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Old 10-21-2017, 08:42 PM   #1
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Ford Escape as a toad

We have just bought a 2017 Thor Chateau 28z on a Ford F450 V10 and are wondering if we can flat tow a 2011 Ford Escape AWD.

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Old 10-21-2017, 08:47 PM   #2
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There is a towing guide HERE that will give you the information. Most AWD cars can not be towed unless you put in a device to disconnect the axle.

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Old 10-21-2017, 09:55 PM   #3
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This is only specific to our 2013 Ford Explorer AWD. We have towed it about 41k miles and follow the specific instructions found in the accompanying manual. The instructions are: warm the engine up while in Park, shift to Drive, then shift to Reverse, then to Neutral. Now turn the vehicle off leaving it in Neutral. No problems so far.
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Old 10-21-2017, 10:05 PM   #4
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According to your owners guide (Here (pdf)) the 2011 Ford Escape AWD can be flat towed with all 4 wheels on the ground (see page 204).
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Old 10-21-2017, 10:20 PM   #5
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Don't forget the sign for the Escape's rear window:
"Hey! I'm pushing it as fast as I can!"
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