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Old 10-06-2021, 02:04 PM   #1
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Caution - 2021 f150 Supplemental Brake Systems

I recently traded in my 2014 f150 for a brand new 2021 f150. When I transfered my Roadmaster Even Brake to my new truck, every braking event locked up the 2021 wheels. It worked perfect in the the old 2014.

After calling Roadmaster, they said that the Even Brake is not compatible with the newer Active Assist Braking Systems in the newer vehicles.

Is anyone else towing an f150? If so, what brake system did you choose?

I'm told that the Roadmaster Brake Master and Invisibrake along with Demco's Air Force 1 systems are compatible.

What's everyone using and are you happy with your choice?

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I recently traded in my 2014 f150 for a brand new 2021 f150. When I transfered my Roadmaster Even Brake to my new truck, every braking event locked up the 2021 wheels. It worked perfect in the the old 2014.

After calling Roadmaster, they said that the Even Brake is not compatible with the newer Active Assist Braking Systems in the newer vehicles.

Is anyone else towing an f150? If so, what brake system did you choose?

I'm told that the Roadmaster Brake Master and Invisibrake along with Demco's Air Force 1 systems are compatible.

What's everyone using and are you happy with your choice?

Mike Gondeck
2013 Thor Tuscany
2021 F150 Lariat

I am just curious here, but did Roadmaster give any explanation of what is actually going on causing the brakes to lock up? Because it sounds to me like the Active Assist Braking is actually operating while the vehicle is being towed. I am sure the newer SRS systems have inputs from pendulum accelerometers, decelerometers, passenger presence sensors and lord knows what else.

It might be these new vehicles do not need a braking system if the anti-collision and emergency "braking assistance" are active just by being towed. Might be time to call Ford, (not the dealer), and ask some questions about the braking systems and flat towing.
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I don't have a 2021, but I'm using the AF1 in my 2019 Raptor without issue.
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Old 10-08-2021, 03:30 PM   #4
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They just said that the Roadmaster Evenbrake was not compatible with the new style of braking systems used on the new f150. The said it was the active assist feature.
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Ford Active Braking System (ABS)

I'm not sure if this will help, but the ABS part of the pre-collision system can be disabled. I also have a 2020 F-150 that I want to use an Even Brake with so hopefully this may allow us to use them. Of course, we will have to remember to reenable the function when not being towed. Not ideal! Still a good idea to call Ford and Roadmaster to be sure it will work safely.

https://www.akinsford.com/blog/how-t...assist-on-off/

"How to Enable or Disable Automatic Emergency Braking"
The Pre-Collision Assist System cannot be disabled, but you can choose to disable the Active Braking feature.

From the Settings menu, select Driver Assist > Pre-Collision.

Toggle Active Braking on or off.

With Active Braking disabled, the Ford Pre-Collision Assist will notify you when a collision risk is detected but will not assist in braking to avoid a collision.

How to Adjust Alert Sensitivity
From the Settings menu, select Driver Assist > Pre-Collision > Alert Sensitivity.

Choose between High, Normal and Low sensitivity settings.

Note: High means earlier, more frequent warnings. Low means fewer warnings.
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