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Comparing Roadmaster and Demco Parts to Flat Tow 2016 Ford F-150


Please advise the difference between the Roadmaster system as you recommend and the Demco system. I am ready to make a purchase and want to buy the better system. Will either system come with complete installation instructions? What about installation video?


Expert Reply:

There is little difference between the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-524431-5 and Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit # DM9519318, each of which fit your 2016 Ford F-150, as both base plate kits will give your truck a clean look and come with complete instructions. The photo I added is of the Roadmaster # RM-524431-5 base plates on a '16 F-150 and there is an installation video for the EZ5 base plates on a 2016 F-150 which I linked for you, though there is not one for the Demco.

The reason to go with the Roadmaster set up really is the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar w/ LED Lights # RM-676, which is compatible with the EZ5 base plate kit and is the best tow bar on the market. The Demco Dominator Non-Binding Tow Bar # DM9511008 is a solid option but the Nighthawk's features - its LED lights, guides for its integrated safety cables and electrical cord with 7-way plug on one end and 6-way plug on the other end - make it the best choice.

Apart from the base plate kit and tow bar the other parts you will need are:

- Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles # HM56009
- SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System # SM99251
- Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay Kit for Towed Vehicles # RM-88400
- Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Towed Vehicles # RM-156-25

A high-low adapter may also be needed; you can check out the link to the help article I added on how to choose the correct adapter. I have also added a link to our selection of adapters, as well as links to the available install videos of some of these parts on an F-150 for you to reference.

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