Originally Posted by Sammie
I'm thinking of buying a new 2016 Ford Explorer to tow. I'm wondering if anyone is towing a 2016 year model? If so, what procedure do you use in order to setup and tow? I know the 2015 Explorers can be towed but not sure about the 2016 year models.
The online owner's manual for the 2016 Explorer says:
Put your climate control system in
recirculated air mode to prevent exhaust
fumes from entering the vehicle. See
Follow these guidelines if you have a need
for recreational (RV) towing. An example
of recreational towing would be towing
your vehicle behind a motorhome. We
designed these guidelines to prevent
damage to your transmission.
You can tow your 3.5L EcoBoost or 3.7L
Duratec (6F50 or 6F55 transmission)
equipped vehicle with all four wheels on
If you tow your vehicle with all four wheels
on the ground:
Tow only in the forward direction.• Release the parking brake."
There is more info that tells how to do it depending on whether you have keyless ignition or not. You can find the manual by searching for "2016 Ford Explorer Owners Manual." The info for recreational towing (4-down) starts on page 150.
Hope this helps ...