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Ford Flex Towing?

Towing Flex

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#1 OFFLINE   SamRott

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  • Current Vehicle:2009 Ford Flex v8 AWD

Posted 05 June 2016 - 09:01 AM

I have a 2009 Ford Flex V8 AWD. I don't have the towing package already put on this vehicle so I've been finding mixed reviews of using it to tow. I'm looking to put a hitch on it to pull a trailer (6x12) I would be going from Michigan to South Dakota and the back to Michigan.

A. Would you recommend me using this to tow?
B. If so what type of hitch would I get?

#2 OFFLINE   mmsstar

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 02:21 PM

I would sure like to see a photo of a V8 tucked under that hood!



#3 OFFLINE   pschmehl

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 03:02 PM

You don't say how much weight you'll be towing.  That's important, because it determines the type of hitch you need and what additional changes you need.  You almost certainly need to add an engine cooler.  If the trailer has brakes, you need to add the package for that.  Depending upon how much weight you'll be hauling you may want to get a weight distributing hitch to keep the car from sitting low in the back, which will affect steering and drive control. And you'll need to provide wiring (Four wire if the trailer doesn't have brakes.  Seven wire if it has brakes.)








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