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Are you saying that with the sensor, you don't have to take measurements, it just figures it out? Because that would be sweet...

Otherwise I would think the sticker method is superior. Less cabling around your tongue, and if you have multiple trailers that would suck ass to keep moving it and securing it in the exact same spot as before. The sticker kit came with multiple stickers.
When the weather clears up I will play with it. You have to update the software in the truck to use the stickers???
 

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I have a 2021 F150 King Ranch with max tow. It came with a sensor and a cable. The sensor mounts on the frame of the trailer and connects to the truck. From what I have read (i have not tried it) once the sensor is connected and you perform a few maneuvers the truck will figure out the length of the trailer and store in the trailer profile. The truck no long has a 4 pin light plug. it has been replaced by the plug for the sensor. They now include an adapter to utilize a four pin light hookup.
Thank you! Does your manual suggest that it covers fifth wheel trailers as well, or just bumper pull?
 

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When the weather clears up I will play with it. You have to update the software in the truck to use the stickers???
I read that in the guide! I am not sure, as I am coming from a 2017 F150 where there was never a sensor option. The guide had me measure distance to tires, to the sticker, etc. It guided me in the dash menu for trailer setup.

Due to HOA restrictions we cannot store RV's or trailers at home so I have to use a storage facility. This is something I'd want to secure to my trailer so it does not get stolen (everything is secured currently and I remove the battery) or figure out a way to remove and remount it every time (which may throw off the calibration).
 

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Thank you! Does your manual suggest that it covers fifth wheel trailers as well, or just bumper pull?
The manual says only conventional bumper trailers.
 

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I have a 2021 F150 King Ranch with max tow. It came with a sensor and a cable. The sensor mounts on the frame of the trailer and connects to the truck. From what I have read (i have not tried it) once the sensor is connected and you perform a few maneuvers the truck will figure out the length of the trailer and store in the trailer profile. The truck no long has a 4 pin light plug. it has been replaced by the plug for the sensor. They now include an adapter to utilize a four pin light hookup.
I have the same cable and sensor for my Fx4 Lariat. I have a conventional boat trailer. Problem is the sensor guide says to attach the sensor to a part of the trailer that does not move when turning -- suggests a 5th wheel or gooseneck. I can't get to the sticker set up because it prompts me to set up the trailer sensor. Any thoughts?
 

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I found that I can back a trailer in to spots easier myself (I’m old). The going back straight works very well.
Are you able to set up the sticker option for your 2021 Platinum? I cannot get to the sticker set up on my 2021 Lariat. Are you using the sensor? What kind of trailer do you have?
 

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Are you able to set up the sticker option for your 2021 Platinum? I cannot get to the sticker set up on my 2021 Lariat. Are you using the sensor? What kind of trailer do you have?
To use the sticker, the guide says you have to have Ford update your software.
 

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To use the sticker, the guide says you have to have Ford update your software.
Yep. Called Ford and operator says I'm up to date with no update scheduled on the horizon. Dealer never heard of the issue. Next step is to take it in and see if they can force an update. thanks
 

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My new platinum came with something new. A wiring harness!
Trailer Sensor
my past truck just used a sticker.
 

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