Originally Posted by Stargabond
I just purchased a 2016 27 DSRL. I plan to pull it with my 2013 Ford F-150 quad cab that has the 5 liter V8, GVWR of 7100 lbs, towing package, and short bed. I am wondering about the need for an equalizer hitch and/or sway bar? Any advice appreciated.
Not much question that you'll need both weight distribution and sway control. But depending on your rear end gear ratio, that sounds like a lot of trailer for that TV. Pay close attention to the tongue weight of that TT and the max payload for the TV. Looks like that TT will have a tongue weight in the range of 1000 pounds - what's your TV's max payload?
FWIW, I'm towing a 23RLSW with a 2010 F150 Supercab, V8, and (IIRC) 3.73 rear end. It's good, but I wouldn't want anything heavier even though the truck supposedly will handle something like 9500 pounds. Why? Payload. Remember that your truck's payload *includes* passengers and cargo, in addition to the tongue weight of the TT.
My TV does a lot of "nose up" before I hook up my WDH. Definitely needed. And I don't have control problems even on interstates, although I definitely notice some "suction" as big rigs pass us. Not bad, but it's there. Wouldn't want to do it without sway control.
Longer answer than you wanted. Sorry!