Do You Use the Pro Trailer Backup Assist in Your Ford Truck?

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The advantages are many, but is the technology behind the Pro Trailer Backup Assist helpful and intuitive enough to motivate you to use it?

Technology has completely taken over our daily use vehicles. Whether it’s related to engine performance, safety, luxury or convenience, high-tech systems have made our lives more enjoyable, safer, and easier. Well, at least most of the time they have.

When Ford launched the Pro Trailer Backup Assist system in the 2016 F-150, it was welcomed in lukewarm fashion. On one side, truck and towing aficionados condemned the technology, claiming that if a truck owner lacked the basic trailering skills, they had no business owning a truck. On the other hand, new truck customers and recreational towers welcomed the clever system with open arms.

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If you ask us, we believe that anytime technology makes a task easier and safer, it’s worth giving it a shot. We recently ventured into the cockpit of a 2017 F-150 to try the system ourselves, and we were…

We’re not quite ready to tell you about our experience, as we’re putting together a unique video showing you the whole thing!

Meanwhile, tell us if you’ve used the system before, and if so, how often do you use it? More importantly, do you feel like its helpful?

Chime in with your thoughts on the forum. >>

Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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