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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

  • When picking out a Weight Distribution (WD) system you will need to know what your Total Tongue Weight (TTW) is. Your TTW is the Tongue Weight (TW) of your loaded and ready-to-go trailer, plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle in your 2017 Ford Raptor. The Eqaul-i-zer for 10k # EQ37100ET actually has a tongue weight range of 600 lbs - 1,000 lbs so it would most likely be the better of the 2 to choose from. However, what I recommend doing is holding off on getting...
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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. Your trailers tongue...
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  • If you are just using one friction control bar, it is not sufficient enough for an 8,000 lbs. 35 ft. trailer. You will need two friction control bars if your spring bars have the hook at the end. If you do, you can add the dual-cam sway control # RP26002 and it will work much better. However, if you do not have two notches, towing a trailer that is close to the maximum towing limit of your truck can cause significant sway on the highway even with a weight distribution system....
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  • Since it is likely that your trailer's tongue weight will likely end up around 950 pounds when it is fully loaded and ready to tow, and with an additional 100 pounds behind the rear axle in the bed of your truck, I recommend going with the larger 12,000 pound towing, 1,200 pound tongue weight rated Equal-I-zer Weight distribution system # EQ37120ET. With the total tongue weight coming in right at, or even possibly above, the capacity of the 1,000 pound system, the higher rated...
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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 you have a 720 lb...
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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 trailer was...
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  • For your 2016 Ford F-150, I recommend the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW # RP66074. This system has a total tongue weight range of 600-1200 lbs. The total tongue weight is the loaded tongue weight of your trailer along with any cargo behind the rear axle of your truck. The Reese Straight-Line uses hot rolled spring trunnion bars along with cams to keep your trailer straight. This is the only system that...
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  • If the 360 pounds of tongue weight is with the trailer loaded and ready to tow then I suggest the Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66558. It's rated from 400 to 600 pounds tongue weight and you'll fall right in the middle. The Steadi-Flex uses automotive style friction pads for sway control and doesn't use chains. You'll need a hitch ball with a 1 inch shank. Use # 63845 for a 2 inch ball or # 63847 for a 2-5/16 inch ball. If your trailer will be heavier when you're towing it and...
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  • Thank you for the details about your towing set-up; your typing is also darn good for having been done on a smartphone. The Reese Strait-Line dual cam trunnion weight distribution system # RP66084 works with tongue weight (TW) ranging from 600- to 1200-lbs. This makes it ideally suited to your anticipated loaded tongue weight of about 1000-lbs. Note that you also need to factor in the weight of anything in the truck bed that sits behind the rear axle, say a loaded cooler or...
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  • If you are using a basic weight distribution system that does not have integrated anti-sway, then you can add on a friction type unit such as Pro Series # 83660 or one of the other similar items shown on the linked page. Installation on a 2-inch ball mount will require use of sway bracket # RP26003 which is held in place by your hitch ball. Do note that friction type anti-sway units like these must be disengaged before you back up the trailer or they will be damaged.
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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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  • Yes, the shank of the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System # FA94-00-1061 can be used either direction for rise or drop. The replacement shank is part # FA92-02-4100.
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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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  • The trailer hitch does not determine the towing capacity for the vehicle. A trailer hitch will have towing capacities for the hitch and will change when a weight distribution system is used but that does not change the towing capacity for the truck itself. I did some research and found that you are able to tow your trailer that weighs 6800 lbs if you have a 3.5L turbocharged engine or if your truck has a bigger engine than the 3.5L. We do offer several trailer hitches...
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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. So ideally if your trailer's...
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  • A properly rated and set up weight distribution system will not also require an air bag system. So all we need for your truck is the correct WD system! So to pick out the best system we have to go by the loaded tongue weight figure which includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle. Typically tongue weight is 10-15 percent of the total trailer weight though, not 5 percent. So if your trailer weighs 7,643 lbs you would be looking at 764 to 1,146 lbs of tongue weight....
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  • First, since your V-nose trailer frame is aluminum I advise you to speak with the trailer manufacturer to make sure you can use weight distribution. If it can then we will have an option that will work with the trailer. Because you have such little available space and a high tongue weight it does limit what will fit. Basically the only one that will work is Reese SC weight distribution system # RP66155. Its brackets can be mounted as little as 24 inches back measured from...
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  • The correct 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. Considering the towing...
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  • The best way to determine which weight distribution system to get is to know the total tongue weight. This would be the tongue weight of your ready-to-tow fully-loaded trailer added to the weight of any cargo placed behind the rear axle of your truck. If you are towing a trailer weighing 5,500-lbs the tongue weight should be somewhere between 550 and 825 lbs. Add 200 lbs of cargo and you are around 1025-lbs of tongue weight. I would recommend the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution...
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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 gross weight of each trailer is 7,000 pounds that would put the tongue weight range at 700 to 1,050 pounds. Based on that I recommend going with the 1,000 pound system # C17052 over an 800...
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