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Flat Towing Accessories for 2012 Ford F150 with EcoBoost Engine

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Hello, I am looking for a complete package for towing our pickup with our 2012 Winnebago 42E class A motorhome. Can you recommend what products are needed.... Baseplate, Towbar, Wiring and breaks?

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The Roadmater base plate kit, part # RM-524431-5 is compatible with your F-150 equipped with the EcoBoost engine.

The Sterling tow bar, part # RM-576 would be a good choice for you. Its 8000 lb capacity will accommodate your F150 with no problem, and the safety cables are included.

There are several options for wiring your F150 for towing (see link), I would recommend the Hopkins Custom Wiring Harness, part # HM56000. This harness is compatible with supplemental braking systems like the Roadmaster InvisiBrake System, part # RM-8700. The InvisiBrake is a set it and forget it installation. I have linked you to an install video showing the InvisiBrake being installed on a Jeep Liberty.

Keep in mind that not all vehicles are capable of being flat towed, some will need modifications in order to be safely flat towed. I would strongly urge you to confirm the towability of your F150 with Ford.

I have linked you to some of our Flat Towing FAQ articles that you might find helpful.

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Neal F.
What wiring components do I need besides HM 56009 for a 7 pull plug connection to rv for flat towing that will charge the battery.
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Reply from Chris R.

If you plan on using a 4-Way plug-in harness like the Hopkins # HM56000 , the best way to wire in a charge line for the towed vehicle battery will be to add the 6-Way Flexo-Coil Kit # RM-146 . You'll want to actually cut off the 4-Way on the Jeep side and wire in the 6-Way socket that comes included in the kit. You can then add the Roadmaster Charge Line # RM-156-25 .

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