New to Super Duty Rigs - Towing Accessory Recommendations

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2011 Ford Raptor (Total Loss)
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1998 Chevy Silverado Z71 - 45k miles
Back Story: I've been a Ford Truck owner my whole life. New '94 F150 XLT, New 2004 F150 FX4 (Blazing Yellow), New 2011 Molten Orange Raptor (Totaled on a Raptor Run). This will be my 4th new Ford (3 F150s) and my (soon-to-be) '22 MY F350 Tremor Sport (Race Red) Lariat. (Wanted a Gen III Raptor but cannot stomach the gawd-awful Ford Blue interior on the 37 Package) + This Tremor with EVERY option (Not Diesel) for the most part is about $12k less then the Raptor (AND I CAN TOW) I would have purchased had it had a decent color interior. (No Brainer)

I work for an RV Dealer and am familiar with the B&W Sliders (5th Wheels) and the EQ Equalizer Stabilizer Hitch (Travel Trailers)


Towing: What PROPER accessories should I be looking at for this rig?

I know I'll need a Draw/Drop Bar: I'm sure this rig will require a drop hitch. Recommendations?

I'm not sure of other accessories = reason for request
 
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Not sure if these are considered accessories or not but I’m not really trying to wait for somebody to come help me if I have a problem.

Proper Tools (wrenches, sockets, torque wrench)
Proper Jack
Proper Air Compressor (one that can fill up big tires or lots of tires 100% duty)
Blocks (lots of them and different sizes)
 
Not sure if these are considered accessories or not but I’m not really trying to wait for somebody to come help me if I have a problem.

Proper Tools (wrenches, sockets, torque wrench)
Proper Jack
Proper Air Compressor (one that can fill up big tires or lots of tires 100% duty)
Blocks (lots of them and different sizes)
I just posted on another thread. I have a great air system from


1. Proper Tools - Those I have
2. Proper Jack & 3. Proper Air Compressor - I have the AuxAir On-Board Air Tank System and the Universal Jack Mount. (I can lift my Raptor 35" tire off the ground in about 30 seconds and change tire with impact wrench. I can inflate 10 35" tires from 0 - 55 PSI with ONE TANK. (Paintball store refills tank for about $15 - I have the Omega 4500 PSI Air Compressor from HPA Systems that will fill my tank since I use it for many purposes all year round). Portable and great! (I use it as an air compressor and air assist for laser cutter in my shop when not off road.)
3. Blocks - For what? I'm not understanding the reason or purpose

Thanx!
 

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I just posted on another thread. I have a great air system from


1. Proper Tools - Those I have
2. Proper Jack & 3. Proper Air Compressor - I have the AuxAir On-Board Air Tank System and the Universal Jack Mount. (I can lift my Raptor 35" tire off the ground in about 30 seconds and change tire with impact wrench. I can inflate 10 35" tires from 0 - 55 PSI with ONE TANK. (Paintball store refills tank for about $15 - I have the Omega 4500 PSI Air Compressor from HPA Systems that will fill my tank since I use it for many purposes all year round). Portable and great! (I use it as an air compressor and air assist for laser cutter in my shop when not off road.)
3. Blocks - For what? I'm not understanding the reason or purpose

Thanx!
Blocks are for the trailer tongue jack, stabilizers, levelers, and regular jacking. Sometimes you need just the right size block so that your trailer tongue jack can get you level, but not run out of height, but not be too low. ? Kind of hard to explain, but trust me you always need more blocks than you think towing.
 
Blocks are for the trailer tongue jack, stabilizers, levelers, and regular jacking. Sometimes you need just the right size block so that your trailer tongue jack can get you level, but not run out of height, but not be too low. ? Kind of hard to explain, but trust me you always need more blocks than you think towing.
Got it! I know what they are now. We use every day at work but thought you were referring to something else. Thanx
 
Here’s the crap I keep on hand. (Note: I’m towing equipment/utility type trailers not campers. And I’ve only towed a couple dozen times with this truck so there’s shit I’ll probably need I haven’t thought to throw in yet.)

On hitch:
- 8” Bulletproof drop
- pintle adapter
- Bulletproof lock
- 5/8” shackles for attaching safety hooks.

Under backseat (“rigging” box):
- Extra pintle ring
- a bunch of extra hitch pins. (I don’t leave receivers on trailers, and I pin them on. More secure and makes easier to dial in leveling when empty vs. loaded.)
- Extra PTO pins/rings (I always seem to lose these eventually even if chained.)
- Ball grease.
- Misc crap.

On a newly loaded trailer box:
- Ball Receiver
- Bottle jack (handy when trailer jack malfunctions or gets jammed up. Happens too often. Blocks would be a nice addition here in this scenario as @DIG points out.)
- Various oil sprays for before/after shit gets bound up

Straps/chains/binders everywhere.

I also keep a handful of tools in another backseat toolbox that come in handy for towing, notably:
- 2# metal mallet
- pry bar
- big philips screw driver (for banging out stuck pins)

The main thing you’ll absolutely *NEED* here besides a drop hitch is the shackles (or hammerlocks) because almost no safety chain hooks will fit the hitch on the 7.3.

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The Tremor Pkg deletes the option of getting a Rear Sway Bar. It's Front Sway Bar is smaller in Diameter than a standard Ford F250/350 4x4, and it's Front Coil Springs are Softer by design. This approach in Tremors suspension offers better Off-Road Articulation, at the same time it diminishes it's On-Road stability, and under cuts its towing numbers when compared to a standard F250/350 4x4. By Installing a Helwig Rear Sway Bar, it will help considerably to regain some of its lost stability if you choose to Tow. Additionally, Air Bags, Weight Distribution and Sway Control Hitches all add to an easier drive.
 
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