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Sway / Weight distribution needed yes or no w/ F150 V8

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JazzyPigsGA:
We will be the proud owners of a 2017 21 RBS by end of March. This is a major upgrade from our pop up life! I am seeking advice on whether sway or a WDH will be issues. We are towing with a 2015 F150 Supercrew V8 FX4 so plenty of power. Dealer said a WDH would be overkill and others have said just see. I realize a WDH with the Aluminum requires some forethought on what to use as well.
We welcome all thoughts.

Swilky:
Even F150 needs a WDH if tongue weight is over 500lbs.
See label under the bumper near receiver on truck or F150 towing guide for your truck.

500# without WDH. 1220# with one.

wakeboydb:
I highly doubt you will need one. I thought I would on our Lexus gx470  but the dealer said I probably wouldn't and they were right! They sell them so I trust their advice.

epiphysis18:
I have an 8.5 x 22 toy hauler.  I have an Andersen WD hitch.  it rides much better with it. 

chappy133:
Sway control is nice to have with the light trailers.  Your F150 should be able to handle the 21 without an issue but check your tongue weight and owners manual.  I added lift bags to level out the truck while towing. 

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