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09-30-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,853
Posted By old_programmer

We need the number from the maximum payload...

We need the number from the maximum payload sticker. It wil say something to the effect of, "the weight of all occupants and their cargo cannot exceed nnnn lbs". From this you need to subtract the...
09-10-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By old_programmer

I know some of the earlier years used the same...

I know some of the earlier years used the same main wiring harness for 4-pin and 7-pin. Follow the 4-pin harness back to where it connects to the main harness if you see a blue wire in the connector...
09-05-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By old_programmer

Payload is what most people run out if first but...

Payload is what most people run out if first but you also need to be concerned about hitch receiver, GCVW and GAWR ratings as exceeding any means the trailer is too heavy for the vehicle. From the...
08-14-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,317
Posted By old_programmer

We traded in our last trailer as the price the...

We traded in our last trailer as the price the dealer offered was about a $1K less than I probably could have gotten on a private sale. I figured it was worth it not having to figure out where to put...
06-17-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By old_programmer

It is a proportional controller.

It is a proportional controller.
06-13-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,834
Posted By old_programmer

There is not one answer of maximum towing weight....

There is not one answer of maximum towing weight. It varies from truck to truck and owner to owner as it is all based on truck weight ratings, passengers and cargo. If any one of the numerous...
06-13-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By old_programmer

From 2015 on there is no fuse or relay to...

From 2015 on there is no fuse or relay to install. Starting in 2015 the smart trailer program detects the trailer brakes and activates the 12V aux line however the wire is only 18 gauge (might be 16)...
05-29-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,625
Posted By old_programmer

Good to hear you found it. I wasn't at my truck...

Good to hear you found it. I wasn't at my truck so couldn't remember the name of the display but was referring to the one that has the vehicle stats. When on longer trips towing I always give the...
05-26-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,625
Posted By old_programmer

You should be fine as far as weights go. If you...

You should be fine as far as weights go. If you are really concerned about the transmission temperatures on the 2017 you should have the ability to read the actual temps via the display. I don't...
05-26-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,923
Posted By old_programmer

I towed a 3100 lbs loaded trailer with ours and...

I towed a 3100 lbs loaded trailer with ours and didn't do anything special other than use the Equal-i-zer we had from our previous tow vehicle. I really didn't need the WDH for it but as the hitch...
05-24-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,865
Posted By old_programmer

They don't require a brake controller they...

They don't require a brake controller they require trailer brakes. A trailer with surge brakes would meet this requirement. As many folks who tow are towing boat trailers with surge brakes why force...
05-21-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 89,185
Posted By old_programmer

It is only the Ford integrated controller that...

It is only the Ford integrated controller that needs to be flashed. After market brake controllers function independently of the vehicle's computer system.

The max tow rating in the brochures is a...
05-21-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,665
Posted By old_programmer

I'll admit a bias here but I would go with the...

I'll admit a bias here but I would go with the 2.7L and 10-speed transmission over the 3.3L and 6-speed just because of uncertainty of future needs. It's also a fun little engine when set to sport...
05-11-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By old_programmer

Air bags would not resolve the issue of weight...

Air bags would not resolve the issue of weight being removed from the front end that can result in steering issues. The only way to accomplish putting weight back on the front is with a WDH or by...
05-11-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,834
Posted By old_programmer

As others have said you really need the...

As others have said you really need the information from physical stickers on the truck and then do the math. Even if the math works out, which I doubt it will, IMO 7K is too much for the 2.7L and...
05-04-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,030
Posted By old_programmer

You should be fine. Your trailer GVW is in the...

You should be fine. Your trailer GVW is in the actual weight range I tow. If your truck came with the 53A towing pkg you already have a transmission cooler and upgraded front stabilizer bar. You will...
04-29-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,613
Posted By old_programmer

Towing mirrors are not included in the Max tow...

Towing mirrors are not included in the Max tow pkg and have to be ordered separately. The Max tow includes a heavier bumper/receiver assembly so could account for some of the weight difference over...
07-05-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,645
Posted By old_programmer

It would be tip to tail for the calculations. In...

It would be tip to tail for the calculations. In general conversations I would guess most folks are talking box length as that is what the manufacturers and RV dealers use to sell them.
06-15-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,298
Posted By old_programmer

I looked my truck up. It is a 2015 2.7L XLT and...

I looked my truck up. It is a 2015 2.7L XLT and has the trailer tow pkg (53A). The esit site lists it as Heavy Duty Trailer Towing.

My guess is the Medium Duty is the 53B pkg which does not...
06-08-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,822
Posted By old_programmer

Without the tow pkg your truck's maximum towing...

Without the tow pkg your truck's maximum towing is 500/5000 lbs. Yes the auxiliary transmission cooler is needed to go above that. I tow a 3100 lbs TT and personally would tow that without the...
05-03-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,569
Posted By old_programmer

I have had the issue of lazy drivers and...

I have had the issue of lazy drivers and misdelivered packages from both FedEx and UPS. Usually it is just a lazy driver who decides it's getting late and doesn't want to come down my road. I try to...
04-30-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,634
Posted By old_programmer

You need to know the delivered pin weight of the...

You need to know the delivered pin weight of the trailer. You also need to determine the weight of passengers and cargo you will be carrying in the truck. If the actual pin weight is less than the...
04-26-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,694
Posted By old_programmer

Sold my Explorer via Craigslist. I met the person...

Sold my Explorer via Craigslist. I met the person at convenient busy grocery store to look the vehicle over. The buyer was alone and I was comfortable with him so we took a test drive around the...
04-23-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,805
Posted By old_programmer

Here's my take of sway control. I don't need a...

Here's my take of sway control. I don't need a WDH to tow my travel trailer as it is well under the 500/5000 lb weight limits. My previous TV did need a WDH to tow the trailer so I had an Equal-i-zer...
04-20-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By old_programmer

I assume the connector has 12v on the Aux line...

I assume the connector has 12v on the Aux line (pin 4). According to what I was told by Ford this line is only meant to maintain the battery and run a few low current things like clocks. The wire...
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