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Old 06-15-2014, 08:45 PM   #1
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New TV

Upgraded from a 2008 F-150 FX4 Supercrew to a 2014 F-250 Super Duty for towing our Whitehawk 33bhbs. Looking forward to seeing if there's a huge difference in how it pulls. Feeling a lot better about this TV since we were right on the edge of our tow limits before. Now we don't really have to worry nearly as much about having to pack light all the time. Obviously I'm going to need to have the Equal-I-Zer adjusted now. Anyone know if I can hook up the trailer, to take it to the dealer for adjustment, using the old set up on the Equal-I-Zer or will this cause a problem. I'm looking at about a 70 mile trip.
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:23 PM   #2
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I don't know about using the old equalizer setup but congrats on the new TV. What motor did U go with? Either way I bet it makes a big difference towing.
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:43 PM   #3
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You shouldn't need to take it to a dealer for adjustment. If you're at all mechanically inclined, then it should be something that you could do on your own. You Tube is a great resource.
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:10 AM   #4
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Ditto to adjusting the equalizer yourself, I was going to suggest googling it, you tube will work too, it's rather simple to adjust
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:16 PM   #5
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Thanks. I got the 6.2L V8 gas engine.
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:22 PM   #6
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You will see a big difference in the towing experience with the 250, IMO. (Much better!)
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:16 PM   #7
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Congrats. Now you will control the trailer instead of it controlling you. You will find you will be more relaxed while towing.
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:57 AM   #8
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Measure the receiver height on the 150 and go to the dealer and measure the receiver of a similar 250 - that'll let you know if you are raising or lowering the height of the ball. I think you will want the ball at about the same height. If the height is adjustable that may be all you will need (it took a really BIG socket - thanks Harbor Freight).
Then I'd hook up the TT to the new TV and compare how it looked with the old TV (get a pic before the F-150 departs). If looks pretty much the same (level) you're probably good to go.
If there's a CAT scale (or other) closer than the 70 mi to the dealer I'd go there first.
If it looks level and weights are good, I'd head for the CG!

When we switched TV's from an 03 Expedition to the F-350 I found the receiver was LOWER on the 350 and I had to raise the knuckle (or whatever it's called) on the shank to level things out.
Congrats on the new TV! Since our upgrade to the 5th I've really come to appreciate ours.
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And just because the dealer does it, don't mean its done right. Have you looked at some of those guys in the service department ? Not to say the professional guy doesn't exist but your still taking your chances..
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And just because the dealer does it, don't mean its done right. Have you looked at some of those guys in the service department ? Not to say the professional guy doesn't exist but your still taking your chances..
+1. Mine didn't come home correct at time of purchase, I had to fix it when I got home. Luckily it wasn't THAT bad, and I was able to drive it just fine.

Remember to tighten the bolts after your first tow after the re-configuration. I was surprised to find a couple loose ones after I did mine.
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