Originally Posted by gewilli
I just bought a 2014 limited to tow. What brake system did you choose and what brake light adapter did you install ? I am planning on using the road master tow bar.
Hey Garth, I went with the Roadmaster Universal Wiring Kit #154, ( you cannot use the socket and bulb harness as there's no room for the extra bulb.) a RVI battery charger, and a brake light relay switch. The relay is necessary due to the cars brake lights trying to override the signals from the MH. I also changed to a 7 to 6 straight pigtail to run the Explorer, that way I can run the charging wire.
I am currently using my BrakeBuddy Vantage Select that I had in the Tahoe. Works fine in the Explorer.
Another note: The Ford has separate brake and turn signals. if your MH has a combined Brake and Turn signal output like mine does then you have to wire the turn signals to the brake circuit and abandon the cars native turn lamps while towing. As soon as you unhook, it will be normal again. The Ford also attached lower than my old Tahoe so I had to buy a 4" drop receiver (10K rated) and longer safety cables. I use a Blackhawk towbar.
So there you go...any questions you can PM me if you like. Ron
Ron & Kathy
2009 HR Endeavor PDQ - 2014 Ford Explorer Sport - Maine coon cat, 2 orange tabbys