towing a 2003 F150 Supercrew
I've been towing my 2003 F150 Super crew since 2004 using a Remco drive shaft disconnect . The unit costs more than a non-crewcab because of the longer drive shaft. The kit includes a new driveshaft with a splined coupling and remote mechanical control. The longer shaft on the crewcab requires an additional bearing and support and ends up being a more expensive two piece drive shaft. That's the only down side I've experienced over the last 8-1/2 years and 28,000 miles. The upside is the simplicity and speed of doing the attaching and unattaching. It takes less than 5 minutes from drive up to drive away including tests of the lights. The only problem encountered was in areas with a salty environments like ocean side and salt covered roads. I hadn't lubed the splines and had to climb under with a small hammer and just TAP the sliding spline loose. Since having sprayed the splines with aerosol white grease spray annually there have been no problems. The aerosol white grease spray is from Harbor Freight or most auto parts stores and should be a part of any RV inventory. Not specifically related is the simple trick of adding an additional light socket inside each crew cab taillight assembly for direct hookup of your towing lights instead of splicing into the trucks lighting system. It's easier to do safer, and more reliable.