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Lyle and Linda Fikse
2007 Damon Tuscany 4072
2013 Lincoln MKS
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WE NOW ARE PLANNING TO PURCHASE A FORD EDGE WHICH I BELIEVE CAN BE FLAT TOWED.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:42 PM
One more thing about the Edge. Some models have a black control box behind the plastic grill, mounted down low. This is for either the adaptive cruise or BLIS system. That black box can interfere with some baseplates. I don't have it because I purposely ordered an Edge without adaptive cruise or BLIS. My Demco baseplate and Readybrute tow bar work fine. Just check with the baseplate manufacturers websites to be sure before you buy. Here is a Demco link http://www.demco-pro....html?start=100
Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:22 PM
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:31 PM
I have been in contact with other Edge owners at various rallies and they have not had any problems with their Edges.
Posted 30 August 2013 - 02:07 AM
We just purchased a 2013 Ford Edge with the push button start. We are going to tow four wheels down. The book says to have it in Neutral and ignition in accessories mode (salesman says way to do this is not to put foot on brake and push the start button).
We towed short distance so far from camper dealer that installed towing equipment with no problems but this put miles on the Edge. Is there a way so when towing that it doesn't put miles on the odometer of the Edge?
Posted 05 October 2013 - 09:59 AM
We just purchased a 2013 Edge and want to set it up for 4 down towing. The manual says to turn key to accessory position but the 2013 is key-less. After putting transmission into neutral what else needs to be done? Help.
Posted 05 October 2013 - 12:05 PM
I have the 2013 Lincoln MKX. It is supposed to be 99% identical to the Edge. I have the keyless entry/start also.
I towed it for the very first time Thursday the 10/3/2013.
Book says, start for 5 minutes before towing.
Run selector shift to R, then to D, then to N
Place key in accessory position. This can be the confusing thing. You have to have the ignition on to be able to take it out of park. So, after runing through the transmission sequence and it is in N, push the start/stop button until it is off, then push one time to place in accessory position. Also somewhere in the manual I read that after 10 minutes in accessory position the system will shut off.
I had not problem starting the car after 240 miles of towing. However, we pulled into our site and I leveled, extended slides, hooked up elect so DW could start on the inside then went to the car to disconnect. First I got in the car and started it, then I went from neutral to park and exited to disconnect. One tow bar arm came loose real easy and the other had to much tension. I went back to the car to put it in neutral and push on the front to disconnect BUT the lever would not come out of park. Nothing I did would make it come out of park. To make this short, and after many calls to Ford dealer and Ford Roadside Assistance they sent a tow truck. I had time to read the manual and one thing caught my eye on fuses. Fuse #59 was the brake on/off fuse. Hmmm! When the tow truck arrived and after some conversation we pulled #59 and it was a 10 amp and it was blown. I had a spare, plugged it in, and everything worked fine with the shift coming out of park.
I have a theory. I believe that brake lights work even with the system off. The lighting system that was used when the baseplate was installed was the "diode" kit. So now when hooked up and the brake pedal in the TOAD is activated, not only the braking system lights come on, but the power through the umbilical cord is also applied. We were in some small town heavy stop and go traffic and I think the current through both system was to much. My theory.
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