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Old 02-06-2008, 04:07 PM   #1
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I've got a 93 Ford Escort, 1.9L engine & straight transaxle. I want to tow it with a 300 HP Monaco 36'
Will it tow 4-down? The local Ford dealers(3 of 'em) won't even try to help me answer this question.

I hope someone has an idea. Also, what about breaking on it?
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Old 02-06-2008, 04:07 PM   #2
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I've got a 93 Ford Escort, 1.9L engine & straight transaxle. I want to tow it with a 300 HP Monaco 36'
Will it tow 4-down? The local Ford dealers(3 of 'em) won't even try to help me answer this question.

I hope someone has an idea. Also, what about breaking on it?
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Old 02-08-2008, 03:11 PM   #3
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I towed a '91 escort with automatic transaxle up until it had a mishap recently. With the automatic you have to get an aftermarket pump to circulate transmission fluid through the trasmission when you are towing. More information on the lube pumps are found here:
http://www.remcotowing.com/lube_pump.php
You can order them through camping world or maybe other online sources. Call remco and find out what pump you need.
When you're set up,you just have to connect the car with the tow bars, plug it in, keep the ignition on run so the steering wheel is not locked, and gear selection lever in Neutral. I also used magnetic tow lights on that car but you can wire in the factory brake and turn lights also.
I just got a manual focus to replace the escort and I will be wiring the lights for brakes and turn signals through the factory lights as the new car's paint is much better than my old scort. I will miss that escort, I could park it in the city unlocked and nobody would steal it
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:54 AM   #4
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I bought a 2007 Focus this last year for 4 down towing and instead of splicing into the vehicle wiring system, I installed the Roadmaster light kit. You install an additional light in each tail light for the tail light, brake light, and stop light. Then a harness is run to the front of the Focus and that is what I plug into the MH -- all of the rear lights on the Focus are then run from the MH. Was an easy install and took about 2 hours -- all in --- most of the work was removing and installing the tail light assembly on the Focus. I ran the wire through the front firewall and then under the door baseplates inside of the car to get the wiring to the rear of the car.
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:32 AM   #5
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I towed a 1993 Escort[station wagon] for years. Manual transmission and the "big" engine for that year, which I believe was the 1.9l eng.

Great toad and the only reason we let it go was,the A/C went out and it just wasn't worth fixing.

One problem that we had was the rear tires would cup, but tires were so cheap that it was of no concern.
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:58 PM   #6
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I towed a 1993 Escort stick for a number of years with no problems. Didn't even know it was back there.
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