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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 Ford F-150 King Ranch with LED Tail Lights Behind an RV

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I have a 2016 f150 kingranch an I wont to tow it with my motor home it has led tail lights the lights has 10 wires coming out of them one is for just the turn one for brake one is for tail light so can u help me thanks

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For tow bar wiring for your 2016 Ford F-150 I recommend going with a magnetic kit # RM-2120. The issue is that the diode kits and converters that go with them are not rated for use with LED tail lights. The best option then is going to be a magnetic kit. And having a wireless system means you won't have to run any wires or worry about complicated installations on the truck.

Since the lights are magnetic you may need to use tow light partners # TLP01 in the windows of the truck if the lights won't attach to the aluminum body.

For the other parts needed I recommend base plates # BO74FR. And for a compatible tow bar that comes with safety cables that can also handle the weight of the truck I recommend the Avail # BX7420 rated for 10,000 pounds. This tow bar also comes with safety cables. You may also need a high/low adapter to tow the truck level. I have linked a help article explaining how to measure for one.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking on the vehicle being flat towed. One of the preferred systems for our installers and what I recommend is the SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO proportional system, # SM99251. It will apply the vehicle brakes in proportion to how much the tow vehicle is braking. This is the safest way to stop and it reduces wear and tear on both vehicles.

Be sure to consult your vehicle owners manual for specific information on flat towing the vehicle. I have also included some helpful links to our series of help articles on flat towing for you.

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