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I just added a factory Rear Sway Bar to my 2017 F250 Platinum. When I ordered the Trailer Tow and Plow package but could not add the Camper Package. The only difference I can find is the Rear Sway Bar. I can List all of the OEM Parts if anybody wants... It bolted on in less than an hour...
 
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Please do.
 
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I'm going to do the same as it's not available with the 20's. Part numbers and prices will be appreciated...
 
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Part List Rear Sway Bar

HC3Z-5A772-A BAR
7C3Z-5486-B RETAINER (2)
HC3Z-5K484-D LINK (2)
HC3Z-5L499-A BRACKET (2)
W500634-S309 BOLT (4)
W500644-S439 BOLT (4)
W520214-S440 NUT (4)
W717462-S439 NUT (4)
 
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Looks like under $100. A better value than the camper package on a SRW 350. The 250 will still be missing the overload spring though.
 
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TOTAL COST IS 127.05 FOR PARTS... THIS IS WHOLESALE COST (DEALER +10%)
 
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the overload spring is on my F250 truck, it's part of the Trailer Tow Package...
 
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Ah, you got the HD tow package. Got it.
 
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How hard was it to install? Can you take a few pictures for us?
 
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If it's anything like the previous gen, it's a few bolts on each side. Very easy bolt on install.
 
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I believe I also have overloads, without the HD trailer package.


 
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Those are lower overloads that all SD's have. I was referring to the upper overload that only comes on a 350 or HD 250...
 
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Hi All,
I just added a factory Rear Sway Bar to my 2017 F250 Platinum. When I ordered the Trailer Tow and Plow package but could not add the Camper Package. The only difference I can find is the Rear Sway Bar. I can List all of the OEM Parts if anybody wants... It bolted on in less than an hour...
Did you have the 20" wheels? Camper pkg is not available with them. Another difference F250/F350 is the 3 leaf spring pack on the F250 which is a 4 leaf on the F350.

It is just a few dollars more for the Hellwig Big Wig sway bar for anyone hauling heavy with a top heavy load (such as a slide in camper) which will better perform than the OEM. They do give a harsher ride, however.
Big Wig - the Ultimate in Towing Solutions | Hellwig Products
 
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The Hellwig is indeed nice Rob but it sacrifices ride quality. For a TC like you run, I'd make that compromise but for 5th wheel towing I think the OEM bar should be sufficient. Heck, I'm not even sure I'd notice whether it's there or not.

To the OP, lots of guys with the previous gen (11-16) have installed their own due to be being excluded from trucks with 20" wheels. The only thing they've said is a PITA is getting to the nut on the top of the sway bar link on the drivers side. On those trucks, the DEF tank had to be loosened and moved a bit to get to the space where the nut needed to be tightened. Is it the same on the 17's or where you able to bolt everything right up without any interference from other components? I was guessing that maybe with the boxed frame that there was just a weld nut in that location now but have no idea. I was just at a dealer yesterday and forgot to look.
 

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