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Old 04-24-2013, 06:05 AM   #1
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flat tow 2013 edge

will be getting 2013 edge today. have blue ox installed with tag hot wire to battery, for brake power & for keeping toad battery up. is anyone pulling a fuse
in toad to kill toad dash power?
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:25 AM   #2
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Nope, if you have dc power to your battery you are good to go. Before we installed Roadmaster's Invsibrake, our battery was dead on arrival. Now, no issues. It was suggested to us that at every stop to crank up the Edge so the tranny fluid is spun through the system. Two years now and no problems.
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make sure it is the edge with the 3.5 V6 and not the 2.0 ecoboost. The ecoboost uses a different transmission that cannot be used for flat towing. Page 248 in the owners guide.
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:33 PM   #4
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will be getting 2013 edge today. have blue ox installed with tag hot wire to battery, for brake power & for keeping toad battery up. is anyone pulling a fuse
in toad to kill toad dash power?
I just purchased a 2013 ford edge sport. getting blue ox equipment installed next week. Was the hot lead to the battery included with their wiring harness? Or did that have to get added in addition? don't want to struggle with dead battery with accessories on all day.
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I have the "sister" version - 2013 Lincoln MKX with the intelli access system. I read in the manual that after 10 minutes in the accessories position it shuts itself off.

Is this true?
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I have the "sister" version - 2013 Lincoln MKX with the intelli access system. I read in the manual that after 10 minutes in the accessories position it shuts itself off.

Is this true?
Some modules may shut down but the instrument cluster module usually does not shut down unless the shifter is in park. There is a park switch that is wired to the cluster and it needs to be in park for that module to fully shut down.
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We just got our new Edge set up two weeks ago with Blue Ox base plates and light kit and made our first test trip to see how it towed. The instrument cluster does stay lit with the key in accessory position. We only went two hours one way so the battery did not die but I decided to add a Toad Charger to prevent dead battery problems. There is no hot wire to the battery with the light kit from Blue Ox and I like the idea of the Toad Charger better.

I was glad to see that even though the instrument cluster on the Edge is powered and the odometer is lit it does not count miles while being towed. The last toad we had was a Kia Soul that also did not count miles and looking at our logs we had 16k on the odometer and over 23k being towed. When the insurance company paid off they were paying based on 16k instead of 39k miles.
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Thanks TerryO! Very helpful. I will ask them to install a Toad-Charge as well.
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tow edge

mh plug has a hot wire when running. used this to use to tag to car battery with in line fuse. this was installed with base plate & wiring. the dash lights do go off. come back on any time you open a door.
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mh plug has a hot wire when running. used this to use to tag to car battery with in line fuse. this was installed with base plate & wiring. the dash lights do go off. come back on any time you open a door.
Hmmm...is that a 7-pin connector with a hot lead designed to run electric trailer brakes?
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Hmmm...is that a 7-pin connector with a hot lead designed to run electric trailer brakes?
If i remember my 7 pin wiring correctly there is a separate wire for the electric brakes and a constant 12V source for charging a trailer battery.
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yes 7 pin connector on mh. one for charging trailer battery for trailer brake away system.
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You definitely need a toad charge line. I too use the invisibrake and it seems to keep it up just fine. When stopping for fuel and at end of trip they recommend starting it and running it through the gears.

As mentioned, anyone contemplating an EDGE be sure to get the model that is towable four down.
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You definitely need a toad charge line. I too use the invisibrake and it seems to keep it up just fine. When stopping for fuel and at end of trip they recommend starting it and running it through the gears.

As mentioned, anyone contemplating an EDGE be sure to get the model that is towable four down.
Yes, it has to have a v6 engine. The 4 cylinder Eco Boost is NOT towable 4 down because it has a different transmission.

These are the towing instructions directly from the owners manual. I've added the highlighting and side bar notes.



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