2021 Trailer Backup Assist setup?

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Is anyone having issues configuring the sticker set-up on the 2021 F150? I had a 2016 XLT -- the setup was intuitive and no issue. The 2021 version has added a trailer sensor that appears to be designed for Gooseneck or 5th wheel trailers. I have a conventional boat trailer.

When I complete the setup for my trailer and press the trailer button it prompts me to install the trailer sensor. Question 1: Is the trailer sensor applicable for a conventional trailer? I don't think so.

Because I can't get past the trailer sensor install there is no option for me to configure the system using the stickers that come with the owners manual to apply to the trailer. This was the default config on my 2016 XLT but can't be found on the 2021 Lariat.

Question 2: Is anyone else having this issue and how do you get past it?

Ford chat site was no help. Next step is to take it to the service dept. Any help?

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On the F150 the sensor is for conventional bumper trailers. You can use stickers, but you will have to get the software updated in the truck.
 
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On the F150 the sensor is for conventional bumper trailers. You can use stickers, but you will have to get the software updated in the truck.
thanks. I have a conventional trailer. Do you know how to get the software update for the stickers? I am connected to my home wifi and update every night. Do you know if they are going to push something? Thanks
 

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I'll be following this saga to see how it goes.... I thought my sticker on conventional trailer hitch was easy as well. But I guess I will have to strap this thing on tight and secure another cable to my hitch.

My concern is I have a 2nd utility trailer that I put a sticker on. Both trailers are in my trailer list in the F150 memory. Now I don't know if I can have 1 trailer with a sensor and a 2nd trailer with a sticker! So I'll be eager to know what the software update does...
 

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thanks. I have a conventional trailer. Do you know how to get the software update for the stickers? I am connected to my home wifi and update every night. Do you know if they are going to push something? Thanks
I think you have to go to the dealer for the update. From what I read after the update you can use the sensors or the stickers???
 
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Yeah -- thanks. I'll give the dealer a call and report back what I find.
 
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I think you have to go to the dealer for the update. From what I read after the update you can use the sensors or the stickers???
Called the dealer today and the service department had never heard of an issue with the sticker set up. I called the ford help desk about the software update and they said there is no update scheduled that she could see. This was an operator not a tech person. I'm at a loss. Next step is to take it in and see if they can make heads or tails of it.
 

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