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Old 05-30-2005, 03:40 PM   #1
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We want to rig the Explorer for towing...I understand Ford needs to install a neutral tow kit. I am just looking for any who tow a late model Explorer for any feedback...does it tow well, any problems, etc.
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We want to rig the Explorer for towing...I understand Ford needs to install a neutral tow kit. I am just looking for any who tow a late model Explorer for any feedback...does it tow well, any problems, etc.
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Several of us on the forum tow Ford Explorers.
There have been several posts about it here.
Do a search with the keyword "Explorer" and you can read about them.

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According to the Motorhome Magazine list, only 4 WD Explorer automatics are flat-towable (with the addition of the kit you mentioned). 2 WD models are not.
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Thanks to Ford Engineers, we're on our 3rd Ford Explorer and they tow great. The latest is a new 05 Limited with the new V8. Boy does this vehicle have power and zip.

Here's a suggestion, Blue OX Advanta II, Blue OX Tow Plate/Pins, Blue OX separate light package with bulbs in tail light fixture and BrakeBuddy with Break-away. This system has been working great for us and it's quick and simple to connect and disconnect.

Ford requires that you have the "selectable 4 wheel drive" vehicle, NOT ALL WHEEL DRIVE. The Neutral Tow Kit is nothing more the a small indicator light mounted under the dash and a slight computer adjustment, if any.

Now that we've had this system on 3 different vehicles, I found that the indicator light can be transfered just as easy. The wiring harness is already there and ready to plug into.

If you pay attention to and maitain your tow vehicle regularilly, such as tire pressure and alignment, there are no ill effects of towing your Explorer.

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Mine is the '04 XLT with V8. I have selectable 4WD but even when the full time 4WD is 'off', there is some automatic usage of 4WD in slippery conditions. Mine has the switches on the dash.
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