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Old 07-24-2018, 01:26 PM   #1
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Ford 150, Escape 21 & WDH?

I used an Escape provided E2 by FastWay Weight Distribution Hitch with my Tacoma and the 21. The combination, along with a set of Sumo Springs worked well.

Now that I'm towing with a Ford F150 with the 3.5 Ecoboost Engine, I'm heading out on a 10 month trip without the time to do a trial tow, and wondering whether I should bother with the WDH for the trip. I already know the advantages & disadvantage of going with the WDH; my question is whether it is necessary. Any thoughts from those with the truck/trailer combination? Thanks.
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Old 07-24-2018, 01:46 PM   #2
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Jon, can you take it with you... and then decide. IF you find you don't need/want it further down the road, you could probably sell it. But, couldn't if you left it at home.


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Old 07-24-2018, 01:48 PM   #3
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I have the exact same tug/trailer/WDH combo. I leave the WDH bars home on short trips but like the feel that the WDH / anti-sway provides on the interstate so I'd use the WDH on such a long trip.

I have the same problem with the e2 'L' brackets getting cocked when hitting sharp turn with incline. Others have mentioned this. I just swear, readjust and keep going. No problems with e2 on relatively shallow turns and inclines.
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Old 07-24-2018, 02:50 PM   #4
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I have the exact same tug/trailer/WDH combo except the 2.7L EcoBoost engine and I don't use the sumo springs. I have towed both ways with smaller trailers happily. We just finished a 7500 mile trip and I like the leveling (big deal to me) and stability (the extra is nice) with the E2 so I would use them again. YMMV.


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Old 07-24-2018, 04:14 PM   #5
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I think the max tongue load without a WDH is 500 lbs on the F-150.
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You got the 3.5 that's good but will probably want a V8 or the Tacoma back. for a loaded 21.
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You got the 3.5 that's good but will probably want a V8 or the Tacoma back. for a loaded 21.
Not likely. I just bought a new F150 with the 3.5L Eco Boost because it has more horsepower and torque than the optional V8.
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