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Battery Drain When Flat Towing 2015 Ford Explorer


A guy installed my Road master all terrain tow kit and it seems to work well for towing purposes. My problem is that my battery goes dead every day. I have flol owed the factory instructions to place the ignition in the accessory mode with the transmission in neutral. I am on a 60 day rv trip and I cannot make it through a 200 mile trip without draining the battery. Any suggestions?


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The first thing you will want to do is check the owner's manual for your vehicle. Sounds like you either need to disconnect the battery or pull a fuse(s). If the manual says you have to pull a fuse/fuses you can bypass this by installing a Roadmaster # RM76511 Fuse Bypass System. If the manual says you must disconnect the battery you can use the Roadmaster - Auto Battery Disconnect, # RM-766. It is specifically designed for vehicles that have something that drains the battery while being towed. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to check out.

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