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Old 12-22-2015, 07:37 PM   #1
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Towing Ideas

I have an FR3, 30DS. I am looking to tow a 2015 Ford Edge, FWD. I wouldn't have a clue about how to go about it, or where even to begin to look for ideas. Thoughts?

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Old 12-22-2015, 08:13 PM   #2
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You first must find out if you can flat tow (4 wheels on the ground) or if you have to use a tow dolly.(front two wheels strapped to the dolly). Ford website can tell you if can flat tow. Both have advantages and disadvantages. You will need to know the weight of the Edge to see if tow vehicle is capable of even towing it. Flat towing, the Edge will need a tow bar attached to the bumper area. A braking device maybe needed in the Edge I don't know for sure. Guessing the Edge is heavy it will need one. It applies the brakes in the Edge when you apply the brakes in the RV. Places that sell hitches may have better answers. I'm sure there are members here that know better than I. Backing up with either will be a challenge if not impossible.(going with the latter).


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Old 12-22-2015, 08:30 PM   #3
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As mentioned before, you need to ensure the vehicle is flat towable or can be towed on a tow dolly.
If it can be flat towed you will need:

Tow bar....we recommend Roadmaster, but Blue-Ox is excellent as well, make sure the tow bar will cover the weight of your toad (I recommend going bigger as your never know if or when you may upgrade)

Baseplates mounted to your toad (vehicle you will be towing) it's best to match these up to the tow bar you will use. There are different baseplates for different vehicles, there is no "one size fits all"

Lighting kit, there are different choices....magnetic mount (don't have to be wired into your toad lighting system ) or the type that are wired in.

Braking system.....many many different choices and types

This will not be cheap

If you are mechanically inclinded, you can safe some money doing the DIY route.

If you flat tow, do not try to back your toad!

I know someone who tried and it didn't go well.

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Old 12-22-2015, 10:36 PM   #4
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The 2015 Ford Edge can be flat towed with the following conditions: Only the 3.5L/2.7L Eco-Boost (FWD/AWD) can be flat towed. The 2.0L cannot .

AWD cannot be towed on a tow dolly.
Max speed is 65mph
Start engine and allow to run for 5 minutes at the beginning of each day and every (6) hours thereafter.

The Edge is heavy 4050-4500lbs
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