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Old 09-15-2016, 07:59 PM   #1
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Has anyone toad a 2016 Ford Edge? if so, and problems, concerns ??
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Old 09-15-2016, 09:44 PM   #2
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My daughter is headed to Oregon from Fairbanks, Alaska to get there 2016 Ford Edge Titanium AWD with ACC 3.5 set up to tow. He's driving the DP and she has the car heading to Junction City for install. The only base plate for there car is
https://www.etrailer.com/Base-Plates...leid=201645025
I have the same car only a 2011 and love it. EZ hook up and keep it under 65mph and all is good.
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Old 09-16-2016, 07:30 AM   #3
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My daughter is headed to Oregon from Fairbanks, Alaska to get there 2016 Ford Edge Titanium AWD with ACC 3.5 set up to tow. He's driving the DP and she has the car heading to Junction City for install. The only base plate for there car is
https://www.etrailer.com/Base-Plates...leid=201645025
I have the same car only a 2011 and love it. EZ hook up and keep it under 65mph and all is good.
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Thanks for the info...What do you have for a break controller??
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Thanks for the info...What do you have for a break controller??
Your coach 2017 Berkshire 38A must have air brakes so after all the looking and reading I have done I went with the Air Force One, because it is Proportional plus it is an EZ hook up.
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Has anyone toad a 2016 Ford Edge? if so, and problems, concerns ??
We tow a 2016 Edge Titanium. We use a Blue Ox base plate and Aventa tow bar with an Air Force 1 brake system. The dealer who did the install used a Demco wiring kit because Blue Ox didn't have one at the time (6 months ago). We also had a battery charge line put in so we don't disconnect the negative side of the battery. We've had no problems.

The Edge is one of the more difficult cars to install a baseplate on because the whole front end has to come off.
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Now that we decided on our toad, we purchased the 2016 Ford Edge today.

Now time to find out what to have installed.

thanks for all of your input..
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good conversation...I will let you know next week how I make out..

Thanks again

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We recently set up 2016 Ford Edge 3.5L for flat towing. Blue Ox tow bar and base plate with Air Force one Stay and Play. So far so good. Tech installed wire from harness to keep battery charged so no reason to disconnect battery. Only issue on Edge was wiring taillights. Was originally told that could not be wired due to LED taillights Fortunately we found diagram for correct wiring so that all lights work and gave it to the shop doing the work. Works great and tows like a dream Good luck.

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good conversation...I will let you know next week how I make out..

Thanks again

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UPDATE:

So... got the 2016 Ford Edge back from the installers on Friday, but it has rained here for last three days, so I have not had a chance to get set up.

Here is what I went with:

Roadmaster base plate RM 524444-5 it is the EZ5 plate.
Roadmaster tow bar RM 520 Falcon 2
RVI2 brake system
All wiring done by them (car, MH cable, breakaway cable, went with battery disconnect switch mounted under hood) open hood remove red key. (Ford's position is: If battery not disconnected and something goes wrong, all not covered under warranty). I would rather have toad charger.

So far here is what happens on battery disconnect. Clock goes to Eastern Standard time, and radio goes to AM band. When pushing button back to FM, all radio resets are still there. And, since we are in Daylight time, have to rest the clock by 1 hour. Minuets are ok.
I will let everyone know how it all went after first tow this coming week.
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Thanks on the update and what happens when you cut the battery. I have been looking at this one to see if they want to go with a battery charger.
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Thanks on the update and what happens when you cut the battery. I have been looking at this one to see if they want to go with a battery charger.
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Yes, as I said, I would rather have had the Towd-Charger, and I still may do that after I see all the effects of the battery switch and if it runs down the battery. From Ford, the warranty issue was for me the factor that made me go with the disconnect switch.

I will up date after I go on a trip with the toad..

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Made our first trip with toad today.everything went well and no noticeable effects.
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We have a 16 Edge and after some frustration finding a tech that knew what he was doing, it tows beautifuuly. Don't even know it's there.
Blue Ox tow bar BX4325, Blue Ox Base plate, RVI brake system, and a great tech.
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We tow a 2016 Edge Titanium. We use a Blue Ox base plate and Aventa tow bar with an Air Force 1 brake system. The dealer who did the install used a Demco wiring kit because Blue Ox didn't have one at the time (6 months ago). We also had a battery charge line put in so we don't disconnect the negative side of the battery. We've had no problems.

The Edge is one of the more difficult cars to install a baseplate on because the whole front end has to come off.
The wife wants a new car so it looks like we'll soon be getting a 2016 Ford Edge to add to the 2016 F-150.
I've read the instructions in the manual regarding the battery disconnect and restart requirements.
My question is about the requirement to disconnect the battery. Seems some choose to install a charge line insted of disconnecting the battery.
Does anyone know why Ford says to disconnect the battery?
If it's only to prevent battery drain then the charge line makes sense. If there's some other reason the charge line and not disconnecting the battery may be an issue. It's easy enogh to install a battery disconnect switch so you don't have to remove/replace the negative wire at the battery.
I use the Blue Ox Patriot for brakes on the truck and installed a hot plug from the battery to maintain the Patriot battery since the oem plugs go cold within a few minutes of shutting the engine off.
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