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Old 05-16-2018, 10:09 PM   #1
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Ford Pro Trailer Backup Assist

When our new 2108DS arrives next week, we will set up the Pro Trailer Backup Assist feature on our F-150. After reading the instruction manual and watching Fordís YouTube videos, the set up process seems pretty straightforward. However, things are not always as easy to do as they appear.

Any comments or suggestions from anyone who has already gone through this set up process are appreciated.
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:39 AM   #2
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I have never used one, but from the commercials on TV, I must admit that I don't quite get it. Let us know what you think once you start using it.
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:14 AM   #3
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I don't have it, wasn't an option on my model year, and likely would never use it. The only complaints I've heard about it is when you need to make tight turns or other situations where the target sticker is not relatively centered in the camera view. My driveway is an example where the only way to get the trailer in is to jackknife into a 9 ft wide drive and get straight with about 5 ft of maneuvering room in front of the truck.

One other thing I've wondered about is backing with a WDH. At home I always remove the bars and frequently do at campgrounds. As the WDH tends to counter act turns while backing does it throw off the backup assist? My guess is it does but who knows.
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:08 AM   #4
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See is your local Ford Dealer will do it ours does.
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:38 PM   #5
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Today my wife and I set up the Ford Pro Trailer Backup Assist system for our Micro Minnie. It only took about 20 minutes and worked with the first try.

I experimented with it a few times and found it very easy to use. You simply turn the knob in the direction you want the trailer to go and the system steers the truck. If you want the trailer to go straight, you don’t have to do anything. Amazing.
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