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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2017 Ford F-150 Behind an RV

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I want to tow my f150 2017 xlt no led light and what i need exactly I wanna use my even brake 9400 What kind of plug n play harness i need? Did i need a relay? Thanks

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You can use your Even Brake # RM-9400 with your 2017 Ford F-150. The brake light relay # RM-88400 will be needed if you are using anything other than magnetic tow lights such as # C-ATL20A.

For base plates for the F-150 you can use # RM-524431-4. I do not know if you already have a tow bar but if not I recommend a non-binding tow bar such as the Falcon All Terrain # RM-522 rated for 6,000 pounds or the BlackHawk # RM-422 rated for 10,000 pounds. Non-binding tow bars like these mean that you won't have to be perfectly straight and level to hook up or disconnect the truck. If you've ever had to fight with a bound up tow bar you know what a pain it can be.

For safety cables for either of the tow bars above you can use straight cables such as # RM-649 since both tow bars have safety cable channels.

For lighting you could go with a magnetic kit like I mentioned earlier and avoid having to use the brake light relay. Or for a more permanent solution that just plugs into the vehicle you can use # HM56009.

You may also need a high-low adapter to keep the tow bar level. I have included a link to a help article that explains how to measure to determine the size adapter needed, if any.

Be sure to consult your vehicle owners manual for specific information on flat towing the vehicle. I have also included some helpful links to our series of help articles on flat towing for you.

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