Airstream meets Ford F-350
After passing the recommended 497 mile (800 km) break-in period, we hitched the Airstream to our new 2016 Ford F-350 Platinum for the first time. It was a moment we had been waiting to experience and it did not disappoint.
The Ford F-350 includes an extremely helpful trailer information display that allows you to customize the current trailer connected or the option to select other trailers that have been connected to the truck. The display screen includes an option for customizing the name for the trailer, trailer brake control gain setting, brake output and Accumulated Miles on the current trailer. Our 2013 F-150 Platinum EcoBoost had a similar display that never missed a beat during our time with the Flying Cloud 25FB.
Since picking up the new F-350 in early February, I've been waiting patiently for the total miles to reach the recommended 497 miles (800 km) before towing. It took a couple weeks of easy driving during the break-in period but we finally connected the first time at 565.8 miles.
Now to find out how the Ford 6.7L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel performs while towing an Airstream International Signature 27FB.
My guess after holding the big Ford diesel back for 565.8 miles? This is going to be good.