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Old 10-28-2009, 01:21 PM   #1
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Ford Explorer Towing

I am thinking about upgrading to a diesel pusher and selling off the current Toad as the newer MH would have the capability of towing our Explorer.

So, if I have Ford install the transmission cutout for my 2Wd Explorer and then tow the car with my MH will the mileage continue to record when towed?
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:36 PM   #2
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I don't know about the 2wd but my 4wd has a neutral position in the transfer case. Ford had to flash my eprom to Neutral Enable and I just put it in neutral and step on the brake and push the 4 x 4 button for five seconds and the green neutral light goes to steady on. It doesn't rack up miles being towed.
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You will need a drive shaft disconnect from Remco Towing and the mileage will not register.
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I don't think the 2wd can be towed except with driveshaft disconnected. 4X4 must have neutral tow kit installed by Ford. That was the reason I bought the 4X4.
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All the comments above seem true the 2WD Explorer with Auto Transmission is not towable 4 down. You will have to have the driveshaft disconnect installed or something else. I tow a 4WD and it works great with the Ford installed neutral tow kit.
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Rockhouse, what year is your Explorer? I have a Remco driveline kit that came off my Dads Ford Explorer, pm me if you're interested.
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Remco got out of the drive shaft business for the later model Explorer with the independant front supsnsion. I have been down that road. They sold me one before they quit making them for the Explorer. Never could get a vibration out of the drive shaft. I sold that car and bought a 2007 Explore 4 X 4 with the Dealer installed Neutral tow kit. It's the only way to go.
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Good information. Thank you. My car is a 2007 2WD version so I'd need the Ford-installed disconnect. Not complicated . . . they claim.
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Good information. Thank you. My car is a 2007 2WD version so I'd need the Ford-installed disconnect. Not complicated . . . they claim.
The Ford Neutral Tow Kit is for 4WD only as the 2wd has no transfer case.
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That is correct. It has to be a 4X4. 2 WD it does not work, there is no solution that works this well. You might find an old drive shaft disconnect, I personally wouldn' t do it. It does not work with the independant front suspension, that is why they discontinued it for the Explorer
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The others are correct - the 2007 2WD Explorer automatic is not towable and there is no kit available to convert it. You can verify this on the Remco Towing site application charts or through a Ford dealer.
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Phooey. Guess I might have an Explorer for sale . . . perhaps trade it in on a 4WD Escape.

Although the news was bad, thanks, folks, for the information.
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Phooey. Guess I might have an Explorer for sale . . . perhaps trade it in on a 4WD Escape.

Although the news was bad, thanks, folks, for the information.
From what I'm hearing about the Escape I think I would stick with the Explorer...
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Trade the Explorer for an Edge rather than an Escape. It's similar in size to the Explorer and even more comfortable. And the tranny was designed for 4-down towing, either as a Fwd or 4WD.
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