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Old 11-07-2018, 07:17 PM   #1
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The Most Innovative Pickup-Truck Features, From Trunks to Trailer Assists

Never knew some of this was available. I actually wonder how functional some of these will be after a couple of years of use and abuse.
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Old 11-07-2018, 07:36 PM   #2
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Never knew some of this was available. I actually wonder how functional some of these will be after a couple of years of use and abuse.

Out of curiosity I watched a neighbor use their Ford with that feature while parking a TT. It was constantly over-steering. I can do a better job myself. Set the mirrors so I can see the rear TT tires and the back sides of the trailer and go for it.
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Technology will continue to change over the years. Younger folks like all the bells and whistles. I can do with out just makes everything cost more and all the more to go wrong. Later RJD
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I have Ford's tailgate step on my truck. The older I get, the more I appreciate it...
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:50 AM   #5
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My buddy has that step too and swears by it. I just got a 2015 F150, I don't think it has that. What trim line did you have to buy to get the step? FX?
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:27 AM   #6
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My buddy has that step too and swears by it. I just got a 2015 F150, I don't think it has that. What trim line did you have to buy to get the step? FX?
It can be on any trim last time I looked when buying my 2016.
I love it and the trailer assist seems useful for more precise backing like when I back my boat into a garage.
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:39 AM   #7
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So I guess it was an option. Too bad I can't retrofit it with it. Didn't see anything online.
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You can buy an after market step. The step bolts up where the frame and bumper are joined. It swings down, so you can step on it, and then onto the tailgate.

https://www.autoanything.com/hitch-b...ble-truck-step

I'm not sure if this is the brand I bought, or not. After paying cash to get one of my knees scoped, the price seems pretty reasonable. It works well, and although not as cool as a built in factory step, it does the job.
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Technology will continue to change over the years. Younger folks like all the bells and whistles. I can do with out just makes everything cost more and all the more to go wrong. Later RJD
That's what a friend of mine used to say about power windows makes the truck cost more and something else to go wrong Crank windows no longer exist now a days.
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katkt, I was looking at those. Certainly not as cool as the built into the tailgate one, but I'm starting to have a little bit concern hopping off the tailgate these days at 53 yrs old and 268 lbs! I'm afraid I might damage my driveway, lol.
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