" have enough drop. Just my humble experience. Yes. I had no problems towing it otherwise. Like I said towing there with no winds it was fine. 68mph the whole way. On the way home with winds I wasn’t comfortable on the highway. My parents have a Ford Expedition with all the proper hitch equipment and once my father got home he called and told me he was surprised how windy it actually was and he noticed it towing his camper. Do you have a link to that hitch? I want to get it set up properly wether we trade it in or not. Safety is #1. The tires are cooper At3s not super aggressive but not a highway tire per say
Newbieatcamping 07/18/20 05:02pm Towing
RE: Weight distribution hitch for lifted truck

Thanks for the reply’s so far. Didn’t think I’d get all this info. Axles on the trailer are perfect. It’s a suspension lift, no blocks, no hack stuff. It’s all done right. With the camper hooked up to my truck the camper sits perfectly level. I don’t have a side pic showing the camper. So a 7,500# camper shouldn’t experience any sway? My steering box was getting a little worn out. There was excessive play left to right in the steering wheel but I’ve since replaced the box and it’s nice and tight now
Newbieatcamping 07/18/20 03:52pm Towing
Weight distribution hitch for lifted truck

I have a lifted 2003 Ford F-250-lifted 4inches on 35 inch tires. Camer dry is roughly 7,500# went to the camp ground no issues. Without any sway control or weight hitch. The issue isn’t with sagging out the truck. It barely squats with the weight but coming home it was windy and I didn’t even make it one exit before I decided to get off due to the camper sway. Do I necessarily need a weight distribution hitch or would I be OK with just a sway control set up. I may be trading this camper in for a 5th wheel within the next year or so. So I’d hate to go all out if I can just get away with a sway control set up. Thanks
Newbieatcamping 07/18/20 02:31pm Towing
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