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Old 01-25-2015, 12:19 PM   #1
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2013 Ford Edge FWD

Anybody had any issues with this as a toad ? I have read the owners manual and know the procedure to tow and I have read MH mag about towing the 2013.

I have everything ordered below and will start the install soon as it warms up some . Anyone installed any these items ?



Base Plate :
Blue Ox BX2628 Base Plate for Ford Edge Limited

Amazon.com: Blue Ox BX2628 Base Plate for Ford Edge Limited: Automotive

Towbar:
Ready Brute Elite

Amazon.com: NSA RV Products (RB-9050) Ready Brute Elite Tow Bar: Automotive

CLEVIS-BLUE OX

Amazon.com: NSA RV Products (CLEVIS-BLUE OX) Blue Ox Tow Bar Clevis for Baseplates: Automotive


Wiring Kit:
Vehicle Wiring Kit

Amazon.com: Hopkins 56001 Towing Solutions Towed Vehicle Wiring Kit: Automotive
Plug:
Coiled 7-Way Blade to 4-Flat Adapter

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Toad Charge:
TOAD-CHARGE Dinghy Vehicle Battery Charger/Maintainer
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Having previously owned a Ford Taurus, I know that the AWD cars are flat towable.
But, depending on which engine/transmission you have, the FWD may or may not be towable. Have you read your manual to confirm?
I mention this because I have read and heard of people with transmission failures because they did not fully understand the instructions in their owners manual.
Please don't take this the wrong way.
As for installing, I installed the BlueOx Baseplate and light kit on my 2010 AWD Taurus without any problems. BlueOx typically provides very good installation instructions and if you have a good tool kit and are mechanically inclined, you should have no problem. Don't get in a hurry and follow the instructions.
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I am sure this can be towed flat . I read the owners manual before I purchased the car. They are good long as it doesn't have the 4 cylinder engine with ecoboost , it has a different transmission.

I found a video for the 2013 edge limited( which is what I have ) for the blue ox base plate ,it doesn't look to hard to install.
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Vehicles Equipped with a 3.5L or 3.7L Engine
Note: Put your climate control system in recirculated air mode to
prevent exhaust fumes from entering your vehicle. See the Climate
Control chapter.
Follow these guidelines if you have a need for recreational towing, such
as towing your vehicle behind a motorhome
or truck. We designed these
guidelines to prevent damage to your vehicle after it is hooked-up to the
recreational vehicle or tow dolly.
You can tow your front-wheel drive vehicle with all four wheels on the
ground
or with the front wheels off the ground by using a tow dolly. If
you are using a tow dolly, follow the instructions specified by the
equipment provider. If you are towing with all four wheels on the ground,
see the following instructions.
You can tow your all-wheel drive vehicle with all four wheels on the
ground or with all four wheels off the ground using a vehicle transport
trailer. Do not tow your all-wheel drive vehicle with the front wheels off
the ground (by using a tow dolly) and the rear wheels on the ground.
This causes damage to your all-wheel drive system. If you are using a
vehicle transport trailer, follow the instruction specified by the
equipment provider. If you are towing with all four wheels on the ground,
see the following instructions.
If you tow your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground:
Tow only in the forward direction.
Release the parking brake.
Place the transmission in position N.
Place the ignition in the accessory position. See the Starting and
Stopping the Engine chapter.
Do not exceed 65 mph (105 km/h).
Start the engine and allow it to run for five minutes at the beginning
of each day and every six hours thereafter. With the engine running
and your foot on the brake, shift into position D and then into
position R before shifting back into position N.



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Toad charger cost is close to $100 and you can run a charge wire fused on both ends for less than $20 just use #10 wire fused at the coach chassis battery with a 20 amp resetting fuse to the toad battery with a 20 amp resetting fuse. That is what I have been running for years. You are correct in that you will need a charge line or toad charger on the Edge, I towed a 11 Edge for a couple yrs, one of the best toads I have ever had for comfort power and very little road noise.
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Toad charger cost is close to $100 and you can run a charge wire fused on both ends for less than $20 just use #10 wire fused at the coach chassis battery with a 20 amp resetting fuse to the toad battery with a 20 amp resetting fuse. That is what I have been running for years. You are correct in that you will need a charge line or toad charger on the Edge, I towed a 11 Edge for a couple yrs, one of the best toads I have ever had for comfort power and very little road noise.
Thanks for the information. I look forward to getting this setup to tow.
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I got my base plate,lights, and toad charge all installed today. It was allot of work but saved me over 800.00 verses having it done. I am now looking forward to towing !!! No more tow dolly to mess with !
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My brother has a 2013 Edge that's his daily driver and his towed vehicle. He's been very happy with it in both roles.

He's using a Roadmaster baseplate, tow bar and their installed brake system. He also had a charging line installed as mentioned above. All is good now, although it took a couple of return visits to Camping World in Oklahoma City for them to sort out their installation errors with the braking system and charge line.
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