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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 Andersen system isn't bad, it just hasn't had the same amount of testing in the market for that newer design. The Blue Ox system has been around for a while and has shown that it is a durable and reliable system. Based on your trailer tongue weight of 505 lbs which is the dry tongue weight, I recommend the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control - Clamp On - 8,000 lbs GTW, 750 lbs TW # BXW0750. When looking for a weight distribution system, you want to account...
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  • For your 1400 lb tongue weight on your 3 axle Venture boat trailer, I recommend the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 17,000 lbs GTW, 1,700 lbs TW # RP66075. This weight distribution hitch will require a separate 2-1/2 inch shank like the Reese Titan Weight Dist Shank # RP54976 or # RP54977 for a deeper drop. Your truck is rated for up to 13,200 lbs towing according to Ford, so it can handle this towing capacity. If you truck has a 2...
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  • If you have the spring bar tension set up too high you can see ride issues. Typically it's a very harsh ride quality but sway is possible too. 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...
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  • It sounds to me like you are experiencing trailer sway. Although the Timbren springs are an excellent suspension enhancement option, they are not the best option to eliminate trailer sway or stability, but they will help increase the stability of your truck while under load. The Timbren springs are a great addition when experiencing vehicle sag however, for trailer sway and stability, I recommend using a sway control bar such as the Ultra-Fab Friction Sway Control part # UF35-946204....
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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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  • We can start by getting your the coupler you need. I recommend the Trailer Coupler - Adjustable Channel Mount - Thumb Latch - Black - 2-5/16" Ball - 14,000 lbs # CTA-400. This coupler will work well with a weight distribution system. Then I recommend the Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion - 12K GTW, 1.2K TW # RP66560 which is compatible with the surge brake actuator. You will need to bolt the brackets directly to your trailer frame...
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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 your trailer loaded...
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  • Your Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control - Trunnion - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW # FA92-00-1200 is a decent system. It is not the best for sway control, but it should be working for you and your just under 30 foot trailer. The sway control built into your 2017 Ford F-150 is a frustrating system, that I also suggest turning off. It will use your brakes individually to slow you down and try to straighten your vehicle. The issue is actually the sway of the...
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  • The weight distribution system that would work the best is going to be the Reese Strait Line part # RP66084 which has a tongue weight range of 600-1,200 lbs and features only sway control design that works to fight sway before it starts. Based on the weight of a trailer that would fit the towing capacity of a 2017 Ford F-150 this would be the best option. For a 2 inch ball you would want part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball # 19286.
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  • 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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  • Since the trailer you are wanting to tow has a frame height of 7 inches, the best option is going to be a chain hanger system like the excellent Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System # RP66130. As you mentioned in your question, there is not a clamp-on/bolt-on system currently available that is rated for your trailer's weight and will fit a 7 inch frame. The Reese Strait-Line system features a tongue weight capacity of 800 to 1,500 pounds. When picking out a system,...
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  • To determine what the weight range of your Weight Distribution (WD) system needs to be you will need to first find your Total Tongue Weight (TTW). You can find your TTW by adding the Tongue Weight (TW) of your fully loaded and ready-to-go trailer along with any cargo weight that is behind the rear axle of your 2017 Ford F-150 such as a cooler. Keep in mind that the TW of your trailer should be 10-15% of your trailer's weight. Once you know what the TTW is you can then move...
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  • First you will need to make sure that the trailer hitch on your 2017 Ford F-150 is rated for use with weight distribution. There should be a separate capacity listed when using weight distribution. I am certain that it is but it never hurts to make sure. For a trailer with a gross weight of 4,400 pounds that would put the tongue weight at 440 to 660 pounds. You also have to add in the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. Based on these numbers...
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  • We no longer carry the Lippert Straptek System, but it absolutely could work well with the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Round Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW # RP66088 to adjust the tension desired. There is not as much adjusting needed with this system as with a traditional chain system, but it still will work well.
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  • The Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37140ET that you referenced does come with a shank and a 2-5/16" hitch ball so you will not have to purchase anything else for your towing setup. The only other thing that you may want to get is a 1-7/8" thin walled socket like part # EQ70-00-4800 to help make installing the hitch ball easier. You will want to make sure that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your towing setup fall in the middle of the Tongue Weight (TW) range of...
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  • Thank you for the photo of your weight distribution hitch head assembly. We do not have any way for you to add the Reese dual-cam sway control to this hitch setup but we can help you choose the correct system for your trailer, one that will both equalize your axle load AND prevent sway issues. The modern systems we offer include ones with integrated anti-sway, rather than just the add-on friction bar type you had, and these will deliver far superior performance. The key to...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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