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Old 07-18-2009, 05:36 PM   #1
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Hello: I just purchased a 2004 25 Airstream (SS). I have read that the new Ford 150s (2009) have a towing capacity of 11,300 pounds, but I'm not sure about other features such as the brakes, transmission, etc. Also I was told you don't need sway bars on these new 150's.

I am partial to Ford 150's. Would the 2009 F 150 (5.4 liter engine) V8 be appropriate for this trailer, and is it true that sway bars are not necessary on this model?


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Old 07-18-2009, 05:52 PM   #2
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YEP, that would work, Just make sure you get the 3.73 rear end.

Now as far as sway control goes they are suppose to have it built in, and I remember seeing a video on it.

Personally, it looks like a fancy anti slip deal. I would still put a real anti sway bar on it. They aren't that expensive and they really work well....

Just make sure you get the right tow package they make a lot of different ones... and you want the double cab with the 145 in wheel base not the short 126 in one..


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Old 07-18-2009, 05:57 PM   #3
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Even if it doesn't sway, you still need weight distribution and a WD hitch will provide sway control as well as weight distribution.

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Old 07-18-2009, 06:14 PM   #4

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Agree.... a quality WD hitch with sway control, properly set-up, is an important part of towing, not an option, a necessity.
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