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Flat Towing Package for 2009-2010 Ford F-150

Powerful enough to handle your hauling needs but compact enough to tow behind your motorhome, the Ford F-150 is one of the most popular trucks to flat tow. In order to bring your beloved 2009-2010 model year pickup along for the ride, you'll need a flat tow setup designed to work with your vehicle. Fortunately, we've done the hard part already and chosen the best flat tow products for you. Check out our custom pre-made packages below, or scroll down to learn how to piece together your own kit.*Note: Compatibility with "special edition" models, such as the Harley Davidson and SVT Raptor, may vary. Check our Fitguide for a confirmed fit.
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Flat Towing Components:
  • Base Plates
  • Tow Bar
  • Safety Cables
  • Tow Bar Wiring
  • Supplemental Braking System
  • Additional Components

Flat Towing Packages

Every flat-towed vehicle requires the same 5 components: base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, wiring, and a braking system.That said, there's plenty of variety in these products, plus additional parts that may be required for certain vehicles. Your F-150, for instance, requires a brake-lite relay. You can also purchase optional covers, screens, and guards to protect your vehicle and flat towing components from wear and tear. We've hand-picked the best products confirmed to fit your 2009 or 2010 F-150.
F-150 Packages
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Ford F-150 Roadmaster Flat Tow Package
Why Go With Roadmaster?
  • Falcon All Terrain tow bar's Quick-Disconnect system makes hookup easy
  • InvisiBrake System provides integrated battery protection
  • Hidden bracket base plate design offers clean look
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Ford F-150 Demco Flat Tow Package
Why Go With Demco?
  • Demco Commander's independently adjustable tow bar arms make it easy to connect and disconnect
  • SMI's Stay-In-Play DUO braking system provides natural, proportional braking
  • No protruding brackets on base plates—hidden reinforcement offers clean design
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Ford F-150 Preferred Etrailer Flat Tow Package
Why Go With etrailer Preferred?
  • Roadmaster's Direct-Connect base plate kit is virtually invisible—no quick-disconnect crossbar required
  • Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain tow bar includes LED lights and cable guides for easy hookup
  • SMI's Stay-In-Play DUO provides natural, proportional braking
How do we select our etrailer preferred packages?You ask. We answer.
Through our "Ask an Expert" system, our customers often ask which flat tow products we recommend for their vehicle. Our experts hand-select the top products available based on brand quality, durability, ease of use, and convenience. In order to help even more customers find the best products, we took the top products hand-picked by our Experts and created our etrailer Preferred Kit just for your vehicle. See why our Expert Jon G. recommends these products!View Expert Q&A
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This package was hand-picked for you by Jon G.
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Ford F-150 Flat Tow Restrictions

There are no distance or speed limitations when flat towing the 2009-2010 Ford F-150. Note that only 4WD F-150 trucks may be flat towed; 2WD trucks should only be towed with all wheels off the ground. All F-150 trucks prior to the 2012 model year must also have a manual-shift transfer case in order to be flat towed, as no recreational towing is permitted with vehicles with electronic-shift transfer cases.

Choosing Your Own Flat Tow Package

We recommend the above products for their value, quality, and ease of use. However, if you choose to go with another option, keep the following considerations in mind:
Base Plate and Tow Bar Flat Tow Setup

Base Plate/Tow Bar Compatibility

It's important to make sure your tow bar and base plates are compatible with each other. A good rule of thumb is to use the same manufacturer for both. If you have base plates or a tow bar of one brand and wish to use a counterpart from a different manufacturer, you will likely need an adapter. Check out our base plate adapter table for help on choosing the correct product.
Hitch Mount Vs Coupler Style Tow Bars

Hitch Mount vs. Coupler Mount Tow Bars

Tow bars come in two styles: motorhome-mounted (hitch mount style) and vehicle-mounted (coupler style). For frequent RVers, motorhome-mounted tow bars are generally preferable. They provide a more stable connection, are easy to adjust, and do not require a separate coupler. For those who RV less frequently, a vehicle-mounted tow bar is a more economical option. Watch: Best Tow Bar Options
Tow Bar Safety Cables

Safety Cable Capacity and Style

Safety cables come in a variety of capacities, so keep the weight of your vehicle in mind when choosing a product. Blue Ox, Demco, and certain premium Roadmaster tow bars include safety cables, and you can also purchase them separately. Both coiled and straight cables are available. The coiled design helps keep the safety cables from dragging the ground, while straight cables work best with tow bars that have channels, or cable guides, for the safety cables to feed through.
Flat Tow Wiring Harness

Hardwired vs. Removable Tail Light Kits

There are a variety of wiring harness available. You can use your existing tail lights by installing a kit that plugs or splices into your F-150's current wiring. There are also kits available that allow you to bypass your vehicle's wiring altogether. Many of these kits are also removable, which can be a benefit if you plan to tow infrequently. However, if you plan on frequent towing, a permanent hardwired kit is usually a better option.
Supplemental Braking System
Braking System TypesWhen it comes to supplemental braking systems, you'll want to consider what type of brakes you have (air, hydraulic, or air over hydraulic). You'll also need to choose between fixed and portable systems. If you plan on towing infrequently, or if you plan on towing multiple vehicles, consider a portable system. However, if you're looking for something more permanent that does not have to be removed or replaced, you'll likely want to go with a fixed system.
Stop Light Switch

Additional Components

In addition to your 5 main components, you'll also need a few additional parts to make your setup fully functional.
  • Stop Light Switch: Required for 2009-2010 Ford F-150. Required to prevent the truck's brake signal from overriding the turn signal sent from the RV when applying the brakes during a turn.
  • Charge Line Kit: Maintains the battery charge in your towed vehicle (not required when using the Roadmaster Invisibrake, which provides its own charge).
A variety of optional screens, covers, and other accessories are also available for your vehicle and flat tow components.
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