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Old 07-26-2020, 09:39 AM   #21
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No my wife and I love our HW296 you get the air movement like a Pup, plus we hate AC to cold for us at our age. We don't feel the heat much anymore.
You don't need AC where you live. Especially if you go to Maine. You will need heat.
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Old 07-26-2020, 11:49 AM   #22
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No way could I do without AC. I was getting overheated on my trip last week in the humid 80s and needed AC to bring me back to life.

We took our dog on a 1 mile hike. She got overheated and needed the AC as well.

Unless you're a skelton, I can't see how you wouldn't need AC. You can always put more clothes on in the cold. You can't peel your skin off in heat to stay cooler.

BTW, the 9300 lbs tow capacity is what my previous 2012 F150 5.0L w/3.73 locker and 6 speed trans was rated at. It pulled my 29' Bunkhouse without issue and pretty easily. With travel trailers, it's not the tow rating that gets you, it's your truck's payload and axle ratings, that limit your overall weight you tow.
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Old 07-26-2020, 08:08 PM   #23
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Yes thanks. I setup my ULUMA 4X8 Utility Trailer with backup Pro Assist alls I can say is wow it blows my mind. Really love the new truck that's another wow.
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Nice truck. Looks like you got the Rapid Red. Nice color. I didn't like the previous Ruby Red all that much. It kept screaming 'old man'. The Rapid Red is more Red and much better IMO.

I just got my 2019 in January 2020. I wanted the deep discounts so I got a 2019 like I would had ordered it.




I have the Max Tow package but Ford literature is opposition to each other so I either have 10,800 lbs of towing or 12,700 lbs of towing.

With my second 2716g falling apart yet again, wife wants to get rid of it and never get another Forest River product. I'm sort of in agreement.

We are deciding if to go to a 32' bunkhouse or a smaller 25' to 26' bunkhouse. We came from a 29' bunkhouse when we traded it for the first 2019 2716g.

So getting the Max Tow Package worked out for us since a travel trailer is likely in the not so distant future.

BTW, never set up the Pro Backup Assist in either my 2016 F150 or my 2019 F150, even when towing my previous 29' bunkhouse. Figured I'd lose my skill to do it if I let a nanny do it for me. Not that hard to do anyhow after you get use to doing it.

Good luck with your new F150, the 3.5L Eco and 10 speed trans, make for some muscle car performance.
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Old 07-26-2020, 10:13 PM   #24
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Yes thanks. I setup my ULUMA 4X8 Utility Trailer with backup Pro Assist alls I can say is wow it blows my mind. Really love the new truck that's another wow.
Being you got a truck more featured than a Lincoln, I can see why it's Wow.

In fact with the High Output 3.5L Ecoboost, you're truck in just as fast or faster, than all Mustangs except the current 5.0L Coyote Mustangs and Special Edition Stangs.
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Old 07-27-2020, 11:10 PM   #25
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Being you got a truck more featured than a Lincoln, I can see why it's Wow.

In fact with the High Output 3.5L Ecoboost, you're truck in just as fast or faster, than all Mustangs except the current 5.0L Coyote Mustangs and Special Edition Stangs.
I've got a Tonneau Cover coming for it on Friday. I just put the Weather Tech floor liners in today front and rear.
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Old 07-29-2020, 02:05 PM   #26
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I've got a Tonneau Cover coming for it on Friday. I just put the Weather Tech floor liners in today front and rear.
Nice, got to accessorize.
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Old 07-30-2020, 07:27 PM   #27
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Nice looking truck
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Old 07-30-2020, 07:57 PM   #28
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Brake control

Please let me know when you have completed the setup does your electric brakes work.
Mine will only work by moving the level on the controller inside the cab.
It does not work by applying the foot brake.
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Old 07-30-2020, 08:17 PM   #29
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Please let me know when you have completed the setup does your electric brakes work.
Mine will only work by moving the level on the controller inside the cab.
It does not work by applying the foot brake.
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Is yours the Ford OEM controller or an aftermarket controller?
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Old 07-30-2020, 08:21 PM   #30
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Don't know if you have the blind spot system too. My 2018 does, and at least on my truck, it was a little tricky to set that up. 3 dealers couldn't figure it out, but I found a YouTube video that explained that I had to drill down about 3 layers into a menu to select the function "on" when towing. Good luck, sharp truck! On my 3rd and loved them all.
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Old 07-30-2020, 08:33 PM   #31
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Please let me know when you have completed the setup does your electric brakes work.
Mine will only work by moving the level on the controller inside the cab.
It does not work by applying the foot brake.
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You didnít say what specific truck you have, I have a 2017 F-150 with 3.5 and integrated trailer brake and all the other trailer do-dads. My braking works for the trailer through the 7 pin harness both with the lever on the dash and via the brake pedal. I hate to ask this, so no offense intended but, how do you know the brakes arenít working with the pedal?
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Old 07-30-2020, 09:08 PM   #32
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here is my brand new tow truck

what's the payload on that?
i had a 2019 KR with 1,582 lbs payload--traded it in on a 2020 F 250
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Old 07-30-2020, 09:11 PM   #33
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You will love it! I have a 2018 King Ranch with all the goodies and it tows my 7000 lb trailer like no tomorrow. It's my cowboy Lincoln.
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Old 07-30-2020, 10:26 PM   #34
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Please let me know when you have completed the setup does your electric brakes work.
Mine will only work by moving the level on the controller inside the cab.
It does not work by applying the foot brake.
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How do you know they aren't working? Did you adjust the gain? If they are adjusted correctly, you shouldn't really feel them.
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Old 07-30-2020, 11:12 PM   #35
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[QUOTE=Cowboy6201;2375453]I just bought this Brand new 2020 Ford F-150 Limited Fully Loaded to tow my HW296 with.

Nice, congrats! I tow my HW277 with a 2019, F150 and I love them both!
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Old 07-30-2020, 11:50 PM   #36
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Please take no offense from this but I have a 2019 F150 Lariat with that backup thing and I will never use it. I have two mirrors and have drove truck and trailers for 50 yrs. Was driving tankers to farms at 15 picking up milk and taking it to dairyís. I do use my wife on my blind side once in a while and thatís a good thing.
As someone who is also perfectly capable of backing my trailer, I say don't knock it till you try it. I frequently travel alone, so the bells and whistles like 360 cameras and Backup assist really help make things less stressful sometimes in tight spaces when I don't have a helper. It's actually more useful when you want to backup straight than turning. IMHO. Just engage and back It can see the trailer getting "off" before you even realize it's happening no matter how good you are.

Not too long ago my GPS failed me and took me down a fairly straight dead end road with no place to turn around. I backed straight back out more than 500 yards only making a few slight course corrections. I just had to enlist a random helper to stop traffic so I could back out into the main road. Could I have done it without? Sure. But I just sat there and checked my mirrors as the truck backed my trailer up by itself.

I usually do things the old fashioned way, but when it's handy it's handy.
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On the brake question Iíve got the gain as high as it will go but using the brake pedal it just doesnít seem to slow the trailer down.
Iím going to check the current output on the 7 connection plug.
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On the brake question Iíve got the gain as high as it will go but using the brake pedal it just doesnít seem to slow the trailer down.
Iím going to check the current output on the 7 connection plug.
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You didn't answer my question in post #29.
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Old 07-31-2020, 06:00 AM   #39
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I just bought this Brand new 2020 Ford F-150 Limited Fully Loaded to tow my HW296 with.

I've gotta setup the Pro Backup Assists.
I've got some measuring to do to set it up.
I've got a sticker to place on the Campers frame, 7 to 21" from the center of the ball.
Then I got to measure from the license plate to the middle of the both tires, then measure from the camera on the tailgate to sticker on the frame., then I got to put the readings in the truck on the center info screen in the dash, if it shows a red circle around the sticker on the frame I can complete the setup, if not I have to check my measurements again then try the readings again.
When it is complete to finish it I have to drive forward between 4 to 25 MPH to complete the setup Fully.

This Truck is rated for 9300 Lbs to tow, this will be more than enough to tow my HW296 with. Attachment 234725Attachment 234726Attachment 234727
Very nice. Oh, wait a minute, is that a scratch I see on the back bumper?

Nah, on closer examination its just a reflection.
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Old 07-31-2020, 08:33 AM   #40
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I have a 2018 Platinum in Magma Red and LOVE it! It is supposedly rated to tow 12,700 pounds, but you know what, screw the guide, you can only tow what you have payload for. 6400 is the limit for the Platinum with 1557 payload. Tows great, but with me and two kids it was right at the GVWR limit. Bought a 12 F350 King Ranch to do the towing instead, and just drive my F150 for fun now, and I miss driving it due to this stupid bug crap going around. Last time I put gas in was March, where I used to fill once a week.
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