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Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2015 Ford F-150 with Demco Excali-Bar III Tow Bar

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I am about to pickup my f450 class c motor home. I am thinking about flat towing my 2015 ford f150 4x4 occasionally. I believe the demco 10500 pound tow bars would be adequate. What other parts would I need.

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Yes, the Demco Excali-Bar II tow bar part # DM9511013 would do an excellent job flat towing your 2015 Ford F-150. You will need a few other items as well to complete your flat towing setup like the Demco base plate kit part # DM9519318.

For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install on the front of your towed vehicle and enough coiled wire to go from there to the RV.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking in the vehicle being flat towed. The easiest system to set up and use is the Blue Ox Patriot # BRK2019, that applies 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.

Most likely you will also need a high low adapter so that the tow bar will be level when you are flat towing. I attached a link to a page that has all of the ones we carry.

I have included a couple of helpful links to our articles on flat towing for you. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for more specific information on flat towing your vehicle.

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