Weight Distribution for 2009 Ford F-150 and 3500 Pound Jayco Trailer

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Recently acquired a 2017 Jayco 16xrb camper and wondering if the EQ37060ET will improve the ride and provide some sway control. The TV is a 2009 F150 4.6L 3V-V8 SuperCab 4x4 with 3.73 rear end. Weight distribution may not be an issue as the camper raises the F150 front less than an inch and lowers the rear less than 2 inches. Of course this is with everything empty except the F150 gas tank. The camper is specd at 3500 lbs GVWR. On the way home we noticed several times that going over a slight dip made it feel like we had no shocks. Can you lend any advice?

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Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 6,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW Item # EQ37060ET is rated for 200 to 600 pounds of total tongue weight. Total tongue weight 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 your total tongue weight is between 200 and 600 pounds then this system will work for you.

This system has built-in sway control so it will also provide that along with weight distribution. The only thing you may need that is not included is a thin-walled socket such as # EQ70-00-4800 in order to mount the ball to the head.

On 1/2 ton trucks like your 2009 Ford F-150 the rear suspension is a bit softer than its 3/4 and 1-ton brothers so that is why you are getting some sag and bottoming out when towing. Weight distribution will help but it is still possible to get some sag. If that happens the other thing you can add are rear helper springs such as an air bag kit # F2525 or Timbren springs # TFR1504D. I have linked videos for each of these systems for you.

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