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agesilaus

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Posted: 10/10/18 03:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That's being pulled by a 2012 F350 diesel? I think the newer trucks have some sort of anti-sway but so far as I know mine does not. The truck will be heavier than the TT tho. TT 6500 truck 8500

I suspect the answer is yes but want to check.


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Posted: 10/10/18 03:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes. Shifting weight particularly back to the front wheels helps braking.


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I tow a 30ft trailer with a '17 F250 6.7l without WDH or sway bars. The trailer is under 8k and the truck weighs in at 8200lb. I have a great ride even in the wind. My truck does have anti-sway electronics but I don't think it has ever come on.

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That would be one less thing to worry about, thx for the answer.

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Posted: 10/10/18 03:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Personal preference, I tow a TH TT that's only 22 foot with a Ford F-350 and the ride and handling is improved with a WDH. My tongue weight is around 1250#.

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colliehauler wrote:

Personal preference, I tow a TH TT that's only 22 foot with a Ford F-350 and the ride and handling is improved with a WDH. My tongue weight is around 1250#.


What truck are you using?

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Posted: 10/10/18 04:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

agesilaus wrote:

colliehauler wrote:

Personal preference, I tow a TH TT that's only 22 foot with a Ford F-350 and the ride and handling is improved with a WDH. My tongue weight is around 1250#.


What truck are you using?

He said a F-350.
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Posted: 10/10/18 05:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WDH probably not, but away control may be required. I've pulled my moms 24 ft TT with nothing but a ball and it was just fine. I bought a 26 ft TT about 6300 lbs. It tows horrible, needs at least one sway bar, 2 would be better. Have done the weight thing, really don't need any distribution. All this with a 08 F350.

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It depends on how high your standards are.
I have a dually crew cab diesel, and can tell the difference in one washer or hole/link of my WD.

But I am probably more particular than most. I want my lash up to be as good as it can be, not just good enough.

There have been a couple of times when that thinking probably kept us from having a bad day.


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agesilaus wrote:

colliehauler wrote:

Personal preference, I tow a TH TT that's only 22 foot with a Ford F-350 and the ride and handling is improved with a WDH. My tongue weight is around 1250#.


What truck are you using?


A 22 foot trailer with a tongue weight of 1250#??? Have you got a load of bricks in the front storage bay?[emoticon]


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