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obiwancanoli

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Posted: 04/05/19 12:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Currently, I'm using a Tow Dolly to tow my 2017 FWD Ford Edge, but I'm inclined to want to flat tow a 4WD for ease and convenience. A Bump Shop friend suggests Jeep CJ4, and though I've never owned a Jeep of any type before, I'm now confronted with a multitude of options of which I know little about, never having had a 4WD vehicle before.

I don't need a 2nd vehicle, and so, would be exchanging my Edge for something I can use as my daily transportation, while also permitting me a easier means of towing a vehicle behind my Class A.

I'm open to suggestions, experiences, and any details you feel would help me in my choices for a new 4WD vehicle - thanks!

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Posted: 04/05/19 01:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You should have moderator move your post to Dinghy forum.
Yes, a Jeep is a choice.


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Posted: 04/05/19 01:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our 2008 Cadillac SRX SUV is ok to tow 4 down.


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There are a few still, check the Dinghy guides for whatever year you are looking for.
As CVT becomes more common, 4 down choices seem to be dwindling.

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Are you certain your Edge isn't flat towable? Many of the FWD ones are...depending on engine. I don't think the 2.0L Edges are flat towable, but the 2.7L and 3.5L ones typically are IIRC. The owner's manual would spell it out.

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Moved to Dinghy Towing forum from Towing.

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If you like the ride of your Edge, you won't like the CJ. If you are looking at Jeeps, find a Liberty 4x4.

Any vehicle you consider, look at its owners manual and read to see if it is "recreational towable"

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I own a Wrangler and I've owned an Edge. Depending on how much towing you will do the real deal breaker is the CJ is not that comfortable nor does it get great mileage, if you drive a fair amount I'd reconsider. I assume your Edge is the I4 EcoBoost, which isn't 4-down tow-able. If you like the Edge what about getting one that is, the V-6 is tow-able. What about a newer Jeep?


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Actually, my Edge is the 3.5L FWD Auto, and I like it enough that it's the 2nd one I've purchased... I'd like to keep it, frankly, but assumed the FWD prevented me from flat-towing it... Obviously, I have some research to do, the first of which is to read my manual more thoroughly...

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Posted: 04/06/19 07:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Remco says you can flat tow. Verify information input at this website and owner's manual.

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