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Powering Blue Ox Braking Buddy on 2016 Ford F-150 that Cuts Off Power Supply When Flat-Towing  


Flat towing a 2016 ford 150 In a recent response, your expert indicated that this vehicle is flat towable. Your expert also recommended blue ox tow accessories including the brake buddy. What your expert failed to address is that the 2016 Ford F-150 12volt and 110 power supply inside the vehicle shuts off after about 30 minutes of towing, leaving the brake buddy powerless. Looking forward to expert advice on how to rectify this issue.


Expert Reply:

You can get around this feature of the Ford F-150 by installing a power outlet like # RM-9332 directly to your truck battery and plugging the braking system into it.

To provide a maintenance charge to your battery and prevent the braking system from quickly draining it, you can also run a charge wire such as the Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Towed Vehicles, # RM-156-25. This kit maintains the battery charge in your towed vehicle during towing using the 6-way or 7-way plug at the front of your towed car. If no charge line is present in your RV, the kit also requires Roadmaster's motor home battery line, # RM-156-75.

I've attached several review and installation videos of these products for you to check out.

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