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Old 03-31-2013, 11:11 AM   #29
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Most states require a towed vehicle to have a braking system.

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Not to mention the added stress on your motorhomes braking system. I don't feel comfortable towing that kind of weight without some help. Just my opinion.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:51 AM   #30
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Jerry, I just purchased a new F150, having the drive shaft disconnect installed. Can you tell me what position do you put the key in while towing?
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Good information to have. Thanks for the original post!
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Jerry, I just purchased a new F150, having the drive shaft disconnect installed. Can you tell me what position do you put the key in while towing?
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I'm not Jerry, but I have a 2012 F150 4x4 that I tow. After you have used the procedure for the neutral tow to be engaged, you turn the key in the "off" position. With the gear shift in neutral, you can't take the key out. Use the other key to lock the doors and off you go. We tow our 2012 F150 4x4 and we can also tow with it. Great vehicle.

After I found out you can tow the 2012 F150 4x4, I started looking for a good deal on one with the Ecoboost engine. Found the deal in Florida, a 2012 with the heavy duty tow package. I can tow a 11,300 pound trailer with it, and we can also tow it. No regrets so far.
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I'm just about to set my new 2013 Ford F150 Platinum Ecoboost 4x4 for towing. I picked up a new Ready Brake Elite Tow bar with the built in brake system and am putting the Blue Ox mounting plates on the truck.

I chose this system firstly, because I have heard nothing but great reviews about it. The pros are, once I trade my truck in in a few years, I only have to replace the mounting plates and a cable. It's a no-fuss system once set up.
The other thing I really like is the additional storage I will have in the box with a locking 3 pc tonneau cover!
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I'm just about to set my new 2013 Ford F150 Platinum Ecoboost 4x4 for towing. I picked up a new Ready Brake Elite Tow bar with the built in brake system and am putting the Blue Ox mounting plates on the truck.
Sounds great. I have the "Air Force One" braking system on our truck. I really like it. I have the Blue Ox tow bar and face plate.

I also have the 3 piece bed cover. Mine doesn't lock, but the tailgate does and you can't get into the truck bed without first opening the tailgate.
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Got the New F150 4x4 EcoBoost truck set up to tow now with Ready Brake.

Here is a pic of the front set up with 4pin power point, brake cable system and breakaway kit.

Coach goes in Friday to set up the final connections to the truck and Ready Brake Elite tow bar.


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Les - that's down purdy! Congrats. Looking forward to seeing the final pics.
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Les - that's down purdy! Congrats. Looking forward to seeing the final pics.
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dogpatch,

I'm looking to do the same setup but with my gaser (V10). Did you install the Ready Brake yourself? If so, how was the setup? If not, how much did you spend. Any reason for picking the Blue Ox over say the Roadmaster?

Also, what brand of bed cover did you go with?

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I'm looking to do the same setup but with my gaser (V10). Did you install the Ready Brake yourself? If so, how was the setup? If not, how much did you spend. Any reason for picking the Blue Ox over say the Roadmaster?

Also, what brand of bed cover did you go with?

Thanks, Tyboe
As I mentioned somewhere before, I had the system installed by my Ford Dealership for liability reasons as the truck is brand new.

It cost me $550 plus tax to install the Blue Ox mount plates, wiring harness, plug and diodes, Ready Brake and Breakaway kit.

I chose the Blue Ox plates only because they were made for my truck. Didn't look at any others.

I'll have to look at what brand the 3 fold box topper is and let you know.
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I also have a 2012 F150 that I pull behind my coach. I also have the Blue OX base plate and tow bar. However, I have the Air Force One braking system. If you have a diesel coach with air brakes, I can't understand why anyone would have anything else if they know about the Air Force One. It applies your towed brake as you apply your coach brake. It doesn't work with taillights or as you slow down like other systems do. Therefore, when your exhaust brake is actuated, your towed braking system doesn't activate your towed brake. It really saves the brakes on your towed. I like that.
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If you have a gas coach, my previous comment about the Air Force One does not apply. However, the same company makes a great braking system I think called the Pay and Play for gas coaches.
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I looked at the Air Force One, but after dishing out a wad of cash for our new-to-us coach, new tires for it, flight, hotel and fuel to get it home and $6000 in taxes to our Canadian Government, I looked for some cost cutting.
I found the Ready Brake mis-priced on a website and they still honored it so I saved about $700 over the Air Force One. Couldn't pass it up.
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