Hey everyone - thought I would post a brief summary of our first trip with our White Hawk 28DBSH, towed by our F150 EcoBoost. My WDH is a Reese 12K and I have no sway control.
We live in the Canadian prairies, so flat and windy. Our trip was about 100 km (60 mi), so a nice distance for a first tow. On the way home the wind was going at 50kph (30mph), gusting to 70 (45) at our back then coming from the side. Similar on the way out, but the wind was a little less.
First of all, I thought the EcoBoost did great. With the tailwind, the mileage was crazy good (23 mpg) and when the wind was kicking our a$$ from the side, it handled fine. Considering I wasn't even tapping into it's power potential on this trip, I am confident it would perform fine with hills.
I will be looking for sway control. The sway was tolerable, but still a little uncomfortable for me (coming from a 19'). I was driving about 60mph and then lowered to about 55mph when the wind was coming from the side. I am thinking the Reese Dual Cam would be my best option, given that it's compatible with my WDH.
One thing that I will have to get used to is the fact that the drive will now be part of the vacation. I will not be able to fly down the highway with this bigger trailer. I found this part of the drive actually less stressful (not trying to "make time"). Plus, my wife enjoyed the slower speed, as she was able to see more.
No more interstates for this guy! Scenic routes all the way.