Beautiful trailer setup!! Funny now I actually just got done installing the Firestone Airbags to my truck last Sunday. Only had the trailer hauled around on short 15 minute trips here and there this week but real test will come tomorrow as I have to pull it back up to the cottage. Looking forward to the test, so far around home here the truck handles the trailer much better.We have a 29' we tow with our 3.5 Ecoboost F150. Added Firestone Airbags, switched the lame P-Metric Factory Tires and put on some Cooper Discoverer AT3 LT tires. No issues what so ever power wise with the truck but will 100% agree it's a handful on windy days, but I'm smart enough to plan properly and alternate routes and travel times if foul weather comes into play. Our trailer is only 4 years old and we're on our second set of brakes on all four axles. The salt surely beats the heck out of the brake plates/drums as well as the structure of the trailer itself. We've also upgraded the tires on the trailer to a higher rating than what came from the factory.
Without Mods to the tongue of the trailer, there really isn't a weight distribution hitch setup for single pole tongue trailers. While my 2015 F150 had no sag on the rear of the truck with the trailer hooked up, my current 2018 did, which is why we added the air bags. One thing I'd highly suggest is looking into an Electronic Sway Control System for the trailer. While each of our F150's had/have the Factory Trailer Sway Control, having the Sway Control installed ON the trailer is a better setup. On Ford's Factory Sway Control, it applies the brakes on the truck, but what one really wants for safer towing is the trailer brakes applied in the event of sway. The onboard Electronic Trailer Sway Controls do just that.
Safe travels on the highways and Safe riding on the trails my friends! A tad early, but Think Snow!!
Wow, small world... our cabin is in Townsend. I swear you can't make this shit up!Glad you like the airbags and can feel the difference. We're heading up to Carter this evening for some UTV'ing this weekend. Truck stays home as we'll use our mobile cottage (motorhome) to tow the trailer up. Have a safe trip up to your place and looking forward to an update here from you after you get back.
That's too funny! Yeah we love it up there! Love snowmobiling right from the garage for the most part besides a few trips to the UP. Home for us is West Bend, so not too far apart! If you see a big red trailer this weekend its probably me haha.Too funny! We love that entire area. From Mountain on up to Wabeno. Many times we consider selling the motorhome and finding a place, most likely over by you in Townsend, Lakewood or Carter area. Having the motorhome gives us flexibility for the time being as we try to get a few longer travel trips in summer, though most of our weekend trips are in Carter as the Wife enjoys the casino. She'll be playing the machines at night while I'll usually make a little campfire and empty the beer cooler. 🍺 Small world for sure!
For the record, Homebase is in Hartland. Workplace is Hartford.