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landman02

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We just got back from a 6,000 mile trip. We bought the new Edge because it was supposed to be flat towable (according to the manual)
At the end of each day it was always dead. We put it in neutral, turned the key to the left in accessory mode, and we would always start it when we stopped for gas, but unless we stopped every 3 hours or less, it would be dead. We even stopped in Las Vegas at a Ford dealer, to see if we were doing something wrong, but no one knew anything else to do. HAS ANYONE ELSE HAD THIS PROBLEM WITH AN EDGE?

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We have a 2010 Edge & had the same problem the first time we towed. My husband found there was a tiny difference between the correct setting and engaging the battery. I'm surprised that dealers weren't able to help. Now that my husband knows exactly how far to turn the key we have no problems. Is there anything in the manual?

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Just a thought, did you run new wire all the way to the back of the vehicle or tie into wiring harness at the front. At the front if certain conditon happen then your battery voltage will go the the RV. Unplug the pigtail from the RV and leave it connected to the toad. Then check voltage on the pins. Ensure you have it set up to tow. If you have voltage then you are back feeding to the RV. I think that there was something someone figure out also on the forum.

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I tow a 2007 Edge and haven't had any problems. Our longest trip has been 3 hours one way. I put the key in the second position.

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We tow a 2008 Edge and have never had a problem. Make sure you turn the key all the way to the left past the accessory position. Your steering wheel will be unlocked and all accessories will be off. Make certain you turn off all lights (auto headlight switch), the radio, the blower motor, etc. When you turn the key past accessory the clock display will go out. If the clock is still on you haven't turned the key far enough.

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You need to turn the key ALL THE WAY BACK. That is the correct possition. There is a lockout which keeps it from going further and locking the wheel. The manual description is confusing.


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Looking to move our 2010 Edge AWD off the trailer and down on all 4. Any help on preference of tow bar and or base plates along with estimated cost that will be fair? Choice of vendor to have this accomplished would be great also.
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I don't have an edge but a 2011 Fusion and the battery is always going dead when towing. We just returned from a 6 week trip and this week we called Ford roadside 4 times for a battery jump. Ford just picked up our car today with the 4th transmission failure in 3700 miles. Have you had any troubles with your Edge?

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We tow a 2010 Lincoln MKX which is a Ford Edge on steroids and we have put 8000 miles on it towing most days drive is 4-5 hours. Yesterday, we drove 8 hours and the car started up. We have not had any problems.

I hook up everything and then put the car in neutral and turn the key all of the way back as far as it will turn and thats it.

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