Originally Posted by lovecamping
Another question. We plan to tow a Lincoln MKX(Ford Edge)the dealer is including the Blue Ox tow bar(installing also) we ask about brakes and he said they weren't necessary with the weight of our toad. Is this true?
We have the roadmaster even brake. Its an all in one package that fits in front of the drivers seat and is adjusted to stop when you slow down. The package contains a receiver that mounts on the dash in the motorhome, a transmitter that mounts in the car and the unit it self which contains a micro board, and a compressor that activates the break pedal. Its a little expensive, but it stops the car when you need it. And there is no modifications to the car when you trade it. We also have the Blue ox tow bar and its the best. We just traded cars and rerouted the stop/brake and directional lights seperately from the vehicles rear lights. While we were on a trip, our old car (Saturn) lighting system went to ground and kept blowing out the fuse in the motorhome. I went out and bought a trailer kit and stuck it in the rear window the rest of the trip. In the Escape, there is room to add the extra light fixture and bulb in the tail light assembly. In many states, if you don't have brakes on your tow car and have an accident, they could charge you too. The car you plan on towing is about 600 lbs more than our escape. Be sure to ask the dealer if it can be towed 4 on the ground. There are some AWD/4wd cars that need modifications before it can be towed.
It was mentioned before about the front end alignment. Our dealer caught it while installing a Safe-T Stablizer on our stearing and FR sent it out to a Ford Truck dealer to realign our front end. Our tires are running true.