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Butch
post May 29 2009, 08:23 AM
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Just a short note to say; that for 2009 the Ford Escape is towable, four wheels down without the use of any transmission modification kits. Simple procedure, with instructions to make ready for towing. New for the model year 2009....


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post May 30 2009, 10:43 AM
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Hi Butch...is that 2009 Ford Escape an automatic? Just curious. Thanks! cool.gif
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post Jun 22 2009, 02:43 PM
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We tow a 2006 Malibu Maxx which is an automatic. And yes, it is towed 4 down. All I have to do is put it in neutral, trun the key to Assec., and pull one fuse.

We hook it up with a blue ox.

It tows like a dream and gives us plenty of room to take people with us when we take side trips while parked.
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post Jun 22 2009, 03:15 PM
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Once you decide on a car to tow, you then must decide on the towing bar and the braking system. I can recommend Blue Ox and the Blue Ox Toad Stop braking system. The real advantage of the Toad Stop is that you do not have to set it up each time as with the systems that you set on the floor and attach to the brake. Many times, I have started before other campers setting up and left before them. It cost a little more, but it sure is worth it. It is the law in many states that if your toad is more than 3,000 states, you need to have a braking system.


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post Jul 10 2009, 08:07 PM
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my toad is a GMC Envoy. Yes, it is a little heavy, but it is within specs.

I have to put the 4x4 transfer case in neutral which must be done in a pre-determined order so that it cannot be done by accident.

GM does not say anything about pulling fuses, but I pull two main system fuses.

The tow bar is the Blue Ox... third motorhome, still going strong.


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post Jul 13 2009, 07:00 PM
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QUOTE(FosterImposters @ May 30 2009, 11:43 AM) *

Hi Butch...is that 2009 Ford Escape an automatic? Just curious. Thanks! cool.gif



Sorry we did not reply in a timely time, but the vehicle is automatic and 4wd......In about ten days we will be having it outfitted for four down towing....will let you know how we make out....


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