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Old 03-24-2018, 08:03 PM   #1
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2011 Ford edge with adaptive cruise control toad

I have a 2011 Ford edge and a 2013 Ford Cmax energi. I want to flat one of these vehicles behind my 2018 Thor A.C.E. Trying to decide which to tow.

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Cmax is flat towable. Easiest installation. Worried about the "Death Wobble" issue. Any comments?

Egde is flat towable. I have Adaptive Cruise Control which means the baseplate is high, almost 27 inches off the ground. An 8-10 inch high/low receiver adapter is needed. Although I have been assured that this is OK, that much height correction makes me a little nervous. Any comments??

Thanks much!!
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Old 03-24-2018, 10:45 PM   #2
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Interesting, have never heard of the "death wobble" with respect to a C-Max being towed (mostly I've heard it about pickup trucks and 4x4's on the highway).

Here is an example:


and here is a good discussion about it on irv2:
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f85/shaki...gi-261675.html
(From the looks of the discussion its just something that happens on slow, sharp turns and stops when you stop and straighten out--also can be addressed by a camber adjustment.)

I tow my C-Max Energi on a dolly so no "death wobble" for me. Love charging it up at campgrounds and doing a lot of my sightseeing in EV mode.

My parents had a 2009 Edge that they would tow around with their motorhome. As far as I know they never had an issue with it.
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