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Old 11-13-2019, 05:33 PM   #1
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Anyone Towing a 2019 Ford Explorer?

Last month we were travelling west on 1-4, about 60 miles east of Tampa, FL. As always, I-4 was packed, but we were plugging along in the slow lane at 50-55 mph. All of a sudden, my wife and I hear an explosion, the motor home lurches and I see our tow car swing into the middle lane. Someone had hit us from the rear. By the grace of God, no one was injured. However, our tow car, a 2010 Ford Edge didn't survive. So, the search for a new tow car began. We decided to buy a new car so we could use it as a family car, as well as our toad. Surprise, Surprise, Ford doesn't make a 2020 car or SUV that is flat towable. In fact, we couldn't find any 2020 car or SUV that could be towed flat. However, we continued looking for options, and we may have found a solution - but we would love to have confirmation from real live users. It seems that 2019 FWD (front wheel drive) Ford Explorers, with a 3.5 engine, can be towed with 4 wheels on the ground. Is anyone out there using a 2019 Ford Explorer as their tow car?
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Old 11-14-2019, 01:54 AM   #2
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Last month we were travelling west on 1-4, about 60 miles east of Tampa, FL. As always, I-4 was packed, but we were plugging along in the slow lane at 50-55 mph. All of a sudden, my wife and I hear an explosion, the motor home lurches and I see our tow car swing into the middle lane. Someone had hit us from the rear. By the grace of God, no one was injured. However, our tow car, a 2010 Ford Edge didn't survive. So, the search for a new tow car began. We decided to buy a new car so we could use it as a family car, as well as our toad. Surprise, Surprise, Ford doesn't make a 2020 car or SUV that is flat towable. In fact, we couldn't find any 2020 car or SUV that could be towed flat. However, we continued looking for options, and we may have found a solution - but we would love to have confirmation from real live users. It seems that 2019 FWD (front wheel drive) Ford Explorers, with a 3.5 engine, can be towed with 4 wheels on the ground. Is anyone out there using a 2019 Ford Explorer as their tow car?
I'm not trying to break your chops. I think the answer to this question is politely 'no'.
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Old 11-14-2019, 05:07 AM   #3
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Same as above

http://www.thorforums.com/forums/f4/...rer-19807.html
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Old 11-14-2019, 12:30 PM   #4
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My recommendation is that if your heart is set on a 2019 Explorer do your homework on what can and cannot be towed and then check the dealersí inventory. Stay vigilant with the dealer and be ready to walk away if the dealer canít answer your questions.

Question, why not consider a Jeep Cherokee or Grand Cherokee? Are you weight restricted with towing?
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Old 11-14-2019, 01:27 PM   #5
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Last month we were travelling west on 1-4, about 60 miles east of Tampa, FL. As always, I-4 was packed, but we were plugging along in the slow lane at 50-55 mph. All of a sudden, my wife and I hear an explosion, the motor home lurches and I see our tow car swing into the middle lane. Someone had hit us from the rear. By the grace of God, no one was injured. However, our tow car, a 2010 Ford Edge didn't survive. So, the search for a new tow car began. We decided to buy a new car so we could use it as a family car, as well as our toad. Surprise, Surprise, Ford doesn't make a 2020 car or SUV that is flat towable. In fact, we couldn't find any 2020 car or SUV that could be towed flat. However, we continued looking for options, and we may have found a solution - but we would love to have confirmation from real live users. It seems that 2019 FWD (front wheel drive) Ford Explorers, with a 3.5 engine, can be towed with 4 wheels on the ground. Is anyone out there using a 2019 Ford Explorer as their tow car?
You're not looking hard enough. These are the 2020 Ford vehicles that can be flat towed:



There are 2020 Chevy vehicles that can also be flat towed such as the Equinox.
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Old 11-14-2019, 01:41 PM   #6
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Motor home Life Magazine offers downloadable towing guides. You can get them at the following link. 2929 is not there yet.

https://www.motorhome.com/download-dinghy-guides/
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:54 PM   #7
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Unless something has changed drastically almost all of the Chevys are towable on the flat up to 65 miles an hour with automatic transmissions.
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Old 11-24-2019, 01:19 AM   #8
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Thanks for your responses. We just returned from purchasing a 2019 Ford Explorer Limited (with the required 3.5L engine.) It should provide us with that dual function (family can/tow car) that we need. We were more than sorry to lose our Edge - but we are hopeful this new/used car will do the job.
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