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Old 05-18-2016, 06:07 PM   #51
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I towed our 2013 28BHBE for three years with our 2012 F150- crew 4x4 XLT with 5.0 & 3.55 diff, payload of 1625# per the door sticker. I'm sure I used every bit of that payload, and we were always careful about how we loaded the trailer- the heaviest cargo went over the trailer wheels to minimize adding tongue weight.

It never felt particularly stable, it always felt like the "trailer was driving the truck". Even with the Equalizer hitch and the higher payload, the truck rear end sagged. I was never happy with it.

We upgraded last year to a 2015 F250 FX4 6.2 crew w/camper pkg and snowplow pkg, and it's a world of difference- much more stable. The truck rear barely drops when the trailer is hooked up and it tows so much better. I would not want to go back to an F150, you will grow weary of it quickly.

If you want to keep your F150 to tow with, look at the Jay Flight SLX line. The 267BHSW and 287BHSW have nearly identical floor plans and are a good bit lighter. The 287BHSW unloaded weight is 6090#, dry hitch weight is 645#

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Old 05-18-2016, 09:10 PM   #52
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It never felt particularly stable, it always felt like the "trailer was driving the truck". Even with the Equalizer hitch and the higher payload, the truck rear end sagged. I was never happy with it.
Said well! Love best the quote "trailer was driving the truck".

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