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Old 05-21-2018, 09:30 AM   #1
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towing a Ford Flex

Does anyone have experience towing a ford flex?
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Old 05-21-2018, 10:56 AM   #2
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

I can't answer your question but I bet someone will be along shortly that can!

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Old 05-21-2018, 02:03 PM   #3
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We tow a 2013 Flex. Are you having an issue?
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Old 05-22-2018, 02:40 PM   #4
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Towing with Fore

we would like to tow a Ford Flex and were hoping to get information about doing so. We have 34.3 Thor Miramar gas motor home.
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Old 05-29-2018, 07:04 AM   #6
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Towing with Ford Flex

Thank you for posting. How often do you start the vehicle in route and at night when you stop do you unhook if not what is the protocol for the tow vehicle. I know real newbies but would rather be safe then sorry.
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We towed an 09 AWD Flex and I did what Ford called for in their towing requirements. Start every 6 hours on a trip and put it in drive and reverse a couple times, same thing before heading out each day. I did have the transmission serviced annually and ran synthetic transmission fluid. Ford said to limit top speed to 65mph, but I didnít adhere to that and had no problems with the transmission. I really think the annual service and synthetic fluid is what helped me do that.
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:02 AM   #8
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Tow a 12. Usually disconnect and do some running around daily. If we don't disconnect I run the engine and go through the gears a few times. Tow around 5K miles a year, 78K on the odometer.

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We tow a 2013 Flex Ltd awd with an invisibrake unit. Only problem was battery died after 3 hours and couldnít move car. Easy fix was to add charge line from RV plug to car. Also added diode in line to prevent false activation of invisibrake when not towing. If you have any other brake system make sure you have a 12v charge line installed.
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Yes start your car every 3-5 hours of towing, cycle though all gears , idle for 4-5 minutes. We do this on our rest stops. No need to disconnect when overnighting , but it doesnít hurt. Make sure your installer adds a 12v charge live from RV to toad battery with a fuse and a diode!
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I don't have a charge line and have no problem, the Brakemaster is air operated. Only the indicator draws power, I use a Chinese remote transmitter and receiver for brake indication, work great.

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I don't have a charge line and have no problem, the Brakemaster is air operated. Only the indicator draws power, I use a Chinese remote transmitter and receiver for brake indication, work great.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_n...72.m2749.l2658
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We tow a '14 AWD. Manual states to start every 5 hours and run for 5 minutes, then shift from drive to reverse to neutral. It also states 65mph max. I adhere to that with a few sprints. I do disconnect a blue connector that is under the red cover on the positive battery terminal. It shuts off all power to the inside of the car......including door locks. If I don't, I have a dead battery in 4-5 hours.
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I tow a 2013 AWD using a blue ox with a brakebuddy. Keep it under 70 , start it every 6 houras, go through the gears and never have a problem. That hasn't always been the case thyhough. When first started to tow the Flex, kept having to jump it when I stopped for the day. Finally discovered that had a bad ground which eventually killed my battery. Fixed the ground, replaced the battery and been happy ever since.
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