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Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by jzweedyk, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. jzweedyk

    jzweedyk FRF Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    I am buying my 19 Raptor to flat tow behind my Motor Home. I use a Road Master tow bar and I know they make a base plate for the Raptor which replaces the tow hooks with the tow brackets on the stock front bumper. I would like to change the front bumper out for one that has a better approach angle, but I need to keep the tow brackets. Has anyone done this on the Gen 2 models? Do you know of any manufacturer that does this? Any help on this would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    Max speed for flat towing is 35 MPH for 50 miles.
     
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    On the Gen 1, that was for emergency towing. I flat towed mine a bunch. Different for emergency and towing behind a mh.[​IMG]
     
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    I have a friend that has towed his 2018 F150 Platinum (same trasfer case) for several thousand miles with no problem. He usually drives his MH at around 80 mph.

    Front bumper?
     
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    Yeah I guess I didn’t read it all, seems weird that there is a limit for emergencies but not for recreational towing.
     
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    For emergency towing you are not putting the trunk in to "flat tow mode" transfer-case is not in neutral.

    I'm is a similar spot- I want to flat tow, and use the stock bumper and add a hidden winch. After a lot of searching I have decided to custom fab D ring mounts that will replace the tow hooks. For winching- I'll install a D ring- for towing I"ll remove the D ring and connect the tow bar.

    Most base-plate mounts ( for flat towing) remove the tow hooks,.
     

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