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Old 03-06-2014, 01:26 PM   #1
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Flat towing 2011 Ford Flex SEL

We just bought a 2011 Flex with the intent of flat towing, this replaces an 02 Escape on a dolly. As this is al new to me suggestions would be helpful. I just started looking at base plates, etc and portable brake systems and tow bars. Broad question but what should I be looking for and problems are encountered, ie battery drain? do fuses need to be pulled? What do Flex owners use or do?

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Old 03-07-2014, 09:15 PM   #2
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Wow...nobody's gonna answer huh?

Looks like Blue-Ox has a baseplate - under $400 on amazon. I like their tow bars. Then a brake unit and some tallights and you're good to go.

You gonna tow with a workhorse 8.1? 4400-4800 is a LOT of weight to tow. Will do it but you'll feel it on the hills.

The only thing we're hearing is batt drain if something is on when the steering is unlocked. If you have a nav system you'll probly need a fuse switch to kill it. Otherwise as long as the Ford trans is rated for flat-towing you're golden.
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