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Old 01-08-2014, 09:41 PM   #15
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Dennis, do you happen to have a skatch of how you wired up the Toad Charger? I ordered one and it came today.
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Use two 15 or 20 amp breakers or fuses one on the chassis + side battery and one on the + toad battery and use #10 or #12 wire to the center post of your plug in, real simple and cheap. I towed a 11 Edge for a a year with no problems with the charge line also have it on the F150 now
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This is how my six way plug coming from the motorhome (Freightliner chassis) is wired:
I merely fastened one "hot" wire into the back of the car six wire connector and spliced a ground wire into the existing white ground wire. These two wires are the “input” for the Toad Charger. The two output wires go to the car battery positive and ground. I just pulled off the rubber from the back of the car connector.
So, two wires travel from the connector to the Toad Charge Controller and two wires from the Controller to the car battery. The Freightliner already has a 20 Amp fuse, so I didn’t need to worry about installing another one. I used red and white wires to make sure they were properly identified.
You can see the LSL diagram at this location:
TOAD-CHARGE Dinghy Vehicle Battery Charger/Maintainer
I tired to post pictures but it did work. Let me know if this helped.
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Just out of curiousity, is there any changes between a 2011 and a 2013 Edge so far as towing would be concerned?
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Just out of curiousity, is there any changes between a 2011 and a 2013 Edge so far as towing would be concerned?
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Not that i am aware of
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I have a 2011 Edge FWD. Directions are same as 2013. Tows easily with 4 down. Had problems with dead battery in the beginning. Ford offered no help. Added a Tow Charger, as mentioned above. Works great and very easy to install. Did have to call for help, but my mistake by not READING ALL of the instructions!!!
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I have a 2011 Edge FWD. Directions are same as 2013. Tows easily with 4 down. Had problems with dead battery in the beginning. Ford offered no help. Added a Tow Charger, as mentioned above. Works great and very easy to install. Did have to call for help, but my mistake by not READING ALL of the instructions!!!
Tom, What was the cause of the battery going dead?

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Just out of curiousity, is there any changes between a 2011 and a 2013 Edge so far as towing would be concerned?
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The 3.5L V6 and the 6F50/55 have remained virtually unchanged since 2007. Other than adding a turbo 4 cyl with a 6F35 transmission in the Edge (cannot be flat towed) the 11-13's are unchanged drivetrain wise.
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We have 6,000 miles of tow with the Edge. So far have not drained the battery. Hope by following the manual for Ford and running it every 400 does the trick.
Hello Parrett,

We are new (6 months) to RVing. We purchased a used '07 Saturn VUE with a Blue Ox system and just replaced the VUE with a 2011 Edge Limited FWD 3.5 V6 with push button start. We will tow it behind our '06 DP Dutch Star. I am installing a Blue Ox base plate and will continue to use my Roadmaster Brakemaster air auxiliary brake system transferred over to the Edge from the VUE. For lights I have chosen the Hopkins custom plug and play light kit.

Some questions:

^ One thread I read mentioned height variances between the Edge and the MH hitch that needed to be addressed. Did you have this problem?
^ Are you maintaining your toad battery without a regulator in the line, just a fuse?
^ Based on some of the thread comments I've read can you tow an Edge without having to charge its battery as long as you don't exceed 6 hours continuous towing and are not using an electric auxiliary brake system?
^ Did you install your Blue Ox base plate yourself or did you have it installed; in either case what was the difficultly if self installed or charged labor hours if you had it installed for you?
^ Does the accessory switch turn off the accessories on the Edge after "X" minutes to your knowledge as I've read on one thread comment?

Thanks in advance for your reply.
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