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Old 08-03-2020, 09:31 PM   #71
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If, and of course it's a BIG if, the op has the hitch set up correctly, I would place the blame on soft suspension and P rated tires. There is just too much wiggle room with that. I think that the suggestion of a trackbar and upgrading the tires to LT would help a great deal. I'm towing at 30 foot, 7600# gross TT with a 2019 Ram 1500 with the 5.7 hemi, 3.92 gears and LT tires plus an Equalizer 4 way hitch with 10,000 pound bars. No sway. Of course at my age, getting those bars in place is sometimes a struggle even with the cheater bar.
You do know to use the tongue jack to raise the trailer AND truck (hitch coupled properly) and this will allow the bars to be easily slid over the L brackets possibly with a little help from the S tool that Equal-i-zer provides.

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Old 08-03-2020, 10:46 PM   #72
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I have LT tires and I max the PSI when towing. I have ST westlake tires on TT and Michelin LT on truck. i am putting equalizer 4 on tomorrow and hopefully my trailer will tow better, My tongue weight is around 900lbs and my trailer loaded is 6500-7000. I really think I will still need a heavier truck but I get a lot of push and pull like the trailer is playing tug awar with truck. I will keep trying and eventually I will find the answer.
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Old 08-04-2020, 08:53 AM   #73
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If your trailer is only 7000 when loaded, and your truck can tow that or more, I really don't think you need a bigger truck. The Equal-I-Zer with 4 point sway control should keep it in line for you, as long as it is set-up correctly.

Have you confirmed your trucks towing capacity? It maybe lower than what you think, after people, any cargo in the bed (fire wood? that stuff is heavy, I didn't realize it but when I carry wood on my motorhome for 1 3-day weekend, i carry as much as 1500lbs in wood alone! never would have guessed it was that much), pets, etc. The VIN is the way to verify, I am sure Ford has the same version as Ram does. My friend is looking at Rams and we input the Vin in the tool on their site, and a Dodge Ram 3500 dually,we have found, can have tow capacities ranging from a mere 15K all the way up to 31K, it has the power to handle anything truly, but the higher weight rating comes in to a factor of handling, braking, sway, and how much the truck will "squat". Just because you have the power, doesn't mean that all other things are up to the task.

I would highly recommend you get a tow rating by your VIN, you might be surprised to learn your trailer is too heavy. This is something I didn't think before when posting.
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Old 08-04-2020, 09:23 AM   #74
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You do know to use the tongue jack to raise the trailer AND truck (hitch coupled properly) and this will allow the bars to be easily slid over the L brackets possibly with a little help from the S tool that Equal-i-zer provides.

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Hi Charles; Yes I do raise the tongue and back end of truck. Its just that my anti sway bars are cinched down pretty tight and with my diminished strength at my age, it's a little more difficult than when I was in my 20's.
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Hi Charles; Yes I do raise the tongue and back end of truck. Its just that my anti sway bars are cinched down pretty tight and with my diminished strength at my age, it's a little more difficult than when I was in my 20's.
I bought the anderson anti sway hitch, no bars to wrestle with, just 2 chains tightend with nuts on the end. Its on back order and I wont get it until September but am excited at the thought of not wrestling 3 different bars on to my hitch and trailer. You dont have to unhook anything to back up or take tight turns either. Sounds like a dream to me lol
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Greetings
Kind of late to the party here and new to the forums but I thought Iíd give you perhaps an additional data point.
I tow a 29í 7000# GVWR TT with my 2018 F-150 5.0L 4x4 6 1/2í bed. I am using an Equalizer E4 WD hitch. The hitch set up was completed by my selling dealer. It took them about 1 hour to get it where they wanted it. I have not yet gone to commercial scales or performed any measurements to confirm that itís as good as it can be but it looks right. Trailer and truck are pretty close to level. Visually itís closer to level than most other 1/2 ton trucks I see pulling similar sized TTís
My truck is running the factory supplied Michelin Primacy XC 275/65R18 116T tires. Suspension is totally stock. It has 9100# tow capacity with a 2068# cargo capacity. Factory ďstandardĒ trailer tow package (not the HD version). I bought and installed the Ford brake controller. I know there is a lot of different ways to build an F-150 but mine is pretty typical
So far I have a little over 1100 miles on the set up and each trip we add a little more weight to the rig. So far my water tanks have been empty while towing. Iíve been on interstates up to 70MPH (usually set the cruise for 65), back roads, and through what East coasters consider mountains. My rig is really stable. Stable enough that I can drive with one hand on the wheel and not feel like Iím playing with fire.

My guess it the the Equalizer E4 is set up properly and is working as advertised. I havenít read through the entire thread but if it hasnít been mentioned Equalizer has quite a few older videos on YouTube. Older videos but the hitch hasnít changed so the information should still be valid.
In your last comment you said you would find the answer. I too believe you will.
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I found out I did not have the equalizer 4 hitch I had the Fastway2. I installed the equalizer 4pt and took the trailer into a 25mph wind gusting to 30 and trailer was very solid. Never get too old to learn and boy did I learn at lot from all of you. I thank each of you for your advice and the time you spent trying to help this old dummy. Never knew the dealer put on a 2pt sway versus the 4pt. Happy trails to all of you and may the Lord bless each step you take.
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I found out I did not have the equalizer 4 hitch I had the Fastway2. I installed the equalizer 4pt and took the trailer into a 25mph wind gusting to 30 and trailer was very solid. Never get too old to learn and boy did I learn at lot from all of you. I thank each of you for your advice and the time you spent trying to help this old dummy. Never knew the dealer put on a 2pt sway versus the 4pt. Happy trails to all of you and may the Lord bless each step you take.
I've been towing 5ers for years now. Still have the Equalizer 4 point in the garage. Best trailer hitch I ever had from 1976 until I switched to 5ers. I started 5er pulling with Reese, then found B&W what a difference there as well. The best may cost a little more but worth it.
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I found out I did not have the equalizer 4 hitch I had the Fastway2. I installed the equalizer 4pt and took the trailer into a 25mph wind gusting to 30 and trailer was very solid. Never get too old to learn and boy did I learn at lot from all of you. I thank each of you for your advice and the time you spent trying to help this old dummy. Never knew the dealer put on a 2pt sway versus the 4pt. Happy trails to all of you and may the Lord bless each step you take.
So glad you got this figured out! It makes sense you didn't have the 4pt, as you have discovered, the 4pt is AMAZING! Now that it is figured you, enjoy and have fun!!!!!!!!
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Lol - is your old F-150 still available? Just kidding.
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