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Old 05-29-2017, 04:23 PM   #11
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I bought my F150 in 2014. The first time I towed my old pop-up it drained the battery instead of charging it. I always meant to take it in but I never got around to it.

Now I'm glad I didn't because it would have been humiliating. I was browsing a thread on here and they mentioned that the towing relay and fuse usually came in the glove box. I just looked and sure enough, there they were.

Now that is pretty embarrassing. For three years I've been disconnecting the battery every time I towed my camper when the parts I needed were sitting 5 feet from me.

This forum has been a big help.
Was it this thread, Johnny?: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f2...tml#post411956

In other words, you ain't the only one, brother!
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I honestly don't recall which thread I read it in. Still, it makes me feel better knowing someone else did the same thing.
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Old 05-30-2017, 10:44 AM   #13
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I asked the Ford dealer why they do it after I found mine years ago. They said Ford does this since the same fuse block is used in many different trucks with and without the tow package. It was easier and cheaper to toss the parts in the glove box than installing on trucks without a tow package.
But does Ford not charge for the tow package? Should the charge not actually include installing the parts required for towing?
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Old 05-30-2017, 11:52 AM   #14
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But does Ford not charge for the tow package? Should the charge not actually include installing the parts required for towing?
Technically speaking, it's not required.
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Old 05-30-2017, 12:32 PM   #15
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I'd be pretty upset with a dealer that didn't install them for me or didn't inform me that I should install them if I plan to tow a trailer.

When I bought my truck it came with an HD towing platform with a 2 1/2 inch receiver. The TT's safety chains wouldn't fasten to the platform because the heavy duty metal and holes were too thick and too spread out. I went back to the dealership and they claimed they had never had a customer with that problem before (which I found hard to believe). After weeks of thinking & searching, I found over-sized 5/8 inch Quick Links. When I went back and shared that information with the service manager, he acted like he couldn't care less. In one ear and out the other.

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Old 05-30-2017, 12:48 PM   #16
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I didn't have this problem with my 150. I think the dealer caught it during the PDI they do. They are charging you over 1000 dollars for dealer handling. It's nice that sometimes they do more than run it through a 3 dollar car wash and remove the shrink wrap from the seats.
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Old 05-30-2017, 02:26 PM   #17
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Real trucks are ready to tow right out of the box.
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Real trucks are ready to tow right out of the box.
OH no you di'ent!
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Lol, well FWIW I towed my friends Ram 2500 out of a ditch last winter. He didn't need to install a fuse, but he needed my Ford to save his butt
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Real trucks are ready to tow right out of the box.
Only toy trucks come in boxes.
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