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Old 09-17-2007, 02:14 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of a way to tow a Ford 150 FWD
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Does anyone know of a way to tow a Ford 150 FWD
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:51 PM   #3
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If it is a 4WD you can't flat tow it unless it has the manual transfer case which has a neutral position in the shift pattern.
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Old 09-17-2007, 05:49 PM   #4
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Well Not entirely true. A neutral position is required in the transfer case but it can be electronic as in the GM 4X4 trucks. I don't tow my Avalanche but the manual says it can be towed 4 down.
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Check the Motorhome Magazine Dingy Guide for the appropriate year of your F150
http://www.motorhomemagazine.com/output.cfm?ID=1073647
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According to Motorhome Magazine Dinghy Towing Guide, Ford doesn't approve flat towing the electronic transfer case version of the 4WD system on the F150. And there is no neutral tow kit like there is for the Explorer 4WD.

The manual transfer case 4wd is towable.
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Gary, I'm not familiar with the Ford products. Does the electronic transfer case not allow it to be placed into a neutral condition? Or can it be put in neutral and some other factor precludes it from being flat towed.
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Roger, My understanding of the Ford Electronic Transfer case in the Explorer is that there is no neutral position on the push buttons. You have to have a neutral tow kit installed to acheive neutral on the transfer case. Evidently the F150 Electronic Transfer case does not work the same way as Ford doesw not offer a neutral tow kit and only recommends that the manual transfer case be towed 4 down with the shifter in neutral.
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Thanks, will note that for future reference in the nice to know file.
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Marty Mobil, welcome to iRV2.

HERE is a link to the Ford web site for all towing information.

It covers 4 down dinghy towing, and truck towing of 5th wheel and conventional trailers.

It covers years 2002 through 2008.
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