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Old 10-18-2015, 07:17 PM   #1
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Cool F150 as toad for my Phaeton

I'm considering buying a 2015 Ford 150 4X4 to be used a my toad. I'm haring bad things about a 4 down. Any info I checked Utube with no results.
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:54 PM   #2
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Cant say for sure but I am fairly sure I saw F150 used as toads.
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Old 10-18-2015, 09:19 PM   #3
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I tow a 2014 Ford F-150 4X4. Very easy to setup for towing, no fuses to pull. There is no mandatory stops or speed restrictions while towing. Only problem I've heard of is if the battery runs down it can damage the transmission. Just make sure you install a charge wire from the Coach to the pickup. I have towed mine approx. 5000 trouble free miles. They are a little heavy, mine weights around 6000 pounds. Good Luck.
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Old 10-20-2015, 06:11 PM   #4
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I haven't pulled it far yet as I am working on the auxiliary braking system but it doesn't pull much different than the CRV. It weighs 5300 pounds which added to my coach loaded weight is less than the 30000 GCWR of my motorhome. You will have no problem with the Phaeton. I used a Demco base plate with my Demco tow bar. I started with a SMI Delta Force because I could switch it between the toads but wasn't satisfied with the braking. I exchanged it for the Stay in Play Duo which I am in the process of installing.
I added separate towing lights to the rear of the truck. I did not want to mess with the existing lights. Pretty simple to rotate the 4 wheel drive switch to put the transfer case on neutral. I have push button start so no steering wheel lock to contend with.
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Just wondering why someone would want to tow a 1/2 ton truck as a toad, unless they were going to use it for some sort of work job they were going to. If you like Ford's, the Edge might be a better toad. Dave
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Just wondering why someone would want to tow a 1/2 ton truck as a toad, unless they were going to use it for some sort of work job they were going to. If you like Ford's, the Edge might be a better toad. Dave
We just switched from a Wrangler to a GMC 1500...the answer is room and carrying capacity...it is my daily driver as well..and the Sierra much more comfortable
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We just switched from a Wrangler to a GMC 1500...the answer is room and carrying capacity...it is my daily driver as well..and the Sierra much more comfortable
X2 on everything you said. Additionally, we use our GMC quite frequently to access off road areas. This is my 3 truck that we have towed and I spent yesterday shopping for a new one. I was considering a Ford F150, but after the above comments of having to add a wire to keep the battery charged, it is now off my list. I don't want to tow a vehicle that I have to do anything except to turn a dial in order to tow it..
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X2 on everything you said. Additionally, we use our GMC quite frequently to access off road areas. This is my 3 truck that we have towed and I spent yesterday shopping for a new one. I was considering a Ford F150, but after the above comments of having to add a wire to keep the battery charged, it is now off my list. I don't want to tow a vehicle that I have to do anything except to turn a dial in order to tow it..
Any towed vehicle with a compressor type aux brake system will require a charge line from the motorhome. A system that uses the air from a Diesel motorhome and if you don't use one at all will not require one.
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Just wondering why someone would want to tow a 1/2 ton truck as a toad, unless they were going to use it for some sort of work job they were going to. If you like Ford's, the Edge might be a better toad. Dave
F150: 5300 #
Edge: 4100 #
Not much difference due to the aluminum body. So much more room and versatility. A Lariat is not a work truck and it rides better than most cars and SUV's.
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Any towed vehicle with a compressor type aux brake system will require a charge line from the motorhome. A system that uses the air from a Diesel motorhome and if you don't use one at all will not require one.
I've use a brake Buddy for over 10 years and have gone 3-4 days towing on an occasion or two without having to start my vehicle or charge my battery. Never had a problem with a battery going dead.
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Old 10-23-2015, 10:38 AM   #11
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Thanks to all trerads

I did in fact by the F150 4X4 and having tow plate (Demco) installed and wired for $600. The dealer where I bought the truck is picking up the tab, things work fast when you tell them it's a deal killer if they don't. The reason for the 4X4 id that we are traveling out west and do want to stop at a road sign stating "Four wheel drive vehicule only beyond this point" plus my wife doesn't like the idea for shoving 2x4's in her 2015 Impala

Thanks again to all
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