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post #1 of 19 Old 09-03-2010, 05:22 AM Thread Starter
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Smile Just Ordered My 11 F350 DRW, Now a question or two...

First off, I'd like to say thanks to everyone on this forum, all the info was very helpful!!

So I'm going to confess that I traded my 07 Tundra in, can I get a pass on the flames since I switched over??

But anyway, I tow a 30ft Outback TT about 8k loaded, any idea's on the shank drop that I will need when it arrives?

Also, I have weight distribution bars W/ sway control, do I need to use those??? or is it overkill?

I appreciate any info, I just want to have everything ready, so when she gets here I can hook up and go!!!!
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I always have to use a 6" drop to pull most trailers, level. Mine is an 06 but the height shouldn't have changed

If you already have the weight dist hitch, I'd just use it, nothing wrong with more control,a nd 8k is pretty heavy. You could always do some testing with, and without the hitch

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Thanks 2006PSDSD,

I guess I should have measured the hitch height on the Toy, before I traded it, that would have given me a good rule to go by....

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As mentioned, you won't NEED the WD bars, but sure won't hurt anything.

You will need a 2 1/2" to 2" adapter for the receiver hitch since the DRW has a 2 1/2" receiver. Or get a new 2 1/2" hitch altogether. An adapter would certainly be the least expensive way to go and should still be well within the capacity for your trailer. You can get one for about $15 at a UHaul store.

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Heck I didn't know that the hitch sizes were different.... That takes all of the guess work out of getting a new shank!
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I am trading my 07 Tundra in on a new 350 as well! Here is what I ordered:
http://services.forddirect.fordvehic...8W3BT2BEB08099
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I am trading my 07 Tundra in on a new 350 as well! Here is what I ordered:
http://services.forddirect.fordvehic...8W3BT2BEB08099
Mine was an 07 too. I wish the Ford would get here, but I'm only one week in on the order, gonna be a bit! How did you get a window sticker, all I got was a copy of the txt print out where we placed the spec'd order.
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You can get it within a few days of getting your VIN
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Awesome! I guess it will take a bit, dealer said that they were in between job 1 & job 2 switch over. How long did it take to get your vin? Thanks for the info!!!!!!
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As usual the dealer is wrong. lol Job 2 doesn't come out until November. I got my VIN just under 3 weeks after I ordered the truck.
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