Cleared for Towing
MAR
10

There’s a lot to remember when you connect a trailer to your truck. Whether you tow only once in a while or daily, it’s easy to overlook one of the steps. That’s why Ford developed an industry-first Truck App to keep owners of F-150, Super Duty® and Raptor equipped with the new technology in the know when they tow. Like a pre-flight checklist, the Truck App asks a set of questions to help ensure that the trailer is connected properly.

With more than 50 percent of F-Series owners regularly towing a trailer, this is a feature that can aid quite a few truck owners. The Truck App is available on F-Series class-exclusive LCD instrument cluster screen, a beefier version of the driver information display where traditional information on fuel economy, vehicle settings and trip tracking are also displayed.

The checklist that your truck will walk you through includes:

  • Ball coupler connected and locked?
  • Tongue jack raised?
  • Mirrors adjusted?
  • Electrical wiring connected?
  • Lights functioning correctly (running lights, left/right turn and brake lights)?
  • Trailer Brake Controller gain setting adjusted?
  • Wheel chocks removed?
  • Safety chains connected?

For those who own multiple trailers, Truck App allows drivers to name each trailer and collect and store accumulated mileage for each – for up to 10 different trailers, displaying helpful information such as accumulated miles for a particular unit, trailer brake gain (with available integrated brake controller) and output.

The Truck App also caters to the off-road enthusiast with unique information screens such as pitch-and-roll, which shows the angle of surface incline, the degree of tilt and steering angle.

The app on the F-150 SVT Raptor includes a specific screen that shows the status of Hill Descent Control™, off-road mode and the 4×4 system.

In addition to the Truck App software application, the more traditional screen menus include:

  • Gauge mode – includes real-time transmission oil temperature
  • Trip A/B – includes trip time and mileage information and tracks two trips
  • Fuel economy – tracks fuel consumption history and offers selectable displays for efficiency in miles to empty, average and instantaneous
  • Settings – allows the customer to turn features on or off, change autolamp time, set trailer brake setting and monitor oil life
  • Information – provides management of the MyKey® feature, a system check screen and key system warnings for trailer sway control, Hill Descent Control and Tire Pressure Monitoring System

The F-150 productivity screen is standard on all FX2/FX4, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum models. It is also available on XLT as part of the XLT Convenience Package.

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Gary Mitchell i love ford trucks
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Daniel Too bad Ford dont care about brazilian market. Here the only good option is Dodge RAM 2500. Would be good have more options.
3 year(s) ago via
Bryan Walker Ya ford needs to bring back the 7.3 with a allison tran. Or get. Cat to build a engine
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Eric Gilbertson It is a application built into the new trucks not a cell phone application.
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Evan 'Happy' Ruiz Fusion Turbo Diesel!!!!
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Alitha Wiltz despite all the 6.0, 6.4, 6.7 diesel and gas talk...i would like to get back to the app and how to get it consider I HAUL ALOT OF ANTIQUE VEHICLES
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
David Campbell Love my F150 crew cab FX4. 64K so far and perfect.
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
John Reuther Ford @Alitha: It's not an Apple app, did you read the article? It's on the Trucks LCD screen IN THE TRUCK ITSELF
3 year(s) ago via
Jack Huling will there be a checklist when Disconnection trailer
3 year(s) ago via
Pedro Vasquez From personal experience the 6.0s in the international trucks have no problems because they are rated at less hp...the ford ones are ramped up for the guys who want to be ging 90mph on a truck...then you get the problems the f series have
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Joseph Longo FORD BEST PAST PRESENT N FUTURE
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Bryan Mazur How do I get this app for my iPhone 3GS and I have a 2010 f-150 xl with tow package so it will help!
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Kevin Knott Pedro you know what your talking about !!
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Joseph Longo Its called scorpin
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Joseph Longo Actually ford didnt make the 6.0 or 6.4. The 6.7 is in house made meaning built by ford
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Alitha Wiltz I corrected myself on ur name. But did u bother looking. Jeez. I already called my dealership
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Alitha Wiltz 6.0 yuck. U right. But I love my new 6.7. Runs just like the 7.3.
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Joseph Longo My dream f-350 with the 6.7 400hp 800lbs of FORD TOUGHNESS
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Joseph Longo I know people with powerstrokes and not a days problem
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Richard Zambrano Just bought a new for focus. Yea!!!
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Joseph Longo My engine has 122,000 my boses has 420,000
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Joseph Longo Its longo not lango
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Alitha Wiltz Sorry. LONGO
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Alitha Wiltz Alright Joseph Lango. Where do I get the app. I pull a car hauler, a goose neck, and a regular trailer.
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Joseph Longo Its like an engine if u dont change the oil or no oil itll lock up
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Joseph Longo Jason its called making sure u have clean gear fluid and its full
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
David Lee I towed a 67 mustang and a thousand pounds of tools in the back across the united states 4 times with a 2001 ranger 3.0.then drove the truck 200tousand miles with no major problems
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Carlos Alberto Tello Garcia I need that in my excursion!
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Alitha Wiltz Where do I get the app. The app store is coming up with nothing
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Alitha Pretty cool. Adds more comfort to the existing panel of checks on my 2011 F250. Will try this new app
3 year(s) ago via
Ryan Conway Can I have this app for my android phone... would be nice to have for my ranger
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
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