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Old 01-01-2014, 10:20 PM   #1
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Towing a 2013 Ford Edge

I have read on other forms that there are issues with towing a 2013 Ford Edge. Since I bought one for that purpose, I hesitate in doing so. Dose anyone know what those problems would be and what the fixes are??? I have read that there may be a issue with totally discharging the battery on the Edge when towing it. I can't get any response out of the dealer where I bought it.
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Towing instructions start on page 254 of the manual here http://www.fordservicecontent.com/Fo.../13edgom4e.pdf
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As long as you have the V6 model you can tow 4 down. The 4 cyl version has a different transmission that cannot be towed 4 down. As with most owners I would add a charge line to the battery from the coach to charge the battery. Because the shifter is not in park, several modules do not shut down so there will be some battery drain.
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I have the explorer with the same requirements. I recommend you buy a Toad Charge from LSL Products. You only need to buy the controller (around $55). Hook it up with the hot wire (and ground) in your six way connector. Then, you never have to worry about your car battery again. It tops it off as you drive down the road but never over charges it. It is an easy install but let me know if you have any questions.
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As long as you have the V6 model you can tow 4 down. The 4 cyl version has a different transmission that cannot be towed 4 down. As with most owners I would add a charge line to the battery from the coach to charge the battery. Because the shifter is not in park, several modules do not shut down so there will be some battery drain.
How about a battery disconnect switch?
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We flat tow a 2013 Ford Edge behind our Allegro Bus, purchased last August. We got a print out (through our Ford dealer) verifying how to flat tow it. Basically we follow the directions in the Ford manual. Simple. We use an RV 1 breaking system with it. Put it in N and away we go. Speedometer does not add miles. We run the engine every 400 miles while towing.
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We flat tow a 2013 Ford Edge behind our Allegro Bus, purchased last August. We got a print out (through our Ford dealer) verifying how to flat tow it. Basically we follow the directions in the Ford manual. Simple. We use an RV 1 breaking system with it. Put it in N and away we go. Speedometer does not add miles. We run the engine every 400 miles while towing.
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Parrett, Does youf battery in the Edge ever drain down? Just wondering if I would need to add a charge circuit.

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How about a battery disconnect switch?
You could but some adaptives may reset. So I would just charge while towing.
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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.
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I have the "Sister" vehicle, 2013 Lincoln MKX. Followed the manual and I have not had any problems. Typically we only travel 250 miles a day, 4 hours. I have an alarm system. I put it in Valet mode, Intelligent key in accessories mode, shift into neutral (follow book procedure), get out, lock the doors and away we go.
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our toad, drive her on the KARKADDYSS put in park, turn off key and hook up lights, straps and chains-- done, 5 minutes off we go.
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I have the explorer with the same requirements. I recommend you buy a Toad Charge from LSL Products. You only need to buy the controller (around $55). Hook it up with the hot wire (and ground) in your six way connector. Then, you never have to worry about your car battery again. It tops it off as you drive down the road but never over charges it. It is an easy install but let me know if you have any questions.
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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Though not the best I wired mine with both the breaker and charger in the car. There was a charge wrote on the mh plug already. Ran that to the toad to the breaker then to the charger and battery. Most will suggest to put the breaker on the mh side of the hook up but what I have works for me. I didn't want to have to break the wiring already on the mh side of things.
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