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Old 09-20-2014, 04:52 PM   #15
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I believe that FWD or AWD models can be flat towed, but only FWD models can be dolly towed. I know that is the case with my Lincoln, and I think they have the same tranny. Check the owner's manual on the car you are buying to be sure.
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Old 09-20-2014, 04:55 PM   #16
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I know that this is beside the point but I could not resist to ask: why did you not stick with a Jeep? It is sooooo easy with a Jeep. I too will have to replace my 2004 Grand Cherokee soon.
Not everybody wants a Jeep. Personal preference and all that. Also, Jeeps are reported in the media to have poor reliability. (Let the flame wars begin.)
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Old 09-20-2014, 05:28 PM   #17
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Wendell. Have a 2015 Acadia which is mechanically the same as an Enclave. My owner's manual specifically says that the AWD models can be towed 4 down but cannot be towed on a dolly. The FWD models can be towed 4 down or with the front wheels on a dolly. By the way if you install a battery charge line when you wire for towing, the only fuse to remove is the 50amp batt1 under the hood, and the only reason to remove it is to prevent accumulating miles. Buy a high profile 50amp Littlefuse FMX and you'll have an easy to remove fuse.
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I also bought the tall fuse and it's really easy to pull now only takes a few seconds to pop the hood and pull it.
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Do you guys run the engine at the beginning of each towing day and at each fuel stop as the owners manual directs to lubricate the transmission?
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Wendell. Have a 2015 Acadia which is mechanically the same as an Enclave. My owner's manual specifically says that the AWD models can be towed 4 down but cannot be towed on a dolly. The FWD models can be towed 4 down or with the front wheels on a dolly. By the way if you install a battery charge line when you wire for towing, the only fuse to remove is the 50amp batt1 under the hood, and the only reason to remove it is to prevent accumulating miles. Buy a high profile 50amp Littlefuse FMX and you'll have an easy to remove fuse.
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Do you guys run the engine at the beginning of each towing day and at each fuel stop as the owners manual directs to lubricate the transmission?
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Nope;just run engine while hooking up to tow bar and then when I unhook from tow bar. I normally do not drive more than 400 miles per day.
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Battery drain on 2014 Enclave

First trip with our new 2014 Enclave and Battery drains in a few hours. Installed both switches(50A under hood and 15A under floor board) . First 15A switch from Blue Ox was bad. Got another one from them. So after first night I actually manually removed all three fuses just to start diagnosing. Now on third night out headed to TX and still no resolve. I must be missing something? Any comments would be appreciated!

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I made a charging system via the coach trailer plug to my battery, fused at the battery. I used one of these and a 12 volt power plug. http://www.amazon.com/Bully-TC-182-1...=pd_sim_auto_4
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Terry , I tow a 2008 enclave clx front wheel drive, I just pull the 50 amp under the hood never had any problem love the enclave. I may install a switch after reading the other posts maybe the toogle switch sounds like the cheap way to go. Hope this helps
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I run the engine at the beginning of each day and at each fuel stop as directed. I usually just start the car before i start fueling then stop it when i'm done fueling, then repull the fuses and i'm ready for another 400 or so miles. Not that big a deal for me anymore.
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I made a charging system via the coach trailer plug to my battery, fused at the battery. I used one of these and a 12 volt power plug. Amazon.com: Bully TC-182 12V Trailer Adapter: Automotive
The shop that installed the BO baseplate ran a wire from the center pole of MH to the battery. We finally got out of the rain this afternoon on our trip and I found the center pole was not hot. 2 o'clock position was hot and I now have it redirected. Still think there is something else in car draining the battery. Most forums on the Enclave owners pull the three fuses as manual states and have no battery issues. Hopefully the hot wire back feeding will eliminate my problem. Plan on talking to BO at Tampa show and see if they have any thoughts.

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I use a aux brake system, so I expect 12volt usage.
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