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Old 03-21-2016, 07:56 PM   #1
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Towing a Ford Edge AWD

Can you tow a 2015 Ford Edge Awd four down with the 2.7 or 3.5L engines? The owners manual says you can, but the FMCA and Motorhome towing guides say you can not. I was wondering if there are any owners out there towing this vehicle?
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Can you tow a 2015 Ford Edge Awd four down with the 2.7 or 3.5L engines? The owners manual says you can, but the FMCA and Motorhome towing guides say you can not. I was wondering if there are any owners out there towing this vehicle?
I have a 2011 Edge with a 3.7 and just got it set up to tow, but here is everything from etrailer.
https://www.etrailer.com/vehicle/2015/Ford/Edge
I think they just missed getting there info in
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The 2015 FMC magazine towing guide, that I recently downloaded, shows the Edge V6 AWD and FWD are flat four towable. The 2L Ecoboost is not.
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We also are looking to tow(4 down) a Edge. If you have done this what year and model please
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I have an 07 which I have towed since 08 and no problems. It is easy to set up and go.
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I have an 07 which I have towed since 08 and no problems. It is easy to set up and go.
Do you pull a fuse or anything different to pull (just turn ignition one notch ovet)?
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We have a 10 which we towed since it was new. Put over 35000 miles on it behind the motorhome. No fuse pulling, just put in neutral ,put key to accessory and cut off radio and go.
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We have a 10 which we towed since it was new. Put over 35000 miles on it behind the motorhome. No fuse pulling, just put in neutral ,put key to accessory and cut off radio and go.
That's really it?! What model do you have and have you been told to start the Edge every 400 to 500 miles to lubricate transmission/engine?
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You can find the official Ford documentation by year here:
RV & Trailer Towing Guides | fleet.ford.com

For 2015, it states:
Edge 3.5L/2.7L EcoBoostŪ (FWD/AWD) N/A Yes (3)(4)(5)
N/A = Manual and Yes = Auto

(3) All-wheel-drive/Intelligent 4WD vehicles cannot be towed on a dolly.
(4) Maximum speed with automatic transmission is 65 mph.
(5) Start the engine and allow it to run for five (5) minutes at the beginning of each day and every six (6) hours
thereafter.
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If you tow a Ford Edge with a toad brake that mashes the foot brake you will need a charge line because the brake lights will run the battery down in a couple days of towing, other than that I think my 11 Edge was one of the finest toad I have towed.
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I flat tow a 2014 Ford Edge SEL AWD. You are limited to no more than 65 mph. Occasionally have issues with battery draining so I start car each time I stop for potty break or fuel. Use Roadmaster baseplate, tow bar, and supplemental brake system.
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I just got mine tow ready last week
2011 Ford Edge Sport 3.7 AWD
Push button start and stop
Run for 5min while hooking up put in N push the stop. All I can drive is about 300mi stop then restart for 5min. back can't take any more than 300mi.
I installed this to keep the battery charged
RVibrake Towed Battery Charger, charge line replacement
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Good question as I was looking at the 2015 Dinghy Towing Guide and the Edge is not on the list as towable 4 down.
http://towingworld.com/resources/2015DinghyGuide.pdf

This was disappointing as we were thinking of trading in our 2013 Edge for a new one and that just assumed as of 2015 it was no longer towable 4 down. For some reason I didn't do my normal homework and check for an on-line owners manual.

(And as a hedge for a new tow vehicle I just purchased an new 2016 Colorado Z71, that can be towed four down)

Based on the revelations in this post I just checked on-line for the 2016 Edge Owner's manual. There are two posts in it about towing.

The first defines what you cannot tow(mainly due to the transmission);
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Recreational Towing
Note: Put your climate control system in recirculated air mode to prevent exhaust fumes from entering the vehicle. See Manual Climate Control.
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.
2.0L EcoBoost vehicles with automatic transmission (6F35) CANNOT be flat-towed (all wheels on the ground) as vehicle or transmission damage may occur.
Front-wheel Drive Vehicles
We recommend you tow your vehicle with the front wheels off the ground by using a tow dolly, or with all four wheels off the ground using a vehicle transport trailer. If you are using a tow dolly, follow the instructions specified by the equipment provider.
All-wheel Drive Vehicles
We recommend you tow your vehicle with all four (4) wheels off the ground using a vehicle transport trailer. Otherwise, you cannot recreational tow your vehicle
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The 2nd post defines what you can tow;

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Recreational Towing
Note: Put your climate control system in recirculated air mode to prevent exhaust fumes from entering the vehicle. See Manual Climate Control.
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 2.7L EcoBoost or 3.5L (6F50 or 6F55) equipped vehicle with all four wheels on the ground.
If you tow your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground:
Tow only in the forward direction.
Release the parking brake.

Vehicles with Keyless Start
Start the vehicle by pressing the brake pedal, and then pressing the keyless start button until the vehicle starts.
Press the brake pedal and shift the gearshift into neutral (N).
Turn the vehicle off by pressing the keyless start button once.
Disconnect the negative (black) cable from the battery. You need the door key to lock and unlock doors when the battery cable is disconnected. See Changing the 12V Battery.
Note: The anti-theft system does not work until you reconnect the battery cable.
Start the engine within 15 minutes of reconnecting the battery cable.

Vehicles with an Ignition Key
Start the vehicle by pressing the brake pedal, and then turning the ignition key until the vehicle starts.
Press the brake pedal and shift the transmission into neutral (N).
Turn the vehicle off by turning the ignition key past the accessory position. The key position is between the accessory and off positions. See Ignition Switch.
Disconnect the negative (black) cable from the battery. See Changing the 12V Battery.
Note: The anti-theft system does not work until you reconnect the battery cable.
Start the engine within 15 minutes of reconnecting the battery cable.
All Vehicles
Do not exceed 65 mph (105 km/h).
Start the engine and allow it to run for five minutes at the beginning of each day and every six hours thereafter. With the engine running and your foot on the brake, shift into drive (D) and then into reverse (R) before shifting back into neutral (N).
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So thanks to you guys I can now start looking at the 2016 Edge AWD again.
Will make the DW happy!

FYI The 2016 Edge Owners manual can be found here;
https://owner.ford.com/tools/account...2016/Ford/Edge


Of course I will check the owner's manual that comes with the vehicle to ensure that this still in there.

thanks all for the incentive to re-think the Edge.

P.S. I still don't regret buying the Colorado

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Can you tow a 2015 Ford Edge Awd four down with the 2.7 or 3.5L engines? The owners manual says you can, but the FMCA and Motorhome towing guides say you can not. I was wondering if there are any owners out there towing this vehicle?
We have a 2011 Edge AWD that we tow 4 down and have had no issues.

I would go with what Ford says.
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