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mkirsch

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Posted: 04/16/21 09:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IDEALLY you want to restore the front axle to its unloaded weight, and currently you are still a few hundred pounds short. Current recommendation from most OEMs is to restore at least half the weight, which you are pretty close to. What you do NOT want to do is go heavier than unloaded weight.

HOWEVER if you are happy with the way the truck handles now, and you are within the weight ratings of your receiver and hitch hardware (which you should be, as it is a 3/4 ton truck), then it is fine as it is.

Did you adjust the weight distributing hitch with the new trailer on the F150 before giving up on it? Every truck/trailer combination is different.


Putting 10-ply tires on half ton trucks since aught-four.

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Posted: 04/16/21 09:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When I went from an F150 to a Ram 2500 I had to get a longer drop shank.


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