Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2017 Ford F-150


what parts are needed to flat tow 2017 F-150


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Flat towing requires a number of components including base plates, tow bar, a lighting/wiring kit, safety cables, a supplemental braking system and a high/low hitch adapter. Each of these is detailed in the linked articles on flat towing.

The Roadmaster base plates you referenced, part # RM-524431-5, are a confirmed fit as long as you do not have the Raptor version, but a better choice is the Blue Ox kit # BX2671 which features twist-lock draw bars. The others use hitch pins that can get lost so I suggest the Blue Ox base plates.

For a tow bar I suggest the Alpha # BX7365 which works great with the recommended base plates. This tow bar also includes the required safety cables, saving you that expense.

For a braking system you can use the Patriot # BRK2019, which features wireless operation and which is fully portable. For lighting I suggest inexpensive magnetic lights # TL21RK which do not require cutting into the pickup's wiring and that take only moments to install.

For a high/low adapter to keep the tow bar level you can refer to the linked article for help in selecting an item like # BX88130.

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