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Old 11-24-2017, 03:30 PM   #1
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MKZ hybrid towing

Does anybody tow an MKZ hybrid using a car dolly . I know what the manuals say but they don't actually say you can use a dolly .TIA
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Old 11-24-2017, 03:58 PM   #2
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I tow a C-Max Energi on a dolly. It has the exact same powertrain as the MKZ hybrid (its just a bit heavier with the big battery in the back).

So far we've pulled it over 3000 miles without an issue.
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I know there is another forum member that tows their MKZ 4 down.
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Old 11-24-2017, 04:11 PM   #3
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Thks Jamie !! Do you have electric brakes or surge brakes ? I am leaning towards surge .
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Old 11-24-2017, 04:19 PM   #4
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I use the Acme Tow Dolly with surge brakes. It has performed well for us.
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Old 11-24-2017, 06:06 PM   #5
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I use the Acme Tow Dolly with surge brakes. It has performed well for us.
One last question . I know the car must be in neutral . Do you start the car after 6 hours .
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One last question . I know the car must be in neutral . Do you start the car after 6 hours .
Doesn't matter either way. My thought is that the car should be in neutral simply because hills, bridges, dips, etc. will change the angle between the dolly and the car necessitating that the front wheels turn.

We've taken a few trips with the car in neutral and, yes we had to start it or the battery would be dead. Check your owner's manual, though, because I think the MKZ has a neutral tow feature that lets you completely shut off the car in neutral (instead of the dash complaining "put in park" for 600 miles).
Page 255: http://www.fordservicecontent.com/Fo...CA_03_2016.pdf

Having said all that, however: We took a trip this past summer that was 1500 miles. For the entire trip I left the C-Max in park and off. Didn't have a single issue with the dolly, or the straps. (My speculation is that there is enough play in the transmission and gearing that it doesn't matter--that or the tires simply slip inside the straps.) I do check the straps every stop--sometimes even making a specific stop to check the setup.
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I have gone 4 down. Therefore have a 2016 Acme Dolly in perfect condition. Include spare and extra lights. $1000.00 LOS ANGELES area.
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Old 11-26-2017, 12:35 PM   #8
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I have gone 4 down. Therefore have a 2016 Acme Dolly in perfect condition. Include spare and extra lights. $1000.00 LOS ANGELES area.


Sidewinder I would take you up on it but I live in Savannah .GA .
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$3500.00 delivery fee? LOL
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