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Old 08-14-2010, 04:22 PM   #1
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2006 Ford Freestyle Limited Awd Towable?

I just purchased my first motorhome, my wife and 2 children. We have a 2006 Ford Freestyle Limited Awd and wonder if I can tow it on a car dolly?
We purchased the dolly without fitting my wife's camry on it expecting it to tow and the valance was to low to go on the dolly (I gashed it) much to her dismay. Anyone ever tow one of these and do you think the book would tell me if I could tow it. Thanks, Ozark Bob.
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According to Ford's website, it is not towable 4 down.

Many AWD vehicles are not towable on a dolly either.

Your owners manual should have towing info.

Remcotowing.com lists it as towable on a trailer only.
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According to Remco Towing, the Freestyle AWD is trailer-only. The FWD version can be dolly-towed.

Home | Remco Towing and see the Application Charts. You can rely on this info.

Guess you need to figure out how to get that Camry on the dolly. Or get a different dolly.
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Yep, I finally broke down and read the book, not towable except on a full trailer!
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We really liked our '05 Freestyle but traded in in for an '08 Taurus X (essentially the same vehicle) which can be towed four down. Over 15,000 miles in tow with no problems.
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ON the other hand, depending on your motorhome purchase and if it is capable. A trailer is an easy purchase, may cost less than setting up a full tow system (brackets, tow bar, brakes, lights). Plus if some day in the future you choose to replace your Toad and it is 4 down towable, you can sell the trailer and usually recoup your investment in the trailer.
Another nice feature of using a trailer is, if needed you can back up with a trailer behind the motorhome. Can't do that with a tow bar set up.
Enjoy the journey ahead.
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:06 PM   #7
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I used a tow dolly for my 2006 Freestyle (front wheel drive) for a while. It was too low (valance -- same as your other car) but, to overcome this problem, I cut two 2X6 boards which I could lay on the loading ramps for the dolly to take some of the rise out of it. The boards were about 4 foot long and by using them, I could drive the Freestyle onto the dolly without it hitting. You might look at this as a solution for your problem and then maybe you can tow your Camry on the dolly.
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