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Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Ford C-Max


I am told that after towing cmax for 5 to 6 hours the battery goes dead. I am contiplating purchasing this vehicle and want to know how to solve this problem.i currently tow a Ford Edge with no problems. I Am I looking for problems with buying this vehicle


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To keep the battery of a towed vehicle charged what we have is the Roadmaster charge kit part # RM-156-25. This allows you to run a wire from the 12 volt accessory circuit of the 7-way to the battery post of the vehicle getting towed to keep the battery alive.

For a base plate kit you'd then want the Roadmaster EZ2 kit part # 524432-1 which is confirmed as a fit for your 2018 Ford C-Max. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.

In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground.

For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install on the front of your towed vehicle and enough coiled wire to go from there to the RV.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking in the vehicle being flat towed. The easiest system to set up and use is the Blue Ox Patriot # BLU37TR, that applies the vehicle brakes in proportion to how much the tow vehicle is braking. This is the safest way to stop and it reduces wear and tear on both vehicles.

Most likely you will also need a high low adapter so that the tow bar will be level when you are flat towing. I attached a link to a page that has all of the ones we carry.

I have included a couple of helpful links to our articles on flat towing for you. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for more specific information on flat towing your vehicle.

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