If you haven’t yet checked out Ford’s New Pro Trailer Backup Assist, which was designed to make the challenge of backing up a trailer easier in campgrounds or other tight confines, perhaps now is the time before the busy RV season begins.
According to Ford, the system works by allowing the customer to steer the trailer via a control knob the truck steers its wheels and limits vehicle speed. The technology automatically steers the truck to turn the trailer the desired amount. The system can also limit vehicle speed to enhance occupant comfort over various road surfaces, thus resulting is less time required to back up a trailer with improved confidence.
“Pro Trailer Backup Assist is a smart solution to save time and increase productivity for our customers,” said Doug Scott, marketing manager, Ford Truck Group. “Instead of struggling to back up their trailer, they can spend more time on the job or enjoying the lake.”
Some highlights include:
- Rotate the knob left or right in the direction you want the trailer to go.
- Makes navigating the trailer more intuitive.
- Advanced rear view camera technology alerts you to obstacles in your path.