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Old 03-08-2016, 11:00 AM   #1
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Towing a 35' tt with a 3/4 Ton?

Anyone towing the 29QBS with an F250 (or other 3/4 ton)?

... for those with any 3/4 ton trucks, what are your experiences towing this 'long' 35' trailer? (our last tt was a little more than 30')


Dealer options are the Huskey (don't want), or, Equalizer (1400#). They did say that they could order a Reese Straight line 1500#. Mostly, we are looking for 'easy' and leaning toward the Equalizer.

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Old 03-08-2016, 11:13 AM   #2
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I do with no problems. Depending on your tongue weight you may want to add air bags or something (Timbrens?) to your new Ford to help compensate for rear end sag though.
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Old 03-08-2016, 11:17 AM   #3
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We pulled our 37' Open Range with our 3/4 ton and had zero problems. Squatted about 2" is all. Now were pulling our 41' 5er with it after we added the airbags!
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Old 03-08-2016, 11:39 AM   #4
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Weight....

We anticipate that our tt loaded to travel with be no more than 8,100 lbs (or less).

Anticipated tongue weight with lawn chairs, etc in the pass through, as well as clothes, mattress topper, stuff, etc to be between 1,100lbs - 1,200 lbs max.

We will have maybe 300 lbs in truck bed and passengers.


We will be making a 2000+ mile 'maiden voyage' with the trailer right after picking it up from the dealer. Mostly interstates (wind, 18 wheeler's passing etc).
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Forgive my/our ignorance, but how will triple sway control help?

TT will have that new "Sway Command Electric Sway control"
Truck will have the sway control
WDH will have the sway control

Also, in the past with the half ton and 30' tt, we would travel 65-70mph on the highways/interstates (except in high wind areas). We will probably keep the max speed to 65-ish with the longer tt (?)

What's your experiences/knowlege regarding those scenarios?
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Forgot to mention....

We ordered the 'camper package'. It was suggested to us that with the tv being a 4x2, it could help the front suspension lowered while hooked up.

This may help to reduce the chances of rear droop?
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I have pulled ours without the friction bar on the WDH and using only the TV sway control, a properly adjusted WDH, and a steady hand without issue. That being said, I still usually put it on just because it makes me feel better. Also, I drive a semi truck for a living so I may be just more used to dealing with a bit of sway. The worst was when we picked it up from the dealer and they did an awful job of setting up the hitch and sent us on our way. It was way out and the TV was nose high and bounced and swayed all over the place. Now, after reading up on this site, and scaling the combo, it's very stable. The 6.2 Ford gasser has plenty of power too! I pulled it over mountain passes with zero problems multiple times. It does like to drink the fuel though.
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I have a 32BHDS (35.5 or 36.5 feet - can't remember which). Just switched from 2005 Chevy 2500HD to a 2015 Ford F250 6.7L. Length didn't change, but I am adjusting the hitch for the Ford. I have the Equal-I-Zer 14k hitch you mentioned. I like the ease of hooking it up, but hate how heavy the hitch is. I have a mount on the front of the trailer now so I don't have to move it around so much.

I had no sway on the Chevy, and I am in the process of adjusting for the Ford as I have a little sway right now. I haven't dealt with either of the other two hitches.

I don't have the same trailer you are looking at, but I would tell you to watch the rear swing on any trailer that long. The other thing is keep an eye on the tires. If they look like they are wearing abnormally (ie - one tire is wearing before the others), you may have to adjust the loading inside the trailer.
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I have pulled ours without the friction bar on the WDH and using only the TV sway control, a properly adjusted WDH, and a steady hand without issue. That being said, I still usually put it on just because it makes me feel better. Also, I drive a semi truck for a living so I may be just more used to dealing with a bit of sway. The worst was when we picked it up from the dealer and they did an awful job of setting up the hitch and sent us on our way. It was way out and the TV was nose high and bounced and swayed all over the place. Now, after reading up on this site, and scaling the combo, it's very stable. The 6.2 Ford gasser has plenty of power too! I pulled it over mountain passes with zero problems multiple times. It does like to drink the fuel though.
Your signature mentioned "airbags".... We are hoping not to add airbags, so does anyone know if the "camper package" I mentioned in Post #6 above actually help to keep the front end low?

Anyone know about this?

Again, thanks
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Your signature mentioned "airbags".... We are hoping not to add airbags, so does anyone know if the "camper package" I mentioned in Post #6 above actually help to keep the front end low?

Anyone know about this?

Again, thanks
Most of the time the camper package is upgraded tow hitch,5th wheel prep and some offer different gear ratios in the rear and possibly a helper spring on rear leaf springs..You really will not know until you hook up the truck and trailer,and if your hitch is adjusted properly you should be fine,my truck sagged about a 1.5'',but at 37 foot long the trailer makes the truck and trailer what some call porpoise,the air bags helped get rid of that and make the ride smoother
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