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Pro Series Weight Distribution System Installation - 2004 Ford F-150

Today on this 2004 Ford F150 Super Cab, we're going to install Part number PS49902. This is a Pro Series weight distribution system with friction sway control. To start off, we need our truck and trailer in a straight line, but separated. We'll go ahead and take a few measurements. First off, we want to make sure our trailer is level. Once you know you have your trailer level, we'll go ahead and measure from the ground to the top of the coupler. This is about 24 inches.





Ford F-150 Weight Distribution Questions

  • The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. If your trailer was...
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  • To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. With a gross trailer weight of 7,800 pounds the tongue weight should be 780 to 1,170 pounds (10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight). The Reese SC system # RP66155 is rated for 600 to 1,200...
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  • You would want to use a weight distribution system but I would recommend disconnecting the spring bars while you are backing the trailer down the ramp. You would be fine without the system connected for just this short distance. Especially since the boat is going to come off the trailer at the bottom of the ramp and it's not really a great idea to back up a trailer with a WD system connected. Since you have a pole tongue style of trailer you would need to use the adapter part...
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  • If your fully-loaded trailer's tongue weight (TW) is consistently in the 900-lb range then the weight distribution/sway prevention system I suggest to give you the best possible performance is the Reese Strait-Line # RP66084. This Strait-Line uses trunnion style bars that provide better ground clearance at the hitch than round bar systems. The Strait-Line also includes a sway prevention feature that stops sway before it can start. Other systems do not prevent sway but only try...
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  • If your trailer when fully loaded weighs more than 50 percent of your towing vehicle then it is always a good idea to use weight distribution. Many of the systems have sway control that helps when travelling on the highway and facing wind and large passing trucks. I have attached a link to a helpful article that explains weight distribution and sway control you can check out. The most important thing to know when selecting weight distribution is your tongue weight. You would...
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  • You want to tow your trailer with the towing system as level as possible. You can count on up to about 1-1/2 inches of squat when you hook the trailer up so you can adjust your ball height so that it is about an inch or so to compensate for the squat when the trailer is connected.
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  • To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. For a 6,000 pound gross weight trailer the tongue weight would be around 600 to 900 pounds (10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight). The Curt TruTrack Weight Distribution System # C17500 is...
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  • Weight distribution should be used any time the gross trailer weight is at least 50 percent of the gross vehicle weight. Since the trailer weighs 3,800 pounds it is likely more than half of the truck's weight so weight distribution would be a good idea. To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight...
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  • The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. You mentioned that the...
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  • Based on the empty tongue weight of 660 pounds the maximum tongue weight is estimated at 930 pounds on your Jayco trailer. The Reese Strait-Line system # RP66084 is rated for 600 to 1,200 pounds tongue weight so it is a good fit for your trailer. You mentioned carrying wood in the truck bed so if any of that weight is behind the rear axle then it gets calculated into the tongue weight of the trailer. If that pushes the tongue weight over 1,200 pounds then you would need to...
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  • Your truck most likely has plenty of capacity for the TT you mention, but I'd recommend determining its towing capacity. On the drivers side door jamb, you find the ratings sticker. Find the GCWR, which stands for gross combined weight rating. This is the maximum amount that the vehicle and the trailer can weigh. From the GCWR, subtract the curb weight of the vehicle and the weight of passengers and gear typically carried in the truck. Your remaining amount is the maximum trailer...
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  • You're on the right track with the Reese Strait-Line. We consider it the champ of weight distribution (WD) and sway prevention systems. The key to selecting the correct Strait-Line system for your new 36-foot trailer is knowing your actual fully-loaded road-ready tongue weight (TW). Fill your water and propane tanks, load your gear and supplies and have the trailer loaded just the way you intend to when you head out. Then measure the TW with a scale like # 5780 or by one of...
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  • The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. The Blue Ox SwayPro...
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  • Tongue weight is the important factor when choosing a weight distribution system. Based on my research, the 2015 Rockwood Windjammer 3025W has a gross weight of 9,050 pounds and a tongue weight of 971 pounds. I recommend double checking to make sure this is correct for your trailer's tongue weight. I have attached a help article on finding tongue weight for you. For your trailer, I recommend the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System with Sway Control # RP66084. Reese's...
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  • To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. If the trailer weighs 7,700 pounds then the tongue weight should be 770 to 1,155 pounds which is 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight but it could be higher. Based on the design of the...
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  • The friction sway control bar that comes with Pro Series weight distribution system # PS49903 will not work on a trailer that has surge brakes. The braking system will not work properly. For a system that doesn't cost much more and that is rated for use with surge brakes and that still offers built-in sway control I recommend Fastway system # FA94-00-1061. I have included some helpful links on weight distribution and determining tongue weight for you.
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  • Depends on the trailer honestly. The bolt on WD system brackets like what come with # BXW1004 are great for use on trailer frames that have accessories above the frame that would make installing the brackets difficult. The clamp on brackets have the advantage of not requiring drilling into the trailer frame. So if you don't have clearance issues on your trailer # BXW1003 would be the better route. For a 2 inch ball you would want part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball # 19286.
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  • It sounds like you have a Reese SC system such as # RP66151. The friction pads are similar to metallic disc brake pads and could shows signs of corrosion. It would get rubbed off during the first trip towing the trailer so no worries. You will not want to grease the spring bars or the friction pads. The friction is how the sway control feature works. If you used grease there would be no friction and thus no sway control! When hooking up you will couple the truck and trailer...
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  • Based on the maximum weight of the trailer, I assume you mainly need weight distribution when the trailer is loaded enough to cause sagging. When choosing a weight distribution system, the key figure is your total tongue weight. The total tongue weight is the loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of the trailer plus the weight of any cargo loaded in the tow vehicle behind the rear axle. Weight distribution systems have effective tongue weight ranges, so I recommend looking...
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  • The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. If your loaded tongue...
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