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Old 05-30-2017, 07:21 PM   #15
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We tow an Equinox FWD at 3600 lbs which fits between the 26,000 GCWR of our Bounder and the 22,000 GVWR.
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:21 PM   #16
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2006 Jeep Liberty behind my W22 Workhorse has 25,500 gross weight. Liberty is a great toad but does weigh in at 4,010 lb
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I have a 2012 Ford Escape and it says in the owners manual that I can tow it four wheels down. But after checking around with Ford and talking with folks at Revco, Ford is having problems and is not recommending 4 down. I heard Ford has come out with a trans cooler to try to help with the problem but this is just (maybe) a rumor. I can't afford to risk it, too expensive if it burns up.

I was pretty disappointed I couldn't pull it so I bought a tow dolly and after two pulls I sold it and bought a new Ford Focus that can be pulled 4 down and it's an automatic. Setting the Focus up to pull has been a real learning experience with having to disconnect the negative terminal on the battery and seeing the number of ways it can be or not be done. It shouldn't be this hard..... Good luck!
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Old 05-31-2017, 07:06 AM   #18
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Your Escape can be towed that way but there are requirements that need to be followed. While towed the transmission fluid gets hot and is not circulating through the cooling system. There is an aftermarket pump system that does circulate the trans fluid while being towed. There is likely information in your owners manual on how to flat tow you Escape. BTW I am a Ford dealership service manager.
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I tow a 2011 Ford Edge, warm up to operating temperature, put in neutral, accessory mode on ignition , parking brake off and go. But I have a 2006 DSDP with 10,000 lbs. towing capacity. Ford Edge is the only Ford product that Ford says can be towed with 4 wheels on ground. A lot of our Camping group who have Gas units and 5,000 lbs capacity are very happy with the Honda CR-V. But as stated above if it doesn't say it in writing in the owners manual don't believe anyone on their say so.
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Well, the Jeep Wrangler (manual)
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Well, the Jeep wrangler is popular. Manual transmission. Ours is about 3600 lbs. Real easy to install surge type break system. We have a Blue Ox tow system where force of jeep pushing on hitch during stop mechanically pulls cable physically connected to keep brake peddle. We are rated for 5000 lbs tow. No problem flat tow. Put transfer in neutral, transmission in 1st, dummy key in ignition to unlock steering, e-brake off and off you go. We can connect in 2 minutes and disconnect in 1 minute.
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I tow a 2011 Ford Edge, warm up to operating temperature, put in neutral, accessory mode on ignition , parking brake off and go. But I have a 2006 DSDP with 10,000 lbs. towing capacity. Ford Edge is the only Ford product that Ford says can be towed with 4 wheels on ground. A lot of our Camping group who have Gas units and 5,000 lbs capacity are very happy with the Honda CR-V. But as stated above if it doesn't say it in writing in the owners manual don't believe anyone on their say so.
Ford and others have several models of vehicles that can be towed. I think 2012 was the last year for Escapes. I have read about the non hybrid Escapes having issues with transmissions if the transmission fluid level wasn't perfect.

Look for the towing guide for the year car that fits your needs. Get a good brake system and TPMS.
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Hello...I have a 2013 Rubicon jeep. Steering wheel does not lock. Therefore you are able to tow it. Make sure your transmission is in park and the transfer case is in neutral (automatic transmission)
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I have 2 suggestions -- stay under the max weight allowed, way under if possible. Your gasser will like you better on steep grades

And ... check the classifieds here on IRV2 for vehicles already set up to tow. You'll have plenty of other things keeping you very busy in the weeks and months to come.

http://www.irv2.com/rvclassifieds/showcat.php?cat=22

If you want any info on the lightest toad I'll be happy to advise you of why a Smart Car makes a great toad.
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Jeep Wrangler manual transmission. Easiest to hook up and tow and where thr road ends the fun begins. Get a soft top and go topless.😎

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REMCO Industries Towing. Website or by phone for information on what can be towed. We tow a Ford Edge. The procedure is simple and in the manual.

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Google dinghy towing with the year of the Ford you have. If can't then Google it with the year u want to buy
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Greetings,

My wife and I will be going full time Feb. 1st next year. I have a 2003 Mountain Aire 3778. It is gas, with an 8.1 L Chevy Workhorse.

What kind of vehicle can we pull 4 wheels down. I currently have a 2013 Ford Escape, all wheel drive. Our local Ford dealer says it can't be towed this way period.

Was wanting some input from those with practical experience and if it can't be done, what would the recommended vehicle be.

Thank you in advance for your assistance. We appreciate it.
We have an 06 Allegro with the Workhorse chassis and tow a 1999 Malibu, we don't even know it's behind us unless you want to back up!
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