RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Toads and Motorhome Related Towing
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-11-2019, 06:05 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Sicduc's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Pompano Beach Fl
Posts: 483
2020 Ford Explorer

I'm trying to find out if the 2020 Explorer can be towed 4-down? I spoke to my local dealer and they said from what they heard it will be able to be towed so I asked to see the owners manual and it said it could not be towed by a recreational vehicle. There answer was the manual was probably printed before they had all the facts so where does that leave us? Called ford directly where I was told basically the same thing but she would check and get back to me tomorrow but that was 2 days ago now. Has anyone else heard anything?
__________________
Mitch & Laura
And The Doodle Brothers
2018 DSDP 4369/2019 Lincoln Nautilus 2.7 AWD
Sicduc is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-11-2019, 07:52 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
RandDescape's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 302
2020 Ford Explorer

For the money you are going to spend how much risk do you want to take? What will you do if the dealer is wrong? Sell it at a loss and buy something else?

I just bought a ‘19 Expedition. The dealer (salesman and floor manager) had no clue what options were needed to get one that could be towed 4 down - I had to do the homework. If I had listened to them I would have gotten the wrong options.

What if it works for 5k miles but then fails? Your warranty won’t cover you and they can point at the manual that warns you to avoid towing.

I told the dealership that I would not take delivery until I had seen the Expedition go into “Neutral Tow”. When I arrived to pick it the first thing I had them do was demonstrate the steps from the manual to get into Neutral Tow worked. Then after success I went over the rest of the vehicle looking for defects.

The ‘19 Explorer was towable - they changed it a lot to get the new drive train in the ‘20. That’s a risk.
__________________
Richard & Denise
2019 VTDP 4310 K2
2019 Expedition, Nighthawk & AF1
RandDescape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2019, 11:15 AM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
 
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 23,287
There is certainly a possibility the owner manual is wrong, especially for the first printing on re-designed vehicle like the 2020 Explorer, but I would not buy one until there was some official statement yea or nay. If neither the sales organization or the Customer Service line can get the answer, that doesn't bode well. If somebody comes back and says the manual is wrong, get that in writing too.
__________________
Gary Brinck
Former owner of 2004 American Tradition and several other RVs
Home is in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Summers in Black Mountain, NC
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2019, 11:27 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
docj's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 6,954
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gary RVRoamer View Post
If somebody comes back and says the manual is wrong, get that in writing too.
As I recall, that's sort of what happened with the Chevy Sonic and the Ford Escape. They were towable "until they weren't!"
__________________
Joel Weiss--Campground Reviews administrator
RV Technology Specialist
2000 40' Beaver Patriot Thunder Princeton CAT C-12
docj is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2019, 11:33 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Damon Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Annapolis,MD
Posts: 1,419
Buy a Grand Cherokee instead. Ford's quality has
become horrible. I would never own another one.
JMHO
Mac99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2019, 07:59 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Sicduc's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Pompano Beach Fl
Posts: 483
Well I got the email today from Ford the 2020 Explorer will not be towable at this point. WTF does NOT AT THIS POINT mean?
__________________
Mitch & Laura
And The Doodle Brothers
2018 DSDP 4369/2019 Lincoln Nautilus 2.7 AWD
Sicduc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2019, 05:55 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
vettenuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 4,868
Sounds like you need to look at a different vehicle. I bought a Chevrolet Colorado because I wanted an actual transfer case to isolate the transmission and a small pickup truck. I suspect the 2020 Ford Bronco may be flat towable as the drivetrain is based on the Ranger pickup.
__________________
2015 Tiffin Phaeton 40QBH
2018 Chevrolet Colorado Toad
Roadmaster Tow Setup
vettenuts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2019, 07:02 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Sicduc's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Pompano Beach Fl
Posts: 483
Quote:
Originally Posted by vettenuts View Post
Sounds like you need to look at a different vehicle. I bought a Chevrolet Colorado because I wanted an actual transfer case to isolate the transmission and a small pickup truck. I suspect the 2020 Ford Bronco may be flat towable as the drivetrain is based on the Ranger pickup.

I'm been waiting to see some actual pictures of it.
__________________
Mitch & Laura
And The Doodle Brothers
2018 DSDP 4369/2019 Lincoln Nautilus 2.7 AWD
Sicduc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2019, 11:40 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Roadfrog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Chilliwack, BC Canada
Posts: 526
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mac99 View Post
Buy a Grand Cherokee instead. Ford's quality has
become horrible. I would never own another one.
JMHO
I realize that this is, "JMHO", but your info is misleading, as Jeep has been abysmal for reliability. for decades. Ford on the other hand, has scored only one spot below Buick for most reliable domestic brands. Jeep and Dodge near the bottom...right about where Fiat is (not coincidenlty, the same company). That's not my opinion, but that of most consumer groups including CR, etc. Lincoln (Ford) is just below Toyota. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/21/tesl...ty-survey.html
__________________
Chris
1998 Beaver Patriot Monticello - 330 HP Cat "Ruby"
TOAD: 2017 Ford SHO "Luna" 365 hp
Roadfrog is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ford



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flat tow 2020 Ford Explorer Guernsey Entegra Owner's Forum 11 03-11-2020 08:33 AM
2020 Ford Explorer enjoyrv Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 9 06-18-2019 08:17 PM
Swap 2003 Explorer base plate to 2008 Explorer RangerRick Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 1 04-23-2015 01:17 PM
Frustrated trying to figure out what I could tow w/my 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac JFL Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 6 02-12-2006 11:54 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.