Nice innovation from ford.

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Ok, here it comes. Note how many safety innovations the government has required all manufacturers to use...seatbelts, ABS, air bags, etc. So it is just a matter of time until they do the same...next step after that? Your truck will not function if it is overloaded. You heard it here first. :)
 
  
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Well I'm assuming it would help to let you know how much to tongue weight you have on your trailer. Ie 4 bars to much. So you could adjust the load accordingly. Some areas, scales aren't available. Didn't post this as a political government overregulation 😂. But I can see how this would be handy for someone loading a trailer in the middle of nowhere.
 
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I would like an easy way to weigh the tongue weight of any given load on my trailer. Kudos to Ford.
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It’s a good idea IMO. Most people driving F-150s aren’t towing and hauling stuff everyday and aren’t that familiar with the weights and capabilities. I doubt most people would actually pay it any attention though.
 
  
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well in the age of lane departure, smart cruise control, self driving cars etc., it was nice to see something the average person who still likes to drive, uses a truck to haul stuff, and tows a trailer frequently actually utilize something like this.
 
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Seems like a good way to get pulled over if that top light is flashing. I had a car that automatically flipped up the rear spoiler at 75 MPH. Incriminating...
 
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That's a good idea ford has, I hope it becomes standard like seatbelts.....but the mother-in-law may have to loose some weight
 

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Looks like a 'lite' mechanical version of the Curt BetterWeigh, only with Tattletale lights for the cops...


 
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