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Old 05-07-2013, 08:00 PM   #1
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2013 Ford Explorer towing

Just traded in my 4x4 Avalanche for a new FWD Explorer. Will order the Roadmaster towing kit later this week.

Wanted to find out if there is anything I will need to understand about towing the explorer that is different from my avalanche? I have heard about people having issues with battery while towing. Also heard their might be a fuse I should take out while towing?

Thanks in advance for everyones feedback and advise.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:18 PM   #2
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If this explorer has the turbo 4 cylinder engine, it cannot be flat towed. If you have the V6 it can be flat towed. If the ignition is push button start, you may need to connect a charge wire to the battery because the modules don't shut down fully when the shifter is in neutral. If you have the key style ignition, I believe there will be no voltage issues.
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If this explorer has the turbo 4 cylinder engine, it cannot be flat towed. If you have the V6 it can be flat towed. If the ignition is push button start, you may need to connect a charge wire to the battery because the modules don't shut down fully when the shifter is in neutral. If you have the key style ignition, I believe there will be no voltage issues.
It is a V6 with the key style ignition, thanks. I still need to go through the book and info to make sure I am clear with all the steps.

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Old 05-08-2013, 03:27 PM   #4
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Mike You will need a charge line from the Coach chassis battery (15 to 20 A circuit breaker or fuse) to the toad battery also fused or CB I also installed diode at the Toad battery I used #12 wire or you could use #10, you will need this on both the push button or key start
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