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Old 03-25-2017, 08:20 PM   #1
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F150 Back up sticker use on Airstream?

I have a 2016 F150 with Pro Trailer back up assist. This requires the use of a sticker on the tongue of the Airstream between 7 and 22 back on the tongue (a-frame) ....

It appears to me that would be about where the Propane tank box sits on the frame.

Anybody using a F150 with the pro-backup assist feature how did you put the sticker on the tongue (A-frame)? Did you get everything to work properly.

We pick up our FC 27FB on Monday -- and while I can back up not using this feature-- the pro back up assist is a great feature

thanks for your help

Mike
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Old 03-25-2017, 09:58 PM   #2
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I have a 2016 F150 with Pro Trailer back up assist. This requires the use of a sticker on the tongue of the Airstream between 7 and 22 back on the tongue (a-frame) ....

It appears to me that would be about where the Propane tank box sits on the frame.

Anybody using a F150 with the pro-backup assist feature how did you put the sticker on the tongue (A-frame)? Did you get everything to work properly.

We pick up our FC 27FB on Monday -- and while I can back up not using this feature-- the pro back up assist is a great feature

thanks for your help

Mike
I believe this post has something on the backup assist sticker placement including a picture where it worked for one member. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...-147273-2.html
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Old 03-26-2017, 06:36 PM   #3
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Mike - I have the the sticker mounted right up against the propane tank. Works pretty well except in harsh sunlight. The truck can't locate the sticker. I THINK... there is too much reflection from the propane tank cover. When I get around to it I want to try throwing a blanket over the tank cover or something to reduce the reflection. Hey good luck and let me know if you figure anything out!
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Mike - I have a 2016 F150 with pro trailer back up assist and a 2016 FC 25 FB Twin. Using magnets, I mounted a 6" x 2" metal plate on the trailer A-frame right next to the propane cover and stuck the required checkered sticker on that metal plate. Once programmed, this setup has continued to worked very well for me. Congratulations on your new FC!
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Mike - I have a 2016 F150 with pro trailer back up assist and a 2016 FC 25 FB Twin. Using magnets, I mounted a 6" x 2" metal plate on the trailer A-frame right next to the propane cover and stuck the required checkered sticker on that metal plate. Once programmed, this setup has continued to worked very well for me. Congratulations on your new FC!


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Mike - I don't, but am glad to take some and send them along. I will be getting my trailer out of storage next weekend. You can email me at Dean7197@gmail.com and I will send the pics to your email address.
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My husband got frustrated and went to the dealership. They learned with him.
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I have a 2016 25-foot Flying Cloud and a 2016 F-150 with Back-up assist. I placed the sticker within the required range, which butted it right up against the propane tanks and it works perfectly, except sometimes when in harsh, direct sunlight, as mentioned above. While the back up assist is pretty convenient, I would make sure you practice backing up without it until you are comfortable so you don't have to depend on something like that. Backing up without it is really not difficult to learn when you have the time to practice without pressure.
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Am I the only guy who sees irony in the fact that Ford created a feature where you have to affix a sticker to your trailer and put a blanket over it to backup in sunlight then called it the "pro" backup feature? Those Ford marketing guys... what a stitch!
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Had the same dilemma with my 2016 Ford F-150 and FC 25......mounted the sticker corner just slightly under the propane tank which was at the lower limits of the Ford recommended parameters. Back up assist seems to work unless I'm making sharp right or left turns (anything much greater than 45 degrees) with the trailer at which point the system loses contact with the sticker and fails. As a result I have learned to back up the trailer the old fashioned way which I actually now prefer. Would not spend the extra money on the back-up assist if I had to do it over again...
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Old 03-27-2017, 07:25 PM   #11
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I have set up 2 other trailers ( one Motorcycle trailer & one travel trailer) and it worked well on both.

I took delivery of my 2017 FC 27FB ... there is room to put the sticker 7" back from the ball - it fits just in front of the LP tank --- so it should work well

I will report back once I set it up ..
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JEEZ, YOU GUYS!
Have you forgotten to K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stoopid!)

My 2015 Ford F-150 does NOT have a 'Back-up assist'. only a back up camera.
I have a silver ball, that I can aim under a coupler with a piece of yellow tape on it, and when the ball disappears, I'm there.
With-in an 1/8" ready to drop the coupler.
It takes about ten-20 seconds. It's that simple!
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the back up assist feature is used to move the trailer not hook it up.

I learned to drive backing travel trailers for my Dad who sold them on the side. I am rather proficient at backing but when this feature is set up properly I can put the wheels easily over a dime by simply using the control knob and not touching the steering wheel.

It is better and faster than a VERY proficient backer. Not perfect-- but darn good.
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the back up assist feature is used to move the trailer not hook it up.

I learned to drive backing travel trailers for my Dad who sold them on the side. I am rather proficient at backing but when this feature is set up properly I can put the wheels easily over a dime by simply using the control knob and not touching the steering wheel.

It is better and faster than a VERY proficient backer. Not perfect-- but darn good.
Hmmm! Good point.
I stand corrected.

But, what's this about a "Sticker" on the A-frame?
Is this not used to line up the TV to hook the ball?
Or something else?
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