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Get a copy of the dealer invoice...it will show the code # for the tow package (if equipped) such as 53A, 53B, or 53C. Then you will know for sure what you have.

Also the window sticker will show which (if any) tow package you have. It will say "trailer tow package"(53A) or "max trailer tow package"(53C). If there is not a line item listing a tow package...well, you do not have a trailer tow package.
I thought so, but I cannot find that anywhere. All it days is trailer tow package. I have a friend and his says max trailer tow package. That's it though. Nothing else.

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Get a copy of the dealer invoice...it will show the code # for the tow package (if equipped) such as 53A, 53B, or 53C. Then you will know for sure what you have.

Also the window sticker will show which (if any) tow package you have. It will say "trailer tow package"(53A) or "max trailer tow package"(53C). If there is not a line item listing a tow package...well, you do not have a trailer tow package.
My 53a equipped truck.


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Where did you see the 53a,b,c? Does GVWR play a part in tow packages? This is from my 2013. Maybe they listed things different then. I know I don’t have max tow but trying to understand the numbers.

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It's not on the paper at all. I had to deduct that from the options that are on my truck, and cross reference that to the chart for the tow packages.

Every truck I've seen as of '15 lists tow package equipped or max tow equipped, which almost leads me to believe yours didn't come with a tow package.

That said, I'm really starting to wonder how reliable these window stickers are for determining hard facts. And maybe they didn't list it the same in '13.

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Where did you see the 53a,b,c? Does GVWR play a part in tow packages? This is from my 2013. Maybe they listed things different then. I know I don’t have max tow but trying to understand the numbers.
The towing package would be listed higher on the sticker for 2013.
Here is my 535.
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53 A/B/C didn't start until later. The 60 option was for the excellent dumbo mirrors.
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Thanks guys for all the feedback and help, ended up figuring out I had the 53B package, as all I had was the receiver hitch/wiring. Glad I finally know I can just purchase the front bar and be done with it!
 

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The towing package would be listed higher on the sticker for 2013.
Here is my 535.
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53 A/B/C didn't start until later. The 60 option was for the excellent dumbo mirrors.
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53a,b,or c is not on my window sticker.

Best I can tell all you can see is whether you have a tow package, or max tow package. If you don't have max tow, it doesn't seem to tell you which tier, other than looking at the options and deducing it for yourself.

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53a,b,or c is not on my window sticker.

Best I can tell all you can see is whether you have a tow package, or max tow package. If you don't have max tow, it doesn't seem to tell you which tier, other than looking at the options and deducing it for yourself.

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And now you pay for trailer tow package in the optional equipment category. In 2013 they didn’t list it that way.
 

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53a,b,or c is not on my window sticker.

Best I can tell all you can see is whether you have a tow package, or max tow package. If you don't have max tow, it doesn't seem to tell you which tier, other than looking at the options and deducing it for yourself.

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True. Unfortunately Ford Europe decided to make ETIS a closed site, the last I checked. It does help you on there.

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53A, 53B, or 53C is shown on the dealer invoice, not on the window sticker.
 

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Get a copy of the dealer invoice...it will show the code # for the tow package (if equipped) such as 53A, 53B, or 53C. Then you will know for sure what you have.

Also the window sticker will show which (if any) tow package you have. It will say "trailer tow package"(53A) or "max trailer tow package"(53C). If there is not a line item listing a tow package...well, you do not have a trailer tow package.
Okay. Here it seemed you were saying it would be. I see now that your 53a and 53c are not in the quotes. That doesn't fully narrow it down. If it says trailer tow package, you could still also have 53B, right?

If you have max trailer tow it will be obvious via the window sticker.

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<snip> If it says trailer tow package, you could still also have 53B, right?<snip>
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Nope. Sorry foe any confusion. I was initially confused about this, so I spent some time with the truck specialist at my local dealership. It took some time to get it through my thick skull, but now I have it figured out.

If you have 53B, the window sticker will say "Class IV Trailer Hitch".

If you have 53A, the window sticker will say "trailer tow package".

If you have 53C, the window sticker will say "max trailer tow package".

Hope this helps clarify.
 

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Nope. Sorry foe any confusion. I was initially confused about this, so I spent some time with the truck specialist at my local dealership. It took some time to get it through my thick skull, but now I have it figured out.

If you have 53B, the window sticker will say "Class IV Trailer Hitch".

If you have 53A, the window sticker will say "trailer tow package".

If you have 53C, the window sticker will say "max trailer tow package".

Hope this helps clarify.
Ahh, that's awesome! Thanks! I'm going to screenshot that for future assistance!

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