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Wheelbase and stability

I currently have a 2005 f150 cc sb with a 138" wheelbase. I pull a 23.5' toy hauler weighing roughly 7k. Braking is horrible, the stability and tail whip is horrible and it's a little underpowered.
I found a 2000 f250 7.3 extcab sb 4x4 for a reasonable price. The wheelbase on this truck is 142". I know the braking and power won't be a problem. But will the heavier truck and heavy duty suspension be enough to increase the stability? Your input is greatly appreciated...
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it will be much more stable
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it will will that trailer and go down the road alot straighter than your f150 ever thought about, and it should slow it down and get it up there better too, not to mention it will have better economy doing so

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I currently have a 2005 f150 cc sb with a 138" wheelbase. I pull a 23.5' toy hauler weighing roughly 7k. Braking is horrible, the stability and tail whip is horrible and it's a little underpowered.
I found a 2000 f250 7.3 extcab sb 4x4 for a reasonable price. The wheelbase on this truck is 142". I know the braking and power won't be a problem. But will the heavier truck and heavy duty suspension be enough to increase the stability? Your input is greatly appreciated...
Alot too depends on how the trailer is loaded, if the toy hauler has alot of weight behind the axles, it's gonna handle poorly no matter what you pull it with.

A longer wheelbade will help. Make sure you have a good brake controller and the trailer brakes are properly adjusted.

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