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Old 02-06-2018, 07:30 PM   #1
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Anyone Towing a Ford Fusion Hybrid?

I'm considering a Fusion Hybrid as my next toad. I've read the owner's manual so I know it's towable. Roadmaster and Blue Ox both have baseplates. I'm looking for real experience on how it tracks, brakes, baseplate installation, etc. Thanks.
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I have towed my 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid since 2014. I use a Blue Ox Baseplate. It was pretty straightforward to install and can be done yourself if you are fairly handy with automotive repairs. I installed the Roadmaster Invisibrake system and it works fine as well. Hooking up the lights for towing can be a bit of a challenge. I used in-line diodes for the turn signals and a separate license plate frame mounted led light bar for the tail light function. I do recommend you install a charge line to keep the 12 volt battery charged up while towing. I have towed the Fusion about 35,000 miles using two different motor homes with no real problems
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Thanks for the info.
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Have towed our 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid for over 20,000 miles. Have Roadmaster Falcon tow bar and Invisibrake under the seat. All installed at the Roadmaster Factory in Vancouver, Wa. Also have a Blue Ox Towbar with Roadmaster adapters as a backup.
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52.3 mpg for a high in flat Florida Panhandle. In over 41,000 miles we have a lifetime average of 45.3 mpg. Best car we have ever owned and never needed any repair so far
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I have towed my 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid since 2014. I use a Blue Ox Baseplate. It was pretty straightforward to install and can be done yourself if you are fairly handy with automotive repairs. I installed the Roadmaster Invisibrake system and it works fine as well. Hooking up the lights for towing can be a bit of a challenge. I used in-line diodes for the turn signals and a separate license plate frame mounted led light bar for the tail light function. I do recommend you install a charge line to keep the 12 volt battery charged up while towing. I have towed the Fusion about 35,000 miles using two different motor homes with no real problems
Blue Ox is my first choice since I've had them on 3 previous toads. I bought the hybrid last night and since it has the adaptive cruise control Blue Ox also seems to be the only choice. At 50 lbs it is one of the heavier baseplates they make. There's also a note in the installation instructions that the low placement may cause it to hit the ground on rough transitions. Have you ever noticed the weight or ground clearance to be a problem?
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Anyone tow a Fusion Energi?
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Blue Ox is my first choice since I've had them on 3 previous toads. I bought the hybrid last night and since it has the adaptive cruise control Blue Ox also seems to be the only choice. At 50 lbs it is one of the heavier baseplates they make. There's also a note in the installation instructions that the low placement may cause it to hit the ground on rough transitions. Have you ever noticed the weight or ground clearance to be a problem?


Donít notice the weight ... but I suppose it could lower the fuel mileage. I have drug the bottom of my tow bar through rough transitions a fey times. It helps if you transit these transitions at an angle. Iím also in the process of trying my towbar setup 2 inches higher than the Fusion attachment points.
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Posted earlier and noticed a comment about using Blu Ox due to the AdaptiveCruise Control. We have a 2015 Fusion Hybrid Titanium with Roadmaster Baseplates and Adaptive Cruise Control. In 25,000 miles and three coast to coast trips I have never had a problem with ground clearance. It has been towed behind three totally different types of RVís without a single problem.
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Posted earlier and noticed a comment about using Blu Ox due to the AdaptiveCruise Control. We have a 2015 Fusion Hybrid Titanium with Roadmaster Baseplates and Adaptive Cruise Control. In 25,000 miles and three coast to coast trips I have never had a problem with ground clearance. It has been towed behind three totally different types of RVís without a single problem.
Thanks for the response. The Roadmaster website says their baseplate doesn't work with adaptive cruise control. Glad to know it works for you. I'll relook my options.
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Installed at the factory in Vancouver. I would call Roadmaster and ask. Best car I have ever owned
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I flat tow a 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid using the Roadmaster Falcon all-terrain tow bar and Invisibrake. I have had an issue after a few hours of towing where barley tapping the RV brakes, the Fusion brakes begin grabbing hard enough to slow down the 13,000 lb RV. Once the Fusion is disconnected and driven, all seems fine again until hooking it back up to the RV tow rig it begins to happen again after a few hours (about 3 or 4 hrs) of driving. Talked to Roadmaster and they suggested to pull the Vacuum Pump Relay fuse as a solution or install the Fuse Master that will bypass this fuse. However, I have not seen a single other instance of this particular issue happening with the Fusion Hybrid so far with any of my research on the matter.
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Have been towing a 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium for over 25,000 miles behind three different RVís. Excellent Toad getting just over 45mpg over 44,000 miles
Factory installed Roadmaster EZ5 base plates, Falcon 2 towbar( now using a Blue Ox Aventa), Invisibrake, and taillight diodes. Have had many problems with the Invisibrake but Roadmaster stepped up and replaced everything last month that was brake related even though it was 2 years out of warranty. Works great now on our trip to the Washington coast last week. Easy setup by putting it in neutral and turning the engine off with the dash button. Car has been absolutely trouble free.
Also had the brakes grab as above more than once and after numerous attempts to locate the problem they replaced everything.


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I have had a similar over braking problem in the past and each time it was related to my charge line going back to the car not working correctly and the Fusion battery was going low. I canít explain why the braking was excessive ... just that it was related to the charge line not working right (bad connector in my case). Since your issue occurs after several hours of towing ... I would suspect something similar is causing it.
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