Vehicles to Flat Tow Behind RV Motorcoach in Petoskey

2018 Four Wheel Down Tow Behind Guide for Motor Homes

How to flat tow your Ford, Lincoln, Jeep, Dodge and Ram vehicles behind your motorcoach.

MAKE & MODEL

Base Curb Weight LBS.

Speed Limit

Towable W/ Manual Trans.

Towable W/ Auto Trans.

Mileage

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

2017 Cars







Ford Fiesta (all except ST)

2,537

70 MPH

Yes

Yes

27 city         35 hwy

For automatic transmission: (all except ST) Release parking brake. Switch ignition to ON (II) position. Place vehicle in Neutral. Switch off ignition & release brake pedal. Disconnect negative battery cable. After towing, start the engine within 15 minutes of reconnecting the battery cable. For manual transmission: Release parking brake and place in Neutral.

Ford Focus 2.0L (except SL)

2,928

70 MPH

Yes

Yes

25 city         34 hwy

For automatic transmission: (except ST) Release parking brake. Place vehicle in Neutral (ignition must be ON before shifting into N) - see owner's manual. Switch off ignition and release brake pedal. Disconnect negative battery cable. After towing, start engine within 15 minutes of reconnecting the battery cable. For manual transmission: Release parking brake and place in Neutral.

Ford Fusion 2.7L EcoBoost

3,472

65 MPH

N/A

Yes

17 city         25 hwy

Release parking brake. Place EcoBoost vehicle in Stay-in-Neutral mode.Start engine and allow it to run for a few minutes at the beginning of each day, and every 6 hours or fewer. With engine running and your foot on the brake, shift into Drive and then into Reverse before shifting back into Neutral. Before continuing to tow, re-enable Stay-in-Neutral mode.

Ford Fusion Hybrid

3,668

70 MPH

N/A

Yes

43 city         41 hwy

Release parking brake. Place vehicle in Stay-in-Neutral mode. Start engine and allow it to run for a few minutes at the beginning of each day, and every 6 hours or sooner. With engine running and your foot on the brake, shift into Drive and then into Reverse before shifting back into Neutral. Before continuing to tow, re-enable Stay-in-Neutral mode.

Ford Taurus 3.5L/3.5L EcoBoost

3964

65 MPH

N/A

Yes

18 city         27 hwy

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

Lincoln Continental 3.0L

4,224

65 MPH

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

3,739

65 MPH

N/A

Yes

17 city         26 hwy

Only vehicles equipped with the 3.0L engine are flat towable. Release parking brake. Place vehicle in Stay-in-Neutral mode. Run engine for a few minutes at the beginning of each day, and every 6 hours or sooner. With engine running and your foot on the brake, shift into Drive and then into Reverse before shifting back into Neutral. Before continuing to tow, re-enable Stay-in-Neutral mode. If vehicle has a steering wheel lock, make sure ignition is in ACC or ON position when towing.

Lincoln MKZ  Hybrid

3,871

70 MPH

N/A

Yes

41 city         38 hwy

Run engine for 1 minute at the beginning of each day and every 6 hours thereafter. With engine running and your foot on the brake, shift into Drive and then into Reverse then shift back into Neutral. Select Neutral Tow mode. See owner's manual.

2017 CROSSOVER







Ford C-MAX Hybrid

3,640

70 MPH

N/A

Yes

42 city         38 hwy

Place transmission in Park, start vehicle & allow engine to run for 1 minute at the beginning of each day. Place transmission in Neutral & ignition in OFF position.

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

3,912 - 4,095

65 MPH

N/A

Yes

21 city         29 hwy     20 city         27 hwy

Six-speed automatic transmission only. Start engine & allow to run for 5 minutes at the beginning of each day & every 6 hours thereafter. With engine running & your foot on the brake, shift into Drive, then into Reverse before shifting back into Neutral. Disconnect negative cable from the battery. Start engine within 15 minutes of reconnecting battery cable.

Ford Flex  (all models)

4,439

65 MPH

N/A

Yes

16 city         23 hwy

Release parking brake. Place vehicle in Neutral. Switch off ignition. Disconnect negative battery cable. After towing, start engine within 15 minutes of reconnecting battery cable. Start engine and allow to run for 5 minutes at the beginning of each day and every 6 hours thereafter. With engine running and your foot on the brake, shift into Drive and then into Reverse before shifting back into Neutral.

Jeep Cherokee 4WD

4,028

None

N/A

Yes

21 city         27 hwy

Only 4WD models with two-speed Power Transfer Unit may be towed. The Power Transfer Unit must be shifted into Neutral and transmission must be in Park. See Brown Motors for Mopar flat tow wiring kit. It's recommended to charge battery during towing.

Lincoln MKT 3.5L  EcoBoost or 3.7L Duratec

4,702

65 MPH

N/A

Yes

16 city         24 hwy

Run engine for 5 minutes at the beginning of each day and every 6 hours thereafter. With engine running and your foot on the brake, shift into Drive and then Reverse before shifting back into Neutral. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Start engine within 15 minutes of reconnecting battery cable. See owner's manual.

Lincoln MKX 

4,158

70 MPH

N/A

Yes

17 city         25 hwy

Release parking brake. Place vehicle in Stay-in-Neutral mode. Run engine for a few minutes at the beginning of each day, and every 6 hours or sooner. With engine running and your foot on the brake, shift into Drive and then Reverse before shifting back into Neutral Before continuing to tow, re-enable Stay-in-Neutral mode.

2017  SUV







Dodge Durango AWD

4,814

None

N/A

Yes

18 city         25 hwy

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

Ford Explorer 3.5L Duratec FWD & AWD       

4,458

65 MPH

N/A

Yes

17 city         24 hwy     16 city       22 hwy

Start engine and allow to run for 5 minutes at the beginning of each day and every 6 hours thereafter. With engine running and your foot on the brake, shift into Drive and then into Reverse before shifting back into Neutral. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery. Start engine within 15 minutes of reconnecting battery cable.

Ford Explorer 3.5L EcoBoost® 4WD

4,458

65 MPH

N/A

Yes

16 city         22 hwy

Start engine and allow to run for 5 minutes at the beginning of each day and every 6 hours thereafter. With engine running and your foot on the brake, shift into Drive and then into Reverse before shifting back into Neutral. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery. Start engine within 15 minutes of reconnecting battery cable.

Ford Expedition/Expedition MAX 4WD

5,692 & 5,793

None

N/A

Yes

17 city         22 hwy    16 city       21 hwy

Only flat tow a 4X4 LOW-equipped 4WD vehicle by placing transfer case in Neutral and engaging four-wheel-down towing feature. See owner's manual.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

4,513

None

N/A

Yes

18 city         25 hwy

Only 4WD vehicles equipped with Quadra-Trac II & Quadra-Drive II systems are towable. Transfer case must be shifted into Neutral and transmission must be in Park. See owner's manual for details.

Jeep WranglerJK/ Wrangler JK Unlimited

4,010

None

Yes

Yes

18 city         23 hwy

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

Lincoln Navigator 4X4

5,855

None

N/A

Yes

16 city         21 hwy

Requires optional Heavy-Duty TrailerTow Package with two-speed transfer case. Put in Neutral tow by placing transfer case in Neutral and engaging four-wheel-down-towing feature. Confirm vehicle is in Normal Mode. Place in Stay-in-Neutral Mode. Switch vehicle off - press engine START/STOP button. Place in ACC mode by pressing start button once without pressing brake pedal. Press and hold brake pedal. Enable Neutral Tow from information display menu. Press and hold OK button until it shows "neutral tow enabled leave transmission in neutral." Press engine START/STOP button once without pressing brake pedal. See owner's manual.

2017  TRUCK







Ford F-150 4WD

4,069

None

N/A

Yes

18 city         23 hwy

Only flat tow a 4WD vehicle by placing transfer case in Neutral and engaging four-wheel-down towing feature. Put ignition in ON position, but don't start engine. If vehicle has ignition key, turn key to ON. If vehicle has intelligent access, press engine START/STOP button once without pressing brake pedal. Press and hold brake pedal. Rotate 4WD switch to 2H, then shift transmission into Neutral. Rotate four-wheel-drive switch from 2H to 4L and back to 2H five times within 7 seconds. Leave transmission in N and turn ignition as far as it can toward OFF position. If vehicle has ignition key, leave in ignition. If vehicle has intelligent access, press engine START/STOP button once without pressing brake pedal. See owner's manual.

Ford F-250/ F-350/ F-450/ Super Duty 4WD

Contact Brown Motors

None

N/A

Yes

N/A

For 4WD vehicles equipped with Electronic-shift transfer case, place transmission in Neutral and engage four-wheel-down towing feature. Put ignition in ON position, but don't start engine. If vehicle has ignition key, turn key to ON. If vehicle has intelligent access, press engine START/STOP button once without pressing brake pedal. Press and hold brake pedal. Rotate 4WD switch to 2H, then shift transmission to Neutral. Rotate 4WD switch from 2H to 4L and back to 2H five times within 7 sec. Leave transmission in N and turn ignition as far as it can toward OFF position. If vehicle has ignition key, leave in ignition. If vehicle has intelligent access, press engine START/STOP button once without pressing brake pedal. For manual shift transfer case vehicles, transmission in Neutral, manual transfer case shifted into Neutral, front hub locks in FREE position. See owner's manual.

Ram 1500 4WD

4,718 - 5,709

None

N/A

Yes

15 city         21 hwy    16 city        23 hwy

Both the manual shift and electronic shift transfer cases must be shifted into Neutral for recreational towing. Automatic transmissions must be shifted into Park. Manual transmissions must be placed in gear (NOT in Neutral). See owner's manual.

Ram 2500 4WD

6,321 - 7,231

None

Yes

Yes

N/A

Both the manual shift and electronic shift transfer cases must be shifted into Neutral for recreational towing. Automatic transmissions must be shifted into Park. Manual transmissions must be placed in gear (NOT in Neutral). See owner's manual.

Ram 3500 4WD

6371 - 7,217

None

Yes

Yes

N/A

Both the manual shift and electronic shift transfer cases must be shifted into Neutral for recreational towing. Automatic transmissions must be shifted into Park. Manual transmissions must be placed in gear (NOT in Neutral). See owner's manual.


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