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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

  • To determine the best weight distribution (WD) system for your 1999 Jayco Eagle and 2018 Ford F-150 you first need to find your total tongue weight (TTW). Your TTW is found by adding the tongue weight (TW) of your fully loaded trailer with the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your F-150. Once you know your TTW you will then want to choose a WD system with a TW range that your TTW falls about in the middle of. One of the best selling WD systems that we have is the...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • There are a few things you need to consider when switching from a 3/4 ton like your 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 to a 1/2 ton like a 2018 Ford F-150. For starters, the 3/4 ton is going to have a stiffer suspension than the 1/2 ton. This means that although the 3/4 ton did not squat while towing your trailer, that's not to say that the 1/2 won't even though it may still have a higher towing capacity. Also, the 3/4 ton will be more geared towards towing while means it likely has...
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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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  • Installing an anti-sway bar on your 2018 Ford F-150 is not going to do much of anything for trailer sway as trailer sway starts on the trailer, not the truck. In order to hammer down what is causing the trailer to sway I first need to know which Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System you have. You should be using part # EQ37100ET which is rated for 600 lbs - 1,000 lbs. If you are not then that could very well be part of the problem as there won't be enough tension on the spring...
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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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  • The best solution for you to help prevent and eliminate trailer sway while towing at speed is to use a weight distribution system even if the truck does not sag while coupled to the trailer. The reason for this is that most weight distribution systems have integrated sway control built-in. Also, the truck may still be sagging slightly even if it is not noticeable and that could be the reason one truck pulls a trailer better than the other. The two main reasons one truck would...
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  • Yes, airbags should help to level the truck even further which will then bring down the front end to stock height or very close. A weight distribution system like your Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System part # EQ37100ET is not necessarily designed to completely level the vehicle, it is designed to help you gain back around half of what you lost while coupled to the trailer which is why suspension enhancements like airbags are sometimes used in unison with a weight distribution...
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  • A dual hitch adapter won't work for you because even if there was an adapter rated for the amount you needed, an adapter will slice your hitch capacity by 50 percent. Your best option, if you do not want to haul bikes behind your trailer, is the Jack-It 2 Bike Rack for A-Frame Trailers # LC429756. This rack fits around jacks with up to 2-1/4" outer tube diameter and 22-1/2" clearance; it has an 80 lb weight capacity and holds your bikes by the wheels. Apart from this your...
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  • It looks like you need a weight distribution (WD) system. We recommend using a WD system whenever the trailer weighs at least half of the weight of the tow vehicle, in your case a 2018 Ford F-150. When looking for a WD system you want to find one 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, which you...
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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 are having persistent sway that starts at 55 mph the issue is not related to, nor could it be fixed by a weight distribution system. Persistent sway is almost always related to the trailer not having enough tongue weight. If your trailer's tongue weight isn't 10 to 15 percent of the total trailer weight then it will sway. The other possibility is worn out trailer suspension. So first thing you need to try is move as much cargo weight forward in the trailer to see if...
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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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  • 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 Pro Series Friction Sway Control Kit part...
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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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  • 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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  • 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. Once you know your tongue...
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  • If you are interested in the very best weight distribution system on the market then look no further than the Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System. The Strait-Line has a four point sway control system which will reduce and prevent trailer sway better than any other system. It also comes with a lifetime warranty so it will be the last weight distribution system you have to purchase. In order to make sure you get the correct one for your trailer you will need to calculate...
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