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Old 03-30-2017, 07:21 AM   #1
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Couple of Q's re: New Tow Vehicle

Hi,

We are looking to shortly purchase a 25ft FC. The plan is to tow with a 2017 Ford F150 (factory fitted tow packages) with 3.5L V6 Ecoboost.

I have a couple of questions:

1. Any comments on the choice of TV? For the specific configuration, we are rated to trailer loads up to 10500LB, it also has a class IV hitch factory installed etc.

2. The TV has the Ford pro-trailer backup assist functionality. I understand from research set-up there is a specific decal to be positioned 7-22 inches back from the ball coupler on the a-frame. Question - is there sufficient enough horizontal surface of the a-frame available to locate this decal (I think about 5 inches long) and, if not, does anyone know if the decal can be installed vertically (i.e. on the low part of the propane tank cover, and the backup assist still function correctly?

Many thanks for any wisdom on these points.
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Old 03-30-2017, 07:57 AM   #3
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We just picked up our 2017 F150 3.5 Eco last night. I haven't installed the stickers yet, but will this weekend. The instructions say to place the sticker between 7 and 22 inches from the trailer ball hitch on a horizontal surface. The illustration shows ideally on top of the A frame between the propane tanks and jack. They gave us six stickers. I've heard of people placing the stickers on a magnetic plate and moving the plate around to read exactly what you need. They say once the sticker is placed, you can't remove it without ruining it. Maybe that's why they gave me six. Good luck to both of us.
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Thanks very much.
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Hi,

We are looking to shortly purchase a 25ft FC. The plan is to tow with a 2017 Ford F150 (factory fitted tow packages) with 3.5L V6 Ecoboost.

I have a couple of questions:

1. Any comments on the choice of TV? For the specific configuration, we are rated to trailer loads up to 10500LB, it also has a class IV hitch factory installed etc.

2. The TV has the Ford pro-trailer backup assist functionality. I understand from research set-up there is a specific decal to be positioned 7-22 inches back from the ball coupler on the a-frame. Question - is there sufficient enough horizontal surface of the a-frame available to locate this decal (I think about 5 inches long) and, if not, does anyone know if the decal can be installed vertically (i.e. on the low part of the propane tank cover, and the backup assist still function correctly?

Many thanks for any wisdom on these points.
I have a 2015 F-150, Ecoboost, that at first towed a 25' FC, then a little later, a current 30' FC.
The Ford is a crew cab, max. tow pkg. 3.55 final drive, and is rated for 12,200 lbs.
Works for me.
Sorry, can't advise on back-up assist; don't have it.
Nice, daily driver too.
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