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Old 09-05-2013, 09:48 AM   #15
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I originally posted most of the information in this thread on an F-150 specific forum, CLICK HERE to see that thread. While it starts out with the same information about my installation, subsequent discussion adds more details and covers some additional topics. If you're interested in this thread, you might want to look through that one as well.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:01 PM   #16
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Still a great read
thanks for the details
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:37 PM   #17
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recently got a 2013 f150 4x4. This tutorial is great even it it was 5 mo ago ; made my day thanks.
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:44 PM   #18
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Congratulations on your new truck! May you have many safe and enjoyable miles behind the wheel.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. And if you do your own conversion, let us know what you did and how it turned out -- especially if you did someting better!
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Old 02-24-2014, 04:06 PM   #19
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Adam i have a charge line to my F150 because the owners book stated that if the battery was to run down while towing it could cause the transfer case to shift out of N or similair words to that effect.
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Walt, that's a good tip! I think I might have heard that somewhere, but I'm not sure. It's certainly worth mentioning it explicitly!

I do have a charge line on my F-150 setup, it's part of the braking system wiring. I use a 6-pin umbilical so it has all of the lighting, the charge line, and the brake control signals in one cable. Sure makes it convenient.
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Yes SS i also have the 6 pin set up. Did you use the Roadmaster brake relay to cut the ford brakelights off when your Coach toad brake sys actavates the toad brakes ?
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No, the US Gear Unified Tow Brake system control box has a set of relay contacts built into it that accomplish the same thing. It has a pair of white wires (or were they grey?) that you splice in-line into the toad's brake switch circuit.
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SS that is a great addition to a toad brake sys, we use a Roadmaster Brakemaster system,i have used it on 4 toads so far and like it for its ease of removal and install from one toad to other but it does require the brake relay set up if i used the diodes i just use a light bar i made for now.
I would use the TowDaddy set up if they made one with the plugins Like Hopkins for the F150 , the one they have for the 150 requires cutting into the harnes.
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