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Old 11-13-2019, 11:38 AM   #127
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The motor home dinghy guide says awd with the 3.5 motors are towable which I found out the hard way is not true
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Old 12-30-2019, 04:55 PM   #128
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The motor home dinghy guide says awd with the 3.5 motors are towable which I found out the hard way is not true


Why do people keep putting their faith in the “Dinghy Guide”. The best thing to do is download the Owners Manual for the vehicle in question and see what the manufacturer says.
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Old 07-24-2020, 08:15 PM   #129
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We just bought a 2013 Explorer AWD and the Owner's Manual and the 2013 Dinghy Guide both tell us that we CAN flat tow all four down. Now you guys got me scared talking about this "Neutral Tow Kit"?

The book says; 1)65 mph max, 2)neutral, and 3)Start the engine and allow to run for 5 minutes at the beginning of each day and every 6 hours thereafter, 4)With motor running and foot on brake shift through each of the gears and then back into neutral.

Doesn't say anything about leaving the key in "on" position (doesn't the steering wheel lock if the key is not left "on"?).

Roadmaster web site says it WILL drain the battery and there is NOT a fuse kit available. If I DO NOT leave the key in the "on" position, then why would the battery drain?
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Old 09-12-2020, 06:15 PM   #130
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Due you tow your Ford Edge?
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I have a 2011 being towed by. 2020 Forza Winnie. Towed since 2011. Towed great, but needed to add a charge line for the battery. Bought charge line online. Still working great. Also love the Edge.
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Yes. 2014 Ford Edge Limited. 3.5L V6 DOHC 24V. AWD. The other engine cannot be towed. Flat towed this vehicle from Florida to Seattle and back to Colorado. No problem, except for misconfiguring the tow braking system which created flat spots on all 4 new tires! Ugh.
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Can anyone tell me if I need to stop every so many miles and start my tow car to lubricate the transmission.
I tow a 2019 Ford Expedition
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Can anyone tell me if I need to stop every so many miles and start my tow car to lubricate the transmission.
I tow a 2019 Ford Expedition
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For my 2014 Ford Edge Limited, it is recommended (by dealer) every 5 hours of towing. Start and cycle thru the gears (D/R) a few times. Do this over a period of 5 mins. No need to unhook. It was also advised to keep under 65mph.
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Last shift

Last shift should be from drive to neutral, not reverse to neutral
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Last shift should be from drive to neutral, not reverse to neutral
Can you explain the rationale behind this procedure?
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Can you explain the rationale behind this procedure?
No I can't explain the rationale, I'm sure there are others on this forum who are far more qualified than me that may be able to explain, but the owners manual of my Saturn (and I thought others I've seen) specifically stated to "run down" through the gears R,N,D,2,1 and then back "up" from 1 through 2 into D and lastly end back in N.
So that's what I've always done with the Saturn and will continue to do with the Explorer. They also state to rest in each position for about ten seconds before shifting to the next position. This of course is WITH the engine running
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Last shift should be from drive to neutral, not reverse to neutral
Be careful, my Lincoln owner's manual says exactly the opposite. Last shift should be from reverse to neutral. Check your owner’s manual and follow it carefully.
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