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Old 12-04-2010, 12:00 PM   #1
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Hi All, I am the new owner of a new FB-22. I will be pulling it with a 2010 F-150 4x4, 11000lbs towing capacity. I will be using a Reese WD hitch. I have recently purchased a Honda 3000 generator that I will carry in the truck bed.
I am planning a trip to Alaska next summer. The only other trailers that I have towed were 10Ft U-Hauls.
I have been on several long RV trips using a Class B van. A TT experience will be new to me. Any advice or experiences will be appreciated.
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Old 12-04-2010, 12:23 PM   #2
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Backing up that new longer trailer will be easier then the short u haul. Short trailers react much more quickly when backing up and will get off course in short order. Pulling ahead is the same, just allow more room when passing/lane changing and turning. You say you have a WD hitch, I assume you also have sway control with that? A trip to Alaska, wow, would love to do that someday! I would try a few trips closer to home first though to get the hang of things and give everything a good checkout. Congrats on the new rig.
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Sounds nice , you wont have any problems towing the larger trailer , just take your time and you'll get the hang of it . The f150 will make light work of it , just get a good set of mirrors
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:09 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. My RV dealer suggested I try just the WD hitch for now. He feels that the 2010 F150 and the weight of the trailer will not cause sway. We will see.
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:44 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. My RV dealer suggested I try just the WD hitch for now. He feels that the 2010 F150 and the weight of the trailer will not cause sway. We will see.
Honestly, we would've NEVER let you leave our lot without the Sway Control. New F150 or not. You have a wind sail behind you and you are a target for truckers all over the U.S. They see ya and want to blow by you to see if they can make the trailer walk. Short trips I can see as fine, but not long trips. I believe in peace of mind when traveling.

Had a customer who refused to buy the WD & SC last month. Trailer was very light (used Bantam Trail-Lite). First trip out a truck blew by him, trailer started to walk, spun his vehicle, trailer broke loose and rolled through the median about 14 times. All that was left was the dolly wheel and a frame. We are very thankful the trailer broke away and didn't roll the truck.

BTW, it was the first customer we ever had roll in 37 years. He only got away from here becuase the salesman was new and let him roll without anyone from Management approving it.

NEVER again! Your safety is our main concern.
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:26 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. My RV dealer suggested I try just the WD hitch for now. He feels that the 2010 F150 and the weight of the trailer will not cause sway. We will see.
I gotta agree with CCI on this one. Why not consider a WD hitch that has integrated sway control built right into the system, such as the Reese Dual Cam or the Equalizer. These systems come highly recommended on RV forums and you do not have to buy a separate sway bar. And IMO they are much better then a sway bar. Your dealer is doing you and your family no favors by sending you down the road without sway control. This is not a place to pinch pennies, IMO.
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:17 PM   #7
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Couldnt agree more on the sway control. So easy to add and relatively inexpensive for the peace of mind and towability it gives.
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I have the same setup as you, 2009 Ford F150 4x4, 2009 JayFlight 22FB. You will not need the sway control as it is built into the F150. http://www.fordf150.net/2010/2010-fo...duct-sheet.pdf
But do get a good sway bar system, I use Husky.
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Old 12-11-2010, 06:08 AM   #9
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Here's some more info on the F150 sway control. http://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/features/#page=Feature3
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Here's some more info on the F150 sway control. http://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/features/#page=Feature3
Sorry, but I'm still not convinced. Electronics fail, but when I put on my Equalizer Hitch I have peace in knowing I have 4 point sway with no computer chip to fail.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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