Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
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 09-10-2019, 06:57 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 12
Ford Explorer as a toad

I am using a 2008 ford explorer as a toad. Shouldn't i be able to remove the ignition key when in neutral and key off but not in steering lock position?
dirtbiker 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 09-10-2019, 08:50 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Unplanned Tourist's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Kamloops, BC, 60 miles from the Center of the Universe
Posts: 6,253
I have a 2010 Ranger for a toad. I suspect it is like your Explorer. I just had a key cut at a hardware store. It doesn't have a chip, so won't start the engine, but I just leave it in the ignition so I can have the steering unlocked.
Happy Glamping.
__________________
Happy Glamping, Norman & Elna. 2008 Winnebago Adventurer 38J, W24, dozens of small thirsty ponies. Retired after 40 years wrenching on trucks! 2010 Ford Ranger toad with bicycles or KLR 650 in the back. Easy to spot an RVer, they always walk around with a screwdriver or wrench in one hand!
Unplanned Tourist is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2019, 05:14 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Wizard's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Home on the hill in Georgia
Posts: 2,723
on my 2006 I have to leave the key in. I don't have a problem with that.
__________________
Jerry & Patsy Potter, Taz & Jake Jr.
2000 Winnebago Journey
2006 Ford Explorer 4X4
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Wizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2019, 09:43 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Dale70's Avatar
 
American Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Palm Beach Gardens FL
Posts: 601
On my 2004 Explorer I have to leave the Key in also.

Since I have the Limited Model it has the keyless entry with the key pad on the frame behind the door.
We sometimes lock the door with the key inside and use that system to unlock it. You could also just lock/unlock with the keyfob and leave the key inside

Most of the time however we just leave the key in.

With mine the battery drain is minimal and I have never had a low battery or need to pulled any fuse even after towing for several days at a time.

My towing lights use no power from the Explorer and my braking system uses minimal power (air system).

We like it as a tow vehicle since it is real 4X4 --- we use on some easier 4WD trails, it has a third row seat for when kids and grandkids are there, and it has a V8 (with TOW PACKAGE) and 7000 lb tow capacity to tow my boat at home.

We have towed ours for about 30,000 miles, including our 15000 mile Alaska trip, with no issues.

thx Dale
__________________
2007 Tiffin Allegro Bus 40QSP
2010 Ford Explorer 4WD -Toad
carrying 14 ft. alum boat with boat loader
Dale70 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ford, toad



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
2016 Ford Explorer Toad Wiring Sammie Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 3 10-26-2015 01:10 PM
Swap 2003 Explorer base plate to 2008 Explorer RangerRick Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 1 04-23-2015 12:17 PM
2013 Ford Explorer toad? Ultratravler Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 9 04-08-2014 03:06 PM
ford explorer toad funston Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 4 06-13-2008 08:08 PM
Sold My Ford Explorer Toad Lee Bornstein Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 3 05-10-2008 05:19 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.