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Old 01-17-2024, 06:04 AM   #1
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Question Towing equipment for a basecamp 20x

What are the preferred equipment for towing a basecamp 20x? Tow vehicle is a ford raptor.

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Old 01-17-2024, 06:41 AM   #2
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Perhaps, a better question. If I get a sway control + weight distribution hitch, would I need any other equipment?
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Old 01-17-2024, 08:33 AM   #3
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What are the preferred equipment for towing a basecamp 20x? Tow vehicle is a ford raptor.

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The preferred equipment is a simple ball mount. The trailer dealer will probably try to sell you a weight distribution/sway control hitch, but these devices are not necessary for your combination. Your rig will not sag, and it won't sway, and it will in fact be more stable towing on the ball.
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Old 05-22-2024, 10:09 AM   #4
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Red Ninja,

What configuration do you have Screw or Scab, makes a difference in payload and towable weight?

Please don't listen to Andy, I also have a Raptor (2018 Scab). I'd suggest an Andersen WD/sway control hitch. This is the third year of towing our BC20X with the Andersen, it has worked flawlessly. We are traveling 3.5 to 4 months each summer to escape the heat in Phoenix, primarily hauling up to the Washington / Oregon coast the to southern Utah for the last month.

The Scab is a bit sketchy on payload so I went with Deaver +3 HD springs in the rear and Geiser progressive front springs. Also opted for "D" load range tires.

Hope this helps.....Tom
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Old 05-22-2024, 03:57 PM   #5
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What are the preferred equipment for towing a basecamp 20x? Tow vehicle is a ford raptor.

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A nice combination!

Keep in mind that a 20x is similar in size and weight to a 22FB. With a full water tank, tongue weight will be over 500 lbs, Iíd guess.

Some kind of weight distributing hitch, properly set up, will be beneficial.
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Old 05-22-2024, 04:20 PM   #6
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A trailer brake controller and a WDH is all you need. Off-road pickups typically have softer rear suspensions An Andersen or an Equalizer properly set up will help with the sag and get some weight back on the front axle to help with the steering feel.......
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Old 05-23-2024, 08:42 AM   #7
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Apologies in advance for this response. I couldn't help myself I swear.

You have a Ford Raptor! The $78k bad-ass pickup with all performance upgrades. I want one myself! Why should it need anything, or maybe I believe all the Ford hype. But just take a look at its awesomeness!

I have a lowly Honda Ridgeline with just a brake controller and a ball hitch. No sway and no problems, although I'd like to swap for a Raptor engine. Andy543 is correct, you shouldn't need anything. Apologies again.
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Old 05-23-2024, 09:10 AM   #8
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The Raptor has significantly less towing capacity than other F150 models. The things that make it better off road (tires, suspension)make it worse for towing. You donít need a WD hitch, per Ford, but the GVWR of the trailer is within 500 lbs of the max tow rating when not using WD, and you may want to carry passengers or something in the bed, so definitely use WD. A simple WD hitch and a drop shank should be all that is required.
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Old 05-23-2024, 03:59 PM   #9
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The Raptor will definitely sag significantly without a WD hitch. I know this first hand.
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Old 05-24-2024, 05:05 AM   #10
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Our 2024 20x

We have a 2024 GMC 2500 4x4 diesel with tow pkg, pulled ours home on 2 interstates with no problem, dealer recommended jus pilling it on the ball, nothing else needed, trailer was empty, but no concerns empty or loaded. Our trailer pkg has sway control .
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