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Blue Ox Flat Tow Set Up For 2018 Ford F-150  


Complete assembly for a 2018 F 150 Ford 4 wheel drive XLT. Would like the Blue OX not sure which model, with braking system, and set up for the truck. Thanks


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We can get your 2018 Ford F-150 set up to be flat towed with Blue Ox base plates and a tow bar, as well as the rest of the parts needed, and I'll go ahead and list out the parts for you below to make it easy to order:

- Base Plate Kit: Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BO74FR

- Tow Bar: Blue Ox Alpha 2 Non-Binding Tow Bar # BX7380

- Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267

- Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay Kit for Towed Vehicles # RM-88400

- Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Towed Vehicles # RM-156-25

- Supplemental Braking System: Demco SBS Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System # DM86VR

The Blue Ox base plates are a really nice choice for your F-150 because Blue Ox has a deserved reputation for the quality, and they also give your truck a nice, clean look when you aren't towing it due to their removable arms. For the tow bar, the Alpha 2 is super easy to use, connecting with arms that self-align; you just connect the tabs and drive your motorhome forward. Disconnecting is easy too, even when you're not on level ground, because you simply turn a handle on the bar to disengage. The tow bar has a 6,500 lb capacity, which is enough for your F-150, and even comes with safety cables so you don't have to purchase those separately.

I really like the Flexo-Coil wiring kit because it is designed to prevent any type of electrical feedback, keeping your Maverick's electrical system safe. The charge line kit is needed to prevent battery drain, and the brake-lite relay is needed to keep your F-150's brake signal from overriding the turn signal

As for the braking system, the Stay-IN-Play DUO is easily the best because it gives you braking proportional to that of your motorhome. So when you hit the brakes on your motorhome, your truck is going to get the same amount of braking power, resulting in much smoother braking than other systems.

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Kyle S

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