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Old 09-23-2016, 08:45 AM   #29
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This is a picture of one I built a few yrs ago , it's just thin wall 2 inch squar tubing with hole for pin and about 3 ft of 1/8 2X2 angle welded to the squar tub and
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Old 09-23-2016, 11:19 AM   #30
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I have discussed this with two 2016 Edge Sports with the 2.7L Eco boost and both have not had any issues using the existing lights. I will be getting our Sport setup later this year.
What about battery disconnect?
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This is all good discussion, and I read the same material in the owners manual. However, working with the hitch specialists and Blue Ox reps, the Edge now has "multi-plex" wiring, which means most wiring kits no longer work - and they recommend using a light bar or magnetic towing lights. Has anyone found a wiring kit that works with this new wiring configuration? Thanks for any insight.
Another option is to use the BlueOx BX8869 Bulb and Socket Tail Light Wiring Kit. This is required for the Ford Focus setup because of the DCT. It took me about an hour to install.

"Does not tap into vehicle existing wiring, simple to install, fits most vehicles with clearance in taillight housing, operated by the towing vehicle."
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What about battery disconnect?
I have my system set up to charge the battery instead of disconnecting it.

That way you don't lose you radio resets and phone pairings.
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We just set up our 2015 Ford Edge to tow behind our MH. Do those of you who have these vehicles use the door key each time for manual lock and unlock, or is there another way to open and close the door (and lock it) once the battery is disconnected? I was thinking of rigging up a system to be able to open the hood, and turn the quick disconnect on the battery to be able to use the key fob to re-lock the door once I've got the vehicle in neutral and ready to tow. Then I would turn the quick disconnect key back again and be ready to go. IF you do always use the manual lock/unlock steps, how do you quickly do this without having to take apart the door handle?
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We just set up our 2015 Ford Edge to tow behind our MH. Do those of you who have these vehicles use the door key each time for manual lock and unlock, or is there another way to open and close the door (and lock it) once the battery is disconnected? I was thinking of rigging up a system to be able to open the hood, and turn the quick disconnect on the battery to be able to use the key fob to re-lock the door once I've got the vehicle in neutral and ready to tow. Then I would turn the quick disconnect key back again and be ready to go. IF you do always use the manual lock/unlock steps, how do you quickly do this without having to take apart the door handle?
We have 2016 Edge, here is what we do from the owner's manual:

Vehicles with Keyless Start
1. Start the vehicle by pressing the brake
pedal, and then pressing the keyless
start button until the vehicle starts.
2. Press the brake pedal and shift the
gearshift into neutral (N).
3. Turn the vehicle off by pressing the
keyless start button once.
4. Disconnect the negative (black) cable
from the battery. You need the door
key to lock and unlock doors when the
battery cable is disconnected.

Hope that helps.. I put the last sentence in red...You do have a key??? Our Edge came with a key for the doors..
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Need to Lock the Door?

I've read that section in my manual many times, and also thought I would get an RV quick disconnect; though those are normally for the positive side, and the manual says to unhook the negative side (shouldn't matter to the disconnect switch). And on the 2016 Edge, the negative terminal is harder to reach - especially with a wrench. However, assuming that my car is right behind me at all times, not able to be started, and hooked to my MH, why do I even need to lock my doors?
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I've read that section in my manual many times, and also thought I would get an RV quick disconnect; though those are normally for the positive side, and the manual says to unhook the negative side (shouldn't matter to the disconnect switch). And on the 2016 Edge, the negative terminal is harder to reach - especially with a wrench. However, assuming that my car is right behind me at all times, not able to be started, and hooked to my MH, why do I even need to lock my doors?
My disconnect does the negative side It is mounted on the firewall in front of the battery. It is a red key that I turn and remove.
When you are ready, put key back in and all is good. Clock hours go to EST minuets are ok. Radio goes to AM, presets are OK.

I don't lock the doors either.

At some point will go to a toad battery charger.
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We do have the quick disconnect key that works for the battery. We needed to take our new Thor Challenger back to the Thor service center in Wakarusa, IN this past weekend for the repairs/replacement, etc. of the 74 items on our list that needed to be addressed (a whole other story...). We didn't lock the doors either on the dinghy.

Coeranch: You are correct in that when you are traveling you don't always have to lock the doors on your tow vehicle, but what if you are on a long trip, you go to a restaurant and you aren't able to watch your vehicle? I know that many people use their tow vehicle to store other items they are taking with them and an unlocked vehicle could easily be a target for theft. My husband was curious to know if there was another way to not have to use the manual key that's inside the key fob as he didn't want to have to worry about scratching the underside of the door lock if you were trying to get the key in and out and sliding that handle section off multiple times while traveling. I was just wondering if this was a problem for others or if everyone just used the manual key when necessary. Thanks for those that responded.
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Perfect! Thanks for both of these replies. BTW: I've since watched some youtube videos and done some other research, and I understand the folly of my thinking that the disconnect could be on either terminal - I will make sure I hook it to the negative side!
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