We’ve owned a 2021 Ford F-150 Limited with PowerBoost hybrid powertrain (boy, that’s a mouthful) for several months now, having purchased one after it won our Best of 2021 award earlier this year. Wanting to experience all the tech that the new ‘21 F-150 offers, we found a top-of-the-line Limited trim with big blingy wheels, two-tone leather interior, gimmicky folding transmission shifter and things like that. The Limited also comes with the Max Trailer Tow Package, which includes a seven-pin harness connector, Class IV hitch receiver, Pro Trailer Backup Assist system, integrated trailer brake controller and an LED light on the tailgate. Given the Limited’s 11,000-pound towing capacity, I was looking forward to towing my friend’s brand-new, 25-foot Airstream Flying Cloud 25FB on vacation.
But then I learned something interesting about the Limited we purchased: The Max Trailer Tow Package does not include power-extending trailer tow mirrors that slide out to widen your aft field of view, allowing you to see behind a wide trailer like a chonky Airstream camper.
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Those mirrors are available as a stand-alone option, according to the Ford vehicle build configurator, but here’s what the configurator doesn’t tell: The trailer tow mirrors are not even offered for Ford’s top trim pickup truck. If you’re planning on towing with your luxe-o-truck and what you’re towing is wide, you’ll have to find your own solution if you want to see around it because Ford doesn’t offer one.