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Old 02-21-2015, 01:13 PM   #41
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Hi we have the F150 too We will be picking up our x23b in May. Spoke to a hitch place and he advised we don't need anti sway or load equalizer. Do you agree?

I would disagree on not needing the anti-sway unless you upgrade the wheel/rim combo that comes on the x23 or stay below 55mph. I don't use one with mine, but it's a handful above 55mph. I partially attribute it to the small skinny tires as my last trailer (same size and weight) towed great without a sway hitch. Just my opinion.
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Old 02-21-2015, 07:02 PM   #42
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Must have weight distribution hitch and sway controlled !!
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:50 AM   #43
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Hi we have the F150 too We will be picking up our x23b in May. Spoke to a hitch place and he advised we don't need anti sway or load equalizer. Do you agree?
I would disagree completely. Even thou the X23B is a lightweight, you're still towing a 5000# sail behind you. My personal belief is that a good WDH and anti sway are required no matter how large the tow vehicle is.
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:02 PM   #44
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I would disagree completely. Even thou the X23B is a lightweight, you're still towing a 5000# sail behind you. My personal belief is that a good WDH and anti sway are required no matter how large the tow vehicle is.
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Thanks My husband is stubborn, but I still have time to convince him on the anti sway at the least
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Old 02-23-2015, 04:00 AM   #46
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Hi we have the F150 too We will be picking up our x23b in May. Spoke to a hitch place and he advised we don't need anti sway or load equalizer. Do you agree?
Nope, I've just moved from pulling our x23b from a Touareg to a ram 2500 cummings diesel and I'm still going to be using the WDH and anti-sway. The 2500 manual recommends it on anything over 5,000 and looking at the F150 manual they say 5100. It's close enough to the max weight of the x23b's 4,950# for me.
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Here's the danger you can run. It's not how much rear squat you will get. It's how much weight you are taking off the front wheels. Reduced weight on the front wheels = reduced steering control. Most manufactures have a spec for this. With GM the W/D must be adjusted so that the front wheel well lip is back to stock height. I believe Ford allows an inch of difference, but your owners manual will tell you what that spec is.

What ever the case, I would not tow any travel trailer more than a couple of thousand pounds with any 1/2 ton and not use a W/D hitch.

Regarding sway control, it's like car insurance. You don't need it until you need it. There are some folks who will tell they've never used sway control and "never had a problem". I had an incident some years back where I nearly lost my trailer due to sudden and unexpected sway. The rear wheels on my truck hit something slick and the back end slid sideways causing dramatic sway of the trailer. That was the single scariest 10 seconds I've had towing. I wonder what would have happened without the sway control? Your call on whether to use it or not, but what's $100 when you've already spend many thousands?
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:25 PM   #48
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Here's the danger you can run. It's not how much rear squat you will get. It's how much weight you are taking off the front wheels. Reduced weight on the front wheels = reduced steering control. Most manufactures have a spec for this. With GM the W/D must be adjusted so that the front wheel well lip is back to stock height. I believe Ford allows an inch of difference, but your owners manual will tell you what that spec is.

What ever the case, I would not tow any travel trailer more than a couple of thousand pounds with any 1/2 ton and not use a W/D hitch.

Regarding sway control, it's like car insurance. You don't need it until you need it. There are some folks who will tell they've never used sway control and "never had a problem". I had an incident some years back where I nearly lost my trailer due to sudden and unexpected sway. The rear wheels on my truck hit something slick and the back end slid sideways causing dramatic sway of the trailer. That was the single scariest 10 seconds I've had towing. I wonder what would have happened without the sway control? Your call on whether to use it or not, but what's $100 when you've already spend many thousands?
Well said. You don't need it until you definitely need it!
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Hi we have the F150 too We will be picking up our x23b in May. Spoke to a hitch place and he advised we don't need anti sway or load equalizer. Do you agree?
I agree with the crowd suggesting the WDH and anti-sway would be helpful. Our X23B pushed the Expedition around a bit in a cross-wind even with the WDH, without I think it would have been "exciting". Our Expe weight will be similar to the F150.
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Get a couple of those 18 wheelers blowing past you with their "suck" draft, combined with the right wind direction and you fall in love with WDH and sway control,not even an option to pull long distance without...JMO
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