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Old 09-15-2014, 02:00 AM   #85
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I have 2012 Ford Explorer. When I checked Ford says it is flat towable as long as you don't exceed 65mph and stop every 6 hours, start engine, shift gears.
That and the posts where folks were having Ford transmission issues led to to buy another vehicle with a neutral transfer case. So now I shift transfer case to neutral and leave it in park with no worries at all.
To me, that's the way to go in the long term. starting every so often, do not exceed speed limit ( not that I do) just seemed like a bandaid approach. Looks like Jeep should up their production for the 2015 models.



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you have a transfer case with 'N' ? Is that a manual transmission?
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:58 AM   #86
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you have a transfer case with 'N' ? Is that a manual transmission?

No, it's an automatic. Chevrolet Trailblazer 4WD. Put transfer case in neutral, leave transmission in park, good to go. Steering column does not lock, so you don't have to leave the key in.
My only issue is that it is aging and I would like something a bit newer. Chevrolet stopped making the Trailblazer in 09.


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We just purchased a 2014 Chevy Captive Sport and will flat tow it in 2 days when my extra tow bar parts arrive.. Others on the forum like the Captiva. the vehicle is a very nice ride and plenty of room.
ive built a small switch/fuse arrangement to replace the pwrmod fuse so that now all I have to do to tow is to flip the switch. the new fuses are smaller than the standard mini fuse and very hard to reach. the remote switch/fuse arrangement works great.
I will report on the tow-ability when we return from camping.
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OK, so you can flat tow the SRX, if you leave it neutral and not in park, the battery will run down right? Also is the odometer turning while being towed?
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You talking about the new smaller Cherokee not the Grand Cherokee?

We drove the Cherokee & that is the car we like the best.

I have towed mine 68 times for just under 12,000 miles with no problems
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20k miles across country twice in 10 months - just put in Neutral and Go : )

(I did add a battery cutoff which is easy and have never had a problem with battery power loss no matter how many miles towed since last crank)
[also an interesting note: in this 14FordFiesta FWD 4cylinder AUTO there is NO transmission dip stick, and no way to even check your trans fluid - they designed it this way]
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:43 AM   #92
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Ihave the experience doing just that.We have a 2003 mustang automatic rear wheel drive which I flat tow saying that I installed a remco quick disconnect on the drive shaft which I do from inside the car on acable that's hooked up to the drive shaft to the mechanical part that was put on cutting drive shaft than re welding it.works great to engage or disconnect. anyways cliffs welding in mesa az.installed it for me.phone them and ask them what cars that it will work on.again it's great
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I iow a rear wheel automatic mustang flat towed installed a remco quick disconnect ai mesa
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Old 05-30-2015, 04:26 PM   #94
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What speed restriction are you worried about? We are buying a new automatic Ford Focus and yes there is a speed restriction but it's 70MPH. Planning on towing and driving over 70 for long periods of time?
I also tow a 2015 Ford Focus SE. Yes it does have a 70 mph limit to be towed. This will not effect me since 65 mph is about as fast as I want to be traveling flat towing a car. Had to put a drop down to get level since the Focus is very low to the ground. Now it has a good level tow. I have put a neg. battery cut off on it to make it easier to disconnect the battery.
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I also tow a 2015 Ford Focus SE. Yes it does have a 70 mph limit to be towed. This will not effect me since 65 mph is about as fast as I want to be traveling flat towing a car. Had to put a drop down to get level since the Focus is very low to the ground. Now it has a good level tow. I have put a neg. battery cut off on it to make it easier to disconnect the battery.

Wolf creek, what tow system and brakes are you using? Just bought a 2012 focus for a toad and looking for any recommendations. Where did you get the battery cutoff switch?
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Wolf creek, what tow system and brakes are you using? Just bought a 2012 focus for a toad and looking for any recommendations. Where did you get the battery cutoff switch?
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I had a Blue Ox Alpha put on my car. As far as the disconnect is concerned
it is a simple device that a knob screws out to disconnect the neg. cable.
It cost about $20 at Advance auto parts. I actually had mine put on for me and I could not tell you the part number or name. Sorry I can't tell you any more than this. I forgot to mention that I am not using any brake system at this time. Seems to do fine with my 33.2 palazzo.
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I see a couple of people mentioned a battery cutoff. Be careful on what vehicle you do this. For example, on many fords if you disconnect the battery not only do you loose radios presets and the clock, but the computer will have to go through a "relearn" procedure, as described on the owners manual. This will probably mean a rough running engine for 20-30 miles.
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