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Old 07-07-2016, 05:12 PM   #29
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I have a 3.5L Ecoboost, but from everything I've read your 2.7L Ecoboost should handle your trailer just fine. Enjoy!
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Old 07-08-2016, 05:22 AM   #30
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nick1 - sounds like you got the right game plan going on. Go to the etrailer site that I posted before to help you understand WDHs AND the WDHs that help contain SWAY. Ask your dealer what sort of hitch they are putting on and then read up on it before you install it on your tow vehicle and TT. Total weight and tongue weight are not your only concerns. You ought to understand how and why the setup was done, how to make adjustments if need, what the hookup process is and how the WDH works.

I would caution you to remember, this dealer sent you on your way WITHOUT (IMO) what you needed to safely pull your TT. The dealer may be great and made an honest mistake but you need to understand as much as possible before your install. Again, strongly suggest going to the etrailer.com website. It will help.
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Old 07-08-2016, 06:49 AM   #31
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nick1 - sounds like you got the right game plan going on. Go to the etrailer site that I posted before to help you understand WDHs AND the WDHs that help contain SWAY. Ask your dealer what sort of hitch they are putting on and then read up on it before you install it on your tow vehicle and TT. Total weight and tongue weight are not your only concerns. You ought to understand how and why the setup was done, how to make adjustments if need, what the hookup process is and how the WDH works.

I would caution you to remember, this dealer sent you on your way WITHOUT (IMO) what you needed to safely pull your TT. The dealer may be great and made an honest mistake but you need to understand as much as possible before your install. Again, strongly suggest going to the etrailer.com website. It will help.
Thanks for the tip...I'm going to be all over this install. They are making it right.
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nick1 - the WDH helps with what I call HOBBY HORSING - movement up and down from front to back on your rig. Sway is a "wagging" motion that can get really nuts. Got to pay attention to both. JMO.
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I would caution you to remember, this dealer sent you on your way WITHOUT (IMO) what you needed to safely pull your TT. The dealer may be great and made an honest mistake but you need to understand as much as possible before your install. Again, strongly suggest going to the etrailer.com website. It will help.
I honestly wouldn't go back to this dealer. They sent you away with an unsafe set-up. In the end, no harm done - but, the results could have been worse.

When we left the dealer almost two months ago, they explained everything to us thoroughly. They then took me on a test-drive, further explaining the WDH and the trailer brake.

Alas, when we left Walmart later that day with significantly more weight, I experienced some problematic sway and bouncing. The trailer was sitting too high on the font as you can see in this picture. Given how they explained the WDH to me, I was able to make a few adjustments to better level out the TT. No more sway or bouncing. It's now a pleasure to drive.
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nick1 - the WDH helps with what I call HOBBY HORSING - movement up and down from front to back on your rig. Sway is a "wagging" motion that can get really nuts. Got to pay attention to both. JMO.
Having it a little off, I experienced a lot of "HOBBY HORSING", probably because I carry over 200lbs of bikes on the back. It's a really uncomfortable feeling. My wife and daughter were getting motion sickness from the bouncing.
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MBirch - good looking setup. Your anecdote is exactly what I was getting at - had to do the same thing with our WDH. We were traveling on I-10 through New Mexico and saw a jacked knife TT and a mid-sized SUV. Took a careful look as we went by - no WDH and anti-sway. It was on bridge over a fairly steep gorge. No doubt in my mind that a sudden cross wind caught them as they broke through the hills and over the bridge. Only good news is the TT was on it's side but the SUV was still upright. I don't believe anyone was hurt but it could have been fatal.
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RVGuy1966, that Nissan Armada sounds small for a 27' trailer, can't imagine you have enough payload for that TT!

The armada has a tow cap of 9100 lbs and the TT dry is 5873 which doesn't reach the total cap of 15,100 lbs even adding water, passengers and luggage plus fuel so we're good. Been using it for about 3 years already.
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Okay, as I type this we are in Elk City, OK spending the night in an RV park. We are on a roundabout way home in Florida from Colorado and so far have covered over 3,000 miles under many different conditions, including today's strong, gusty crosswinds in TX and OK. We are pulling a new Bullet 269RLS (31' total length) with a 2013 F150 Platinum Screw 4x4 with the 3.5 Liter Ecoboost and Max towing package. Our WDH is the Blu Ox Sway Pro and it has worked marvelously under all conditions. I highly recommend it. In fact, I am very happy with our entire rig.
I'm partial to the Blue Ox Sway Pro also.
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update:: Went back to the dealer and they did put on the EQ WDH with sway control. Next day we took TT on our maiden voyage to a small campground a couple hours away. MAJOR improvement. The hitch did it's job perfectly and gave me the confidence to tow safely. Very happy with results. Looking forward to many more trips. By the way, the 2.7 liter F150 pulled just fine. No issues whatsoever. Transmission never got above 200 and it was 99 outside and the terrain was slightly hilly. I'll keep an eye on the temps.
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The armada has a tow cap of 9100 lbs and the TT dry is 5873 which doesn't reach the total cap of 15,100 lbs even adding water, passengers and luggage plus fuel so we're good. Been using it for about 3 years already.
Must be confusing the Armada with the Pathfinder. The Armada is a bit dated, but still capable.
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update:: Went back to the dealer and they did put on the EQ WDH with sway control. Next day we took TT on our maiden voyage to a small campground a couple hours away. MAJOR improvement. The hitch did it's job perfectly and gave me the confidence to tow safely. Very happy with results. Looking forward to many more trips. By the way, the 2.7 liter F150 pulled just fine. No issues whatsoever. Transmission never got above 200 and it was 99 outside and the terrain was slightly hilly. I'll keep an eye on the temps.
That's GOOD news!

I have the 2016 F150 (2wd) with that fancy 2.7
I also have a bit heavier TT. (#4900 dry)
That motor has absolutely no complaint pulling the load. I still can't get over the torque that thing produces and at less than 2000rpms. It's like a diesel power curve from a gas engine. Simply amazing.

But yea, I wouldn't even consider trying to get around having a good quality WDH-Antisway solution with these lighter trucks. And our new aluminum F150's come with fairly under-damped shocks if you ask me. (Especially the first couple of inches of travel)

Glad to hear you addressed your tow situation the right way. Towing with confidence ADDS to the shear pleasure of RV-ing.
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I agree, you are just not hitched properly

You can get a used hitch from $100 up to $150, You will be fine.

you'll want a Sway bar too
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I bought an E2 and it was a big improvement with semis passing.
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