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Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2017 Ford Edge Sport 2.7 Ecoboost

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The owners manual says you can tow it four wheels down. I will paste part of what is says in the manual. I read the other post and the part numbers you called out specifically say they are not for the Edge Sport. Also, this vehicle does have electric brakes, so would that make a different braking system availability? It also says to disconnect the battery. I would also like to remote monitor the transmission temp. That is what kills them. I rarely exceed 62 MPH Page 237 of the 2017 Edge Second Printing Owners Manual: Follow these guidelines if you have a need for recreational RV towing. An example of recreational towing would be towing your vehicle behind a motorhome. We designed these guidelines to prevent damage to your transmission. You can tow your 2.7L EcoBoost or 3.5L 6F50 or 6F55 equipped vehicle with all four wheels on the ground. If you tow your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground: • Tow only in the forward direction. • Release the parking brake.

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We have flat towing parts that will allow your 2017 Ford Edge Sport to be flat towed. If you have the active cruise control you'd need the base plate kit # RM-524448-4 or if you do not have it you'd need # RM-524444-5 and you'd be set.

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. Since the battery has to be disconnected you'll also need the part # RM-9332 to power the Patriot.

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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