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Fastway e2 Weight Distribution System Installation - 2010 Ford F-150

Speaker 1: Today on our 2010 Ford F150 we're gonna be installing and reviewing the Fastway E2 weight distribution system. This comes in a 6,000 pound weight capacity, an 8,000 pound weight capacity, and a 10,000 pound weight capacity. This is gonna be the solution to your swaying trailer and sagging vehicle suspension. If you're frequently towing a trailer or camper, especially when it's a larger load you've got sway issues or you get fatigue from keeping that thing on the road, make it more safe for you to drive down the road, it'll improve your braking, steering, all around it's gonna make it a safer more easy ride.This system evenly distributes the weight between your front and rear axles. It takes some of that load off the rear, uses your trailer weight to lift it and push it onto your front axle. This is gonna make your vehicle ride more level and improve its stopping distance.



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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  • My personal favorite Weight Distribution (WD) systems are the Reese Strait-Line because they are one of the few systems that actually fight sway before it starts instead of correcting it after it has initiated. You want to choose a WD system with a Tongue Weight (TW) range that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your towing setup falls in the middle of. To find the TTW of your towing setup you will need to add the TW of your fully loaded and ready-to-go trailer along with the...
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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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  • When choosing a weight distribution system, the most important factor to consider is the total tongue weight of your towing setup. This number will include both the loaded tongue weight of the trailer (as if loaded and ready for a trip), along with any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your F-150. Ideally, this number will fall somewhere near the middle of the operating range for the system you choose. The most accurate method for determining your trailer's...
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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 are absolutely...
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  • Are both the spring bars of your Dual Cam setup riding up onto the flange of the cam? Reese would recommend that you check the location of the bracket that attaches to the trailer frame. I attached a picture of that. With the truck and trailer perfectly straight check to make sure that the cam is fully seated into the indent of the spring bar end. If not use the adjustment nuts to get them where they need to be.
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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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  • The specs on the hitch are telling you that the hitch is rated to tow up to an 11,000 pound trailer with 1,100 pounds of tongue weight if you're using a weight distribution system. So there's no need to upgrade the hitch. With that being said, you also want to verify the truck itself can handle that heavy of a trailer by checking your owner's manaul. It's often a hitch is rated higher than the vehicle, especially when you take into account so many optional factors that are...
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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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  • 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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  • Would you be able to get back to me and let me know what you are referring to in terms of "Curt product?" I assume weight distribution system but want to make sure. Thanks for the inquiry and any additional info you could provide would be very helpful.
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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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  • In order to choose the best weight distribution system for your 2017 Ford F-150 to tow a travel trailer you will first need to know your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your F-150. The tongue weight is typically between 10% and 15% of your trailer's GVWR but you'll want to verify it by using a scale such as the Sherline # 5780 or by using one of the methods...
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  • The friction style anti-sway bars like # 83660 can often help control sway with a smaller trailer like a pop-up camper but a substantial tandem axle travel trailer like your Jayco 28RLS (GVWR 8750 for the 2017 model year) will do a lot better with integrated sway prevention. Friction bars do not do anything until your trailer has already started to sway. At that point they will apply friction to try to bring the swaying trailer back into line with your tow vehicle. Integrated...
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  • Yes, we do carry a weight distribution system with sway control that would work well on a trailer that has a tongue weight of 640 lbs. For that the Reese Strait-Line System part # RP66083 would be what I recommend. It has a tongue weight range of 400-800 lb and features the best sway control that works to fight sway before it starts. For a hitch ball you'll then want the part # 19286.
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  • The best style of sway control is in the dual cam setup of the Reese Strait-Line part # RP66074 which actively works to prevent sway before it starts. It does this by trying to force the trailer into a straight line instead of a friction style that just tried to curb it once it's started. The tongue weight range for this kit is 600-1,200 lbs too.
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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 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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