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Old 10-15-2019, 01:17 AM   #61
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Thank you so much for your advise. We are continuing our search for the knowledgeable person!
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Old 10-15-2019, 01:20 AM   #62
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Thanks for your advise! We are looking for that knowledgeable person in our area that can adjust our weight distribution or tell us that we don't need it. Haven't been able to make it to a scale yet but that is next on our list of things to do.
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Old 10-15-2019, 02:02 AM   #63
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Change your cheap factory shocks to Bilstein 5100ís .No more bounce and no more leaning in corners.Your truck will thank you.
+1 for Bilstein shocks. My 2019 F150 XLT Supercrew (1850 payload) had a significant porpoising issue with our FC25 with the stock shocks. Bilstein 5100s solved that almost entirely.

Airbags solved it on my 2016 F150 but thatís more expensive and complex.
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Old 10-15-2019, 06:12 AM   #64
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I solved my porpoising problem by eliminating my weight distribution hitch. Having a spring system at the hitch point will exacerbate the bouncing problem.
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I solved my porpoising problem by eliminating my weight distribution hitch. Having a spring system at the hitch point will exacerbate the bouncing problem.
Probably only an option if you have a TV with enough payload capacity and a rear hitch that can handle that much weight. A F150 isnít one of those.
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Old 10-15-2019, 01:29 PM   #66
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Probably only an option if you have a TV with enough payload capacity and a rear hitch that can handle that much weight. A F150 isnít one of those.
An F-150 can easily tow a 22 without a w/d hitch. The tongue weight of the 22 is only 367 lbs (dry) and if you watch your loading you can easily come in around 450 lbs. The F-150 is rated for a 500 lb tongue weight without a w/d hitch.
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An F-150 can easily tow a 22 without a w/d hitch. The tongue weight of the 22 is only 367 lbs (dry) and if you watch your loading you can easily come in around 450 lbs. The F-150 is rated for a 500 lb tongue weight without a w/d hitch.
I suppose that would work if you were always willing to tow the trailer with empty waste tanks and be very careful loading of the trailer and rear bed of the truck.

I used to have a Camplite trailer that I towed with the F150 with about that same hitch weight but had a hard time keeping everything under the limits and still had porpoising. I also hated the friction sway bar and the dead cat sound it made while turning but that that’s another story.

Really, just swap to Bilstein shocks and everything will be fine.
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Old 10-15-2019, 02:14 PM   #68
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Probably only an option if you have a TV with enough payload capacity and a rear hitch that can handle that much weight. A F150 isn’t one of those.
Quit spreading FUD.

The f150 is capable of not using a WD hitch for a trailer weighing 3600 lbs empty. So far myself and another poster have posted that here. I have scale tickets to show this.
Here is a ticket from when I picked up
My Bambi and towed it home, no porposing and no WD
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Old 10-15-2019, 06:53 PM   #69
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I would be interested to see the numbers for a trailer with full tanks and both it and the truck loaded with normal gear. Since the OP is having porpoising issues my suggestion of shocks (or air bags) is one possible solution. It sounds like others are saying that if you are careful to check the weights after loaded and filled you might be able to get away without a WD hitch on the theory that is contributing to the porpoising.

The F150's maximum receiver weight of 500 pounds without a WD hitch sneaks up pretty fast, just say'n.
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:22 PM   #70
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The grey and blackwater tanks on a 22 are behind the axle, so when they are full they reduce the tongue weight. The fresh water tank is slightly in front of the axle so when it's full it adds only a little bit to the tongue weight. Less than 50 lbs.
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How do you determine the tow capacity of an F150?
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:25 PM   #72
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I look at the axle ratings and the weight. The drive train is rarely the limiting factor.
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try reducing the AS tire pressure

to moved to 16" on our sport 22FB and lowered the pressure to 55 lbs.
now, smooth as silk
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