Vehicles to Flat Tow Behind RV Motorcoach in Petoskey

2017 Four Wheel Down Tow Behind Guide for Motor Homes

MAKE & MODEL

Speed Limit

Base Curb Weight 

Towable W/ Manual Trans.

Towable W/ Auto Trans.

Special Procedures (See owner's manual for detailed instructions)

2017 Car






Dodge Challenger



Yes

No

Transmission must be in NEUTRAL.

Ford Fiesta (all except ST)

70 MPH

TBD

Yes

Yes

Transmission must be in NEUTRAL (all except ST) during four-wheel-down towing (ignition must be "ON" before shifting into NEUTRAL - see owner's manual). Disconnect the negative battery cable.

Ford Focus (all except ST and Electric)

70 MPH

2,928

Yes

Yes

Transmission must be in NEUTRAL (all except ST) during four-wheel-down towing (ignition must be "ON" before shifting into NEUTRAL - see owner's manual). Disconnect the negative battery cable. 

Ford Fusion 2.7L AWD

70 MPH

3,472

N/A

Yes

Start the engine and allow it to run for 5 minutes at the beginning of each day and every 6 hours thereafter; Select "Neutral Tow" mode - refer to owner's manual.

Ford Taurus FWD & AWD

65 MPH

3,964 & 4,175

N/A

Yes

Start the engine and allow it to run for 5 minutes at the beginning of each day and every 6 hours thereafter

Lincoln Continental 3.0L

65 MPH

4,224

N/A

Yes

Start the engine and allow it to run for 5 minutes at the beginning of each day and every 6 hours thereafter; Select "Neutral Tow" mode - refer to owner's manual.

Lincoln MKZ  3.0L FWD & AWD

65 MPH

3,739

N/A

Yes

Start the engine and allow it to run for 5 minutes at the beginning of each day and every 6 hours thereafter; Select "Neutral Tow" mode - refer to owner's manual.

2017 CROSSOVER






Ford C-MAX Hybrid 

70 MPH

3,640

N/A

Yes

Start the engine and allow it to run for 1 min. at the beginning of each day and every 6 hours thereafter.

Ford Edge 3.5L/2.7L EcoBoost® FWD & AWD

65 MPH

3,912 & 4,078

N/A

Yes

All-wheel-drive/Intelligent 4WD vehicles cannot be towed on a dolly; Start the engine and allow it to run for 5 minutes at the beginning of each day and every 6 hours thereafter. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

Ford Flex  FWD & AWD

65 MPH

4,439 & 4,637

N/A

Yes

All-wheel-drive/Intelligent 4WD vehicles cannot be towed on a dolly; Start the engine and allow it to run for 5 minutes at the beginning of each day and every 6 hours thereafter. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

Jeep Cherokee 4WD

None

4,046

N/A

Yes

Only 4x4 models with 2-Speed Power Transfer Unit may be towed. The Power Transfer Unit must be shifted into NEUTRAL and the transmission must be in PARK for recreational towing. See Brown Motors for a flat-tow wiring kit. It is recommended to charge the battery before towing. See the owner's manual for details.

Lincoln MKT 3.7L  FWD & AWD

65 MPH

4,702

N/A

Yes

All-wheel-drive/Intelligent 4WD vehicles cannot be towed on a dolly; Start the engine and allow it to run for 5 minutes at the beginning of each day and every 6 hours thereafter; Key in ACC mode; Disconnect the negative battery cable.

Lincoln MKX 3.7L /2.7L EcoBoost® FWD & AWD

65 MPH

4,168 & 4,38

N/A

Yes

All-wheel-drive/Intelligent 4WD vehicles cannot be towed on a dolly; Start the engine and allow it to run for 5 minutes at the beginning of each day and every 6 hours thereafter; Key in ACC mode; Select "Neutral Tow" mode - refer to Owner's Manual

2017  SUV






Ford Explorer 3.5L FWD & AWD       *Except 2.0-liter FWD model

65 MPH

4,453

N/A

Yes

All-wheel-drive/Intelligent 4WD vehicles cannot be towed on a dolly; Start the engine and allow it to run for 5 minutes at the beginning of each day and every 6 hours thereafter.

Ford Explorer 3.5L EcoBoost® FWD & AWD

65 MPH

4,890

N/A

Yes

Start the engine and allow it to run for 5 minutes at the beginning of each day and every 6 hours thereafter.

Ford Expedition 4x4

65 MPH

5,789

N/A

Yes

Place the transfer case and transmission in the NEUTRAL position and engage the four-wheel-down towing feature. See Owner's Manual.

Dodge Durango AWD 

None

4,913

N/A

Yes

AWD models with two-speed transfer case only. Put transmission in PARK, transfer case in NEUTRAL.

Jeep Compass 4WD

None

3,327

Yes

No

Transmission in Neutral, key in the ACC position.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

None

4,677

N/A

Yes

Only four-wheel-drive vehicles equipped with Quadra-Trac II & Quadra-Drive II systems are towable. Transfer case must be shifted into NEUTRAL and the transmission must be in PARK for recreational towing. See owner's

manual for details.

Jeep Patriot 2WD & 4WD

None

3,133

Yes

No

Transmission in NEUTRAL, key in the ACC position

Jeep Wrangler 4WD

None

3,760

Yes

Yes

Automatic transmission in PARK. Manual transmission in gear (NOT in neutral). Transfer case in NEUTRAL. Tow in a forward direction. See owner's manual.

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4WD

None

4,075

Yes

Yes

Automatic transmission in PARK. Manual transmission in gear (NOT in Neutral). Transfer case in NEUTRAL. Tow in a forward direction. See owner's manual.

2017  TRUCK






Ford F-150 4x4

None

4,305

N/A

Yes

Place the transfer case and transmission in the NEUTRAL position and engage the four-wheel-down towing feature. See Owner's Manual.

Ford F-250/F-350/F-450/F-550 Super Duty 4x4

None

Contact Brown Motors

N/A

Yes

For Electronic Shift-On-The-Fly transfer case vehicles, transmission in NEUTRAL position, both hub locks in AUTO position, engage the four-wheel-down towing feature (Neutral Tow Mode) - refer to owner's manual. For manual-shift transfer case vehicles, transmission in NEUTRAL, manual transfer case shifted into NEUTRAL, both hub locks in FREE position - refer to owner's manual.

Ram 1500 4WD

None

4,738

N/A

Yes

Both the manual-shift and electronic-shift transfer cases must be shifted into NEUTRAL for recreational towing. Automatic transmission shifted into PARK.

Ram 2500 4WD

None

6,321

Yes

Yes

Both the manual-shift and electronic-shift transfer cases must be shifted into NEUTRAL for recreational towing. Automatic transmission shifted into PARK. Manual transmission models must be placed in gear, not NEUTRAL

Ram 3500 4WD

None

6370

Yes

Yes

Both the manual-shift and electronic-shift transfer cases must be shifted into NEUTRAL for recreational towing. Automatic transmission shifted into PARK. Manual transmission models must be placed in gear, not NEUTRAL

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