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Posted: 05/14/19 10:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2018 F150, towing 4k dry wt (haven't weighed all the **** my wife put in). For short tow, 5 miles from storage to house, or about around 30 minute drive, Ill go without WD, otherwise WD is attached. There's a big enough difference, that it's worth having.

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jay427 wrote:

Boomerweps wrote:

Not enough specific info.
I did a quick search using 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing package and the factory PDF towing Gu?i?d?e was one of the first listings.
You need the engine, GVWR from the door sticker and that towing Gu?i?d?e for your answer.
Most half ton truck hitches (class IV) I've seen are only rated for 500 tongue weight and 5000 pulling/tow weight when used WITHOUT a WDH. WITH a WDH, they are rated to 10,000 or a bit more.


From the manual,

5.3L V8 K5L HD Cooling Pkg, Axel Ratio 3.42, Max trailer 9,500 lbs. GCWR 15,000 lbs.

After all of this I found the dang spec, sorry all.

Its 600lbs without WD and 1,100 with WD!

Its so close may as well get the WDH, now what one? Should have kept our old 2500!!!!


For that weight trailer you could probably get by with an E2 with 800 pound bars. It's basically the less expensive version of the Equalizer made by the same company. It's 2 point sway control instead of 4 point but I've had zero problems with it and my similar size, similar weight trailer. $367 at both Amazon and etrailer, though you'll need to add a ball and to do that you need a big arse thin wall socket, I got mine at Napa. Figure $420 all in.


2017 KZ Sportsmen Classic 181BH
2015 GMC 1500 Sierra 4x4 5.3 3.42 long bed
E2 WDH


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afidel wrote:



For that weight trailer you could probably get by with an E2 with 800 pound bars. It's basically the less expensive version of the Equalizer made by the same company. It's 2 point sway control instead of 4 point but I've had zero problems with it and my similar size, similar weight trailer. $367 at both Amazon and etrailer, though you'll need to add a ball and to do that you need a big arse thin wall socket, I got mine at Napa. Figure $420 all in.


Perfect thanks

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