Originally Posted by slhicks
The 2014 owner manual, page 237, 1st paragraph vehicles equipped with the 3.5 or 3.7L engine can be towed " with all four wheels on the ground or with the front wheels off the ground by using a tow dolly". The AW drive can be towed "with all four wheels on the ground or with all four wheels off the ground".
I have read about the Acme Tow Dolly, just seems high priced and I am concerned about the surge brake system. I have never used one, any issues
They revised the manual. Here's the correct towing instructions for the 2014 Edge. You can't tow the AWD on a dolly.
I was considering the Edge or another Escape and went over it with the dealer and the factory on the phone when I bought the '14 Focus as a toad. I was told by the factory rep that the escape and edge AWD should not be towed on a dolly. Main reason I went with the FWD Focus was higher max speed, no need run the engine every so often, and gas mileage.
As far as the Acme Dolly, the surge breaks work great. Don't need any special wiring for any toad. Great if you sometimes get a rental and want to dolly it.