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Old 07-29-2015, 07:20 PM   #1
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Anyone currently towing a 2015 F150?

Is anyone currently towing a 2015 F150, if so I would like to know how you wired your lights and what you used. I talked to etrailer today and asked about the RM-154 system which is pretty generic, 4 diodes, wire and a plug. They said they had received NO information as to whether that would work on a 2015 F150 or not and therefore could not recommend it. They said they could not recommend anything until they received notice from Ford and they had no idea when that would be.

They followed that with , It should work, but they didn't know for sure.

so if you are towing a 15 F150 already I would like to hear what you used and how you did it if you don't mind.

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I used that 4 diode system on my 2012 F150 FX4 and it works great.
I ran the wiring along the frame to the back and installed the 4 diodes near the rear bumper where the tail light harness is.

I love the fact that you can set up to flat tow the F150 in 30 seconds!
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Anyone currently towing a 2015 F150?

Wouldn't think the wiring would be that different than the prior year such that the diode setup should work.


Curious on the weight of the new F-150 since the body is aluminum. Might be a good alternative for four down towing even with a gas coach.
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Other than they switched to LED head and tail lights I don't know why it wouldn't work, and I don't know if that would be an issue or not.

As to weight, my Lariat 4x4 SuperCrew 6.5 bed is listed as #4696. I just picked it up last night, so I don't really know it's true rolling weight. I suspect the 4696 is without fuel, and if so I got the extended range tank which is 36 gal so that adds nearly 300 # when full.
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I don't know if you can use the diodes with the LED tail light? Anyway I could have on our 2013 and chose not to because I use a Roadmaster Brakemaster toad brake and when the coach brakes are mashed the toad brake lights cover up my turn signal indicator, I could have installed a fuse bypass or a brake relay but I went the easy route and bought a LED light strip that has the tail ,turn,brake lights and attached with 3M tape to the bottom of my tail gate. When not towing I hook to the truck plugin and when towing to the coach plugin. See photo below.
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I don't know if you can use the diodes with the LED tail light? Anyway I could have on our 2013 and chose not to because I use a Roadmaster Brakemaster toad brake and when the coach brakes are mashed the toad brake lights cover up my turn signal indicator, I could have installed a fuse bypass or a brake relay but I went the easy route and bought a LED light strip that has the tail ,turn,brake lights and attached with 3M tape to the bottom of my tail gate. When not towing I hook to the truck plugin and when towing to the coach plugin. See photo below.

Walt, is the LED strip the ONLY lights on the back of your truck when you are towing? I had not thought of that.
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Yes they are the only lights that are lit from the coach when towing with the exception of the truck brake lights when using the brakes! We have a Roadmaster Brakemaster with breakaway .The LED strip on EBay cost less than $30 and some of the sellers have a video of how the lights look when lit.
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Yes they are the only lights that are lit from the coach when towing with the exception of the truck brake lights when using the brakes! We have a Roadmaster Brakemaster with breakaway .The LED strip on EBay cost less than $30 and some of the sellers have a video of how the lights look when lit.
I run the Roadmaster Brakemaster as well. I think you just answered my question on what I am going to do. I don't know if I will even hook my brake indicator light up on the truck. I have it in my wife's CRV, just have to see how much of a PITA it is to get to the brake switch on the truck.
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You could run a wire from the brake light to the rv and install a led in the dash of the coach, it a little more trouble and I'm not sure it's even needed as I very seldom notice the one in our coach. The Brakemaster is going to work if you have it hooked to the brake pedal securley.
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I can't see the light I currently have hooked up as I put it right where the steering wheel covers it up when I am driving...LOL Wasn't thinking when I installed it. But yea, like you said, if it is hooked up it is working. Anyway, thanks for the great idea, never even thought of just the LED strip. Don't have to tap into anything.
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