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Old 06-01-2020, 11:42 AM   #1
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2019 Lincoln Nautilus for Dinghy Tow?

Does anyone tow a 2019, Lincoln Nautilus (2.0L) as their dinghy tow? The manual says it can be 4 wheel, flat towed. However, the manual brake release requirements, warm up each day and every 6 hours, seems a little cumbersome.

I also like the 2020 Buick Envision, which has less onerous requirements to prep for towing. Anyone tow a Buick Envision?

I have both of these available and need to pick one. I'd go with a Jeep Grand Cherokee etc., but the ride is a little stiff and they are harder for my wife to get into and out of.

I look forward to your comments.

Thanks in advance!
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Does anyone tow a 2019, Lincoln Nautilus (2.0L) as their dinghy tow? The manual says it can be 4 wheel, flat towed. However, the manual brake release requirements, warm up each day and every 6 hours, seems a little cumbersome.

I also like the 2020 Buick Envision, which has less onerous requirements to prep for towing. Anyone tow a Buick Envision?

I have both of these available and need to pick one. I'd go with a Jeep Grand Cherokee etc., but the ride is a little stiff and they are harder for my wife to get into and out of.

I look forward to your comments.

Thanks in advance!
I tow a 2019 Nautilus and it is a great towed. However, you CANNOT tow the 2.0. You can only the 2.7 V6 AWL. Doing the transmission park release and the parking brake release become very easy after doing it a few times. I have installed a Roadmaster battery disconnect button. No need to start the car after x # of hours. I have this in writing for a tech at corporate Lincoln.
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I tow a 2019 Nautilus and it is a great towed. However, you CANNOT tow the 2.0. You can only the 2.7 V6 AWL. Doing the transmission park release and the parking brake release become very easy after doing it a few times. I have installed a Roadmaster battery disconnect button. No need to start the car after x # of hours. I have this in writing for a tech at corporate Lincoln.

Thank you. I'm looking at a 2019 Nautilus with 20,000 miles. Asking around $38k for it before negotiation. I had a battery cutoff switch on my last toad and will be doing what you did whether on the Buick or the Lincoln. The Buick is the easy way to go, but I do like that Lincoln!
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I tow a 2019 Nautilus and it is a great towed. However, you CANNOT tow the 2.0. You can only the 2.7 V6 AWL. Doing the transmission park release and the parking brake release become very easy after doing it a few times. I have installed a Roadmaster battery disconnect button. No need to start the car after x # of hours. I have this in writing for a tech at corporate Lincoln.
Joe, How did you wire the tail lights on your Nautilus. Blue Ox told me they don't have a wiring kit.
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Joe, How did you wire the tail lights on your Nautilus. Blue Ox told me they don't have a wiring kit.
https://www.etrailer.com/Tow-Bar-Wir...leID=201996091

I am not using this on my Edge. I am using the https://www.etrailer.com/Tow-Bar-Wir...s/HM56011.html which I was told by Hopkins that it was correct for my Edge. It is not working properly on my edge, turn light (amber) are on for Taillights. Currently working (slowely) with Hopkins to correct the issue.
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Joe, How did you wire the tail lights on your Nautilus. Blue Ox told me they don't have a wiring kit.
Good question. They told me the same thing. They said they have not figured it out!

If you go to the Roadmaster website you will find specific instructions on how the wiring is done. Since the battery is disconnected, you have to create a switch to power the lights when towing. Right next to my battery disconnect button, is this toggle switch that I have labeled tow and drive.

I have a great installer that used to work for Roadmaster in Portland, OR that did the work for me. He was able to communicate with Roadmaster when he did mine, which was his first. RM had already done one (when they created the base plate).
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