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Old 07-25-2019, 06:47 PM   #1
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Is there anyone out there towing a Lincoln Nautilus? If so what do you think?
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Old 08-18-2019, 12:07 AM   #2
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The only Nautilus you can tow is the 2.7 L all wheel drive.

Yes I am towing Lincoln Nautilus. I had the very first one set up for towing in the US, back in February. Blue OX and Roadmaster did not have baseplate for the Nautilus. I live just across the river from Roadmaster Factory in Vancouver WA.They had it there for a week, and designed very hidden baseplate for my car. If you look online at their website, that is a picture of my car for the Nautilus.

Their biggest problem was figuring out the wiring for the lights. The electronics in that car are very smart. Their wiring tech did figure it out and posted on line ok. I have two switches under the dash for a solenoid under the hood. One disconnects all the power from the battery and the second switch provides power only for the lights. Once he figured it out works great. The emergency brake has to be manually released. Like most things once you figure it out, it is easy.

I tows great and you don't have to restart like some cars every so many miles.

The Lincoln owners manual is poor written for towing and tech support and dealers don't know except what is written the book. You can PM me if need more information?
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The only Nautilus you can tow is the 2.7 L all wheel drive.

Yes I am towing Lincoln Nautilus. I had the very first one set up for towing in the US, back in February. Blue OX and Roadmaster did not have baseplate for the Nautilus. I live just across the river from Roadmaster Factory in Vancouver WA.They had it there for a week, and designed very hidden baseplate for my car. If you look online at their website, that is a picture of my car for the Nautilus.

Their biggest problem was figuring out the wiring for the lights. The electronics in that car are very smart. Their wiring tech did figure it out and posted on line ok. I have two switches under the dash for a solenoid under the hood. One disconnects all the power from the battery and the second switch provides power only for the lights. Once he figured it out works great. The emergency brake has to be manually released. Like most things once you figure it out, it is easy.

I tows great and you don't have to restart like some cars every so many miles.

The Lincoln owners manual is poor written for towing and tech support and dealers don't know except what is written the book. You can PM me if need more information?


The online owners manual for the Nautilus says both the 2.7L FWD and AWD versions can be recreationally towed. How difficult is it to put the car into the towing mode? It looks like you have to pull a cable under the dash to release the emergency brake. Is it awkward to reach under there to pull the cable?
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The owners manual is poorly written and not clear. Only the 2.7 AWD is towable. Yes you do have to manually release brake under dash and lock cable to right to disengage brake. It is not possible to do from drivers seat. You have to get on your knees and see how you are doing.

It is not difficult to put in towing mode. I will print instructions later.
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The owners manual is poorly written and not clear. Only the 2.7 AWD is towable. Yes you do have to manually release brake under dash and lock cable to right to disengage brake. It is not possible to do from drivers seat. You have to get on your knees and see how you are doing.

It is not difficult to put in towing mode. I will print instructions later.


Sorry I am not seeing anywhere in the current edition of the manual that says only the 2.7 AWD is towable.
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In the owners manual, page 275 says the 2 L you cannot recreational tow. Page 275 for 2.7L talks first about emergency towing and continues on page 276 for recreational towing. That is what I am saying the book is not very clear. I took my Nautilus to Roadmaster factory in Vancouver and they confirmed that the 2.7 is towable. You can call them if you have questions.
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I guess I wasnít clear. I knew the 2L was not towable. I was questioning that both the 2.7L FWD and AWD versions are towable.
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Only the 2.7 L AWD is towable
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