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Best Supplemental Braking System for Flat Towing a 2022 Ford F-150  


Hi, I have a 2016 Forest River Berkshire XL 40A diesel pusher and per the spec sheet it says it has Hydraulic Disc Front Brakes and Hydraulic Drum Rear Brakes and I will be towing a 2022 Ford F150 4x4 Platinum Crew Cab Powerboost, I would like to know what is the best recommendation for a supplemental braking system to use for this set up Also is there anything else I need other than the following RM-676 Nighthawk RM38VR Base Plate RM-154 Taillight Wiring RM-15-75 Motorhome Charge Line RM156-25 Vehicle Charge Line Please let me know Thank You


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The parts you're looking at getting for your 2022 Ford F-150 are definitely on point with what I would be recommending. I recommend picking up the Demco SBS Stay-IN-Play DUO # SM99251 and the Brake-Lite Relay Kit # RM-88400 (so your lights work correctly) because it installs one time on your truck and then remains out of the way when you're driving your F-150 normally. The Stay-IN-Play DUO is also known for it's performance and accuracy with braking so you can be confident your F-150 will tow like a dream.

The only other changes I would make is using a high-low adapter (see below) and swapping the wiring kit to the Towing Combo Kit # RM-9284-2 because it has the diodes and wiring but also a cover and locking hitch pin to help secure your tow bar and protect it from the elements. So going with these new parts this is the list you're looking at:

Nighthawk All Terrain Tow Bar - # RM-676
Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - # RM38VR
Towing Combo Kit - # RM-9284-2
Demco SBS Stay-IN-Play DUO - # SM99251 OR # DM86VR with wireless monitor
Brake-Lite Relay Kit - # RM-88400
Motorhome Charge Line Kit - # RM-156-75
Towed Vehicle Charge Line Kit - # RM-156-25
High-Low Adapter - See Attached Article - Base plate kit has 15-1/2" height

Some people also like adding a protector like the Roadmaster Tow Defender # RM-4750 to help prevent road debris from hitting their towed vehicle but it's more of a preference.

I've attached some review videos for you to check out as well.

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Jon G

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