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Old 02-20-2012, 04:31 PM   #1
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Ford Edge 2WD

Anyone two the 2011 Ford Edge (2WD) 4 down or dolly? Experience or comments?
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:17 PM   #2
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I have the 2011 EDGE SEL. Two wheel, tow 4 down. Initally had problem with dead battery after 4/5 hours towing. Make sure auto headlights are off, not on auto. (1st problem corrected). Insure that all power outlets are empty. ( 2nd problem fixed). Power off radio, windshied wippers (if has an automatic setting) and climate contols. Put in neutral and turn key all the way to the left, key can not come out. After 3 days of trouble on 1st trip, I have now towed the EDGE about 700 miles, and not a single problem. Really like the clear roof on mine. Added cross bars and carry two kayaks up there. Glad I chose this over the other towable listed at various places.
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I have the 2011 EDGE SEL. Two wheel, tow 4 down. Initally had problem with dead battery after 4/5 hours towing. Make sure auto headlights are off, not on auto. (1st problem corrected). Insure that all power outlets are empty. ( 2nd problem fixed). Power off radio, windshied wippers (if has an automatic setting) and climate contols. Put in neutral and turn key all the way to the left, key can not come out. After 3 days of trouble on 1st trip, I have now towed the EDGE about 700 miles, and not a single problem. Really like the clear roof on mine. Added cross bars and carry two kayaks up there. Glad I chose this over the other towable listed at various places.
Thanks for the feedback and all the pointers to avoid a dead battery!
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:15 PM   #4
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I have a 2012 and just set it up for towing. Test towed in evening. Let it sit overnight without turning anything off in vehicle. I locked the doors. This am the battery was dead. The 2012 I have does not have a key. I will do more research but will look into the radio, lights, and climate control. It says to put climate control in the recirc position.

My towing system (Invisi Brake) will charge while towing at 2 amps but I must have the headlights on to do that.
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I have a 2012 and just set it up for towing. Test towed in evening. Let it sit overnight without turning anything off in vehicle. I locked the doors. This am the battery was dead. The 2012 I have does not have a key. I will do more research but will look into the radio, lights, and climate control. It says to put climate control in the recirc position.

My towing system (Invisi Brake) will charge while towing at 2 amps but I must have the headlights on to do that.
Thanks for the feedback and please let me know what you discover. You did not say but us your 2012 a 2WD or AWD model?
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My Edge is a 2012 with the collision system with FWD and not the eco boost engine.
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I have a 2012 and just set it up for towing. Test towed in evening. Let it sit overnight without turning anything off in vehicle. I locked the doors. This am the battery was dead. The 2012 I have does not have a key. I will do more research but will look into the radio, lights, and climate control. It says to put climate control in the recirc position.

My towing system (Invisi Brake) will charge while towing at 2 amps but I must have the headlights on to do that.
Huh?
Not owning a Ford Edge I am wondering, How do you get inside the car with a dead battery and no key? Is the hood latch inside?
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Huh?
Not owning a Ford Edge I am wondering, How do you get inside the car with a dead battery and no key? Is the hood latch inside?
I don't know about the Ford Edge, but our Cadillac SRX has an "emergency" key that will manually unlock the doors. It will not start the car, however.
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Huh?
Not owning a Ford Edge I am wondering, How do you get inside the car with a dead battery and no key? Is the hood latch inside?

The key fob has a door key inside of it.
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Thanks for clarifying that.
I know of people that had a dead battery only to find their actual door locks were sticky and gummed up.
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I guess I'll follow this thread. I really like the Edge but I'm thinking it's just a bit heavy for our situation to tow. :(
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I guess I'll follow this thread. I really like the Edge but I'm thinking it's just a bit heavy for our situation to tow. :(

It weighs about 4000 lbs and tows beautifully. We just bought a 2012 FWD Limited.
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We towed a 2007 MKX (lincoln version of the edge) until last week when we traded. Never had a problem. Have towed as much as a week without unhooking and never a dead battery. Never did shut anything off, just put the key in the correct position and locked the doors and towed it. Just my experience.
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