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Old 01-21-2008, 05:18 AM   #1
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Does anybody have DIRECT experience with a Ford Edge as a Toad?
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Almost - a close friend has one. He loves it. Basically just hook her up, put it in neutral and go. No fuses to pull or anything.

I have the same transmission in my Acadia, which is a larger vehicle than the Edge. Have to pull a fuse on the Acadia.
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Old 01-22-2008, 02:56 AM   #4
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Thanks Gary.
It's a done deal and we pick it up tomorrow.
Looks like a Demco base plate and bar is in our future. Along with an Roadmaster Even Brake.
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Old 01-22-2008, 01:49 PM   #5
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Hi Bob,
We have towed the FWD Edge for over 3,000 miles. I know of several others who have towed much further.
Pulls extremely well. Per manual, run for 5 minutes before towing, put in Neutral and ACC and run for 5 minutes when fueling up.
Have Roadmaster brackets and bar and they align well with our Allegro Bay.
We do not have problems which require pulling fuses or disconnecting battery.
We use the Brake Buddy. If you pull the car battery, a large rubber plug on the firewall will allow you to drop any cables etc behind the brake pedal.
Hope this helps.
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:15 AM   #6
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Hi Marv,
It sure does. Especially that little pearl about the firewall plug.
I'll probably run a #10 power and Ground wires from the Coach's hitch plug to a plug near the car's hitch-pins. From there I'll run the wires through the firewall to another outlet for power to the brake system. As the brake lights will work when the Even-Brake/Brake-Buddy pushes the pedal, I'll let the car's battery operate the brake lights. But I'll also install small seperate LED signal/side marker lights at the rear of the roof rails that will operate from the Coach's marker/signal/emergency brake signals. Doing it this way I can hide all the wires inside the car and run them out the top of the rear hatch (with all the Idjits on the road there's no such thing as too many lights).

Just some thoughts right now. We'll see when I get to the job in better weather.
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:58 AM   #7
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It's now ours.
The Dealer we bought our Alpine is a Blue Ox dealer/installer and they will do the work.

Sure looks strange in the driveway without the Lincoln Behemoth in it. The Edge is actually more comfortable and rides better. To say nothing about the 8 to 10 MPG improvement (more money for Diesel now).

Thanks to all that have responded here and elsewhere. Your info helped with the decision.
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