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Old 05-05-2005, 07:36 PM   #1
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Well, it appears that we'll be at least looking at a new F250 or F350 to tow our new 06 WW SLC3905 here shortly...I've got a copy of the Ford Towing Guide, and they're touting their integral brake package- anyone have any thoughts of how it stacks against the after-market guys? I've read up on BrakeSmart and am impressed, but also like the concept of everything in one package...

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Well, it appears that we'll be at least looking at a new F250 or F350 to tow our new 06 WW SLC3905 here shortly...I've got a copy of the Ford Towing Guide, and they're touting their integral brake package- anyone have any thoughts of how it stacks against the after-market guys? I've read up on BrakeSmart and am impressed, but also like the concept of everything in one package...

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Old 05-05-2005, 08:16 PM   #3
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Fellow at work has an 2005 F250 Lariat with the integral brake controller and says it is the best thing he has seen since sliced bread.

With such a large trailer, you need to watch your pin weight and GVWR.

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Ken:

That's encouraging...and yes...I will- that's why we're looking at a F350. Such a shame I just ( 1 1/2 years ago) put $5k into my 2000 F250 for the Banks System, only to have to go to a new TV, but what the heck, huh?

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I have the new Tow Command and so far I love it! I've only towed about 50 miles or so since buying the truck, but it is as smooth as silk. It is light years ahead of my old Drawtite. I do hear great things about the Brakesmart but I don't have any experience with it. One thing with the Tow Command, when you order it, you get the telescoping tow mirrors as well.
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I've been told that Ford's integral brake controller is not compatable with electric over hydraulic disc brakes, which I found very disappointing but have not verified myself. If you're considering a trailer with this braking system, you might want to investigate this more closely.

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That I will not have to worry about, but definitely is something to point out to verify...thanks!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RustyJC:
I've been told that Ford's integral brake controller is not compatable with electric over hydraulic disc brakes,
Rusty </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Rusty, that is true. However, there are some things available already to allow it to work. (not sure on cost to make it work) I have not followed it closely since it doesn't apply to my rig so I don't know the details. But I would suspect in the next year or so, that will be completely worked out.
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As a major Dodge fan, I am very impressed that Ford added this feature. I only hope that Dodge will follow suit and add one as well. Great idea on Ford's part.
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You might want to take a look at the Towing and Hauling forum over on the TheDieselStop.Com, I did a search on 'command' in there and there's lots of stuff to read.

It sure seems like a great idea to me, wish I had one in my '02.
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