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Towing with my F-150, curious about weight distribution

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I have a 2010 F-150 that is set up to tow, I pulled our 2007 Toyota Corolla across country on a uhaul trailer, it worked out great, however. I realized a couple things, I want my own trailer for the next trip, I'm going to install a set of airbags and I want a weight distribution hitch. I have used them in the past with loads that are fixed, lumber, steel things that wouldn't arbitrarily move on their own.

Would I notice a difference with WD towing, what I'm getting at is the shocks on the car having an effect on the trailer. But on the OTOH if it's secured well enough they should technically be 'combined' as one?

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If the automobile is tied down securely using J-hooks (into frame/unibody tiedown points) it shouldn't move at all.

If you're using wheel straps, the suspension is untethered, and will jounce up and down.

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If the automobile is tied down securely using J-hooks (into frame/unibody tiedown points) it shouldn't move at all.

If you're using wheel straps, the suspension is untethered, and will jounce up and down.

Thanks, that's what I was thinking. I haven't looked at all for the tiedowns, have any ideas, place to buy. I would like to use what is in the frame for solid anchor points.:thumbsup:

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Thanks, that's what I was thinking. I haven't looked at all for the tiedowns, have any ideas, place to buy. I would like to use what is in the frame for solid anchor points.:thumbsup:

When you look underneath on a unibody car, you'll see little slots that are about 1/2" wide and 2" long, generally near the edge, and just behind the front wheels and in front of the rear ones.

I like a cluster with a mini-j hook, R hook and t-hook.

http://www.uscargocontrol.com/Towing-Auto-Hauling/Towing-Accessories-Tow-Hooks-Cable-Pullers-Tow-Chains/CH-18-DR-Cluster-Hook-Assembly-w-D-Ring

Another source is http://www.zips.com/Store_Products.aspx?CAT=717

Don't be tempted to skimp on the quality or rating of the steel, Grade 70 or better only. Lots of cut-rate retailers (northern tool, harbor freight, etc) sell these hooks, but they're sub-quality stuff.

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When you look underneath on a unibody car, you'll see little slots that are about 1/2" wide and 2" long, generally near the edge, and just behind the front wheels and in front of the rear ones.

I like a cluster with a mini-j hook, R hook and t-hook.

http://www.uscargocontrol.com/Towing-Auto-Hauling/Towing-Accessories-Tow-Hooks-Cable-Pullers-Tow-Chains/CH-18-DR-Cluster-Hook-Assembly-w-D-Ring

Another source is http://www.zips.com/Store_Products.aspx?CAT=717

Don't be tempted to skimp on the quality or rating of the steel, Grade 70 or better only. Lots of cut-rate retailers (northern tool, harbor freight, etc) sell these hooks, but they're sub-quality stuff.

Thanks a bunch CH.

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