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Is 01 F350 w/4 inch lift & 37's too high to....

Today my Sister bought an 01 F350 to pull her new 33 foot tongue pull camp trailer. The Super Duty has a 4 inch lift & is equipped with 37 inch Toyo Mt's on 22 inch wheels.

I'm afraid that installing the proper equalizer hitch may be very difficult. Wondering if it is even possible. The truck has a 10" drop hitch but I would think that pulling a 6,ooo (empty) lb trailer on it would be too much. Not to mention the need for a stabilizer hitch.
Does anyone know how or if this can be accomplished???


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6k loaded or unloaded?


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6k loaded or unloaded?
Unloaded. I'm thinking it going to be tough getting the equlizer hitch assembly low enough to pull the trailer level. I figure simply slapping the thing on a 10" drop hitch isn't going to be safe at all. But you guys are the ones driving these monster trucks every day & have the real experience.
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I could be totally wrong here so hopefully someone with more knowledge than I will correct me if I am. With only 6k I don't think you even need WD.


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I would not think you would need it either. I had about the same drop hitch on my 99 (8" lift and 37's) and towed my car trailer with over 10000 on it with out issues.

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I could be totally wrong here so hopefully someone with more knowledge than I will correct me if I am. With only 6k I don't think you even need WD.
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When I go my toyhauler I tried pulling it w/o the equalizer hitch & the rear end hopped when I hit dips & bumps on the freeway at speeds. But I know guys pulling long horse trailers don't use them. So hopefully you're right & she can just pull it off the drop hitch.
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I would not think you would need it either. I had about the same drop hitch on my 99 (8" lift and 37's) and towed my car trailer with over 10000 on it with out issues.
Coming from you that means a lot. Thanks for the info Ryan!!

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i got a 99 ccsb with a 6in on 37s and pulled my 34 foot house on wheels from washington to north dakota and back just fine and had an equilizer hitch. rolled across the scales at 21,385 gross with the 700 in the bed.



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this is off topic, but do u have any pics? Id really like to run that same setup...4inch 22/37s just wondering how it looks...
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this is off topic, but do u have any pics? Id really like to run that same setup...4inch 22/37s just wondering how it looks...
Not off topic at all. Here ya go:

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When I go my toyhauler I tried pulling it w/o the equalizer hitch & the rear end hopped when I hit dips & bumps on the freeway at speeds.
If anything just get a set of airbags for the rear and call it good IMO.

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