Towing: 4 Wheels on the Ground!

December 26th, 2016 by

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Towing: 4 Wheels on the Ground!

Not too long ago, we wrote a blog about the towing capabilities of different Ford vehicles. You can read that blog here. Now, we’re going to discuss how to tow different Ford vehicles behind vehicles such as a motor-home. Although it may be winter, you’ll want to be ready for the spring and summer travel seasons, right?

Four-Wheel-Down Towing

Many customers will want to tow a vehicle with all four wheels on the ground behind another vehicle. For safer operation, towed vehicles should be equipped with their own functional brake system. This also includes vehicles towed on a dolly or a trailer. A variety of factors determine whether or not a vehicle can or cannot be four-wheel-down towed, including:

Manual or automatic transmission

Rear-wheel, front-wheel or all-wheel drive

You’ll always want the vehicle’s owner’s manual for the specific details about four-wheel-down towing.

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Dolly Towing

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If the vehicle cannot be four-wheel-down towed, a tow-dolly allows the customer to tow the vehicle behind an RV or motor-home. A tow-dolly lets the front two wheels of the vehicle rest on it while the back two wheels stay on the ground.

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All-Wheel Drive (AWD)

Please note that all-wheel-drive vehicle-sensing systems and their mechanical features prevent an all-wheel-drive vehicle from being towed on a dolly. Never dolly-tow an all-wheel-drive vehicle. Several all-wheel-drive vehicles can however, be flat-towed. Again, you’ll want to check the vehicle’s owner’s manual for more information.

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If you have questions about the towing capabilities of any Ford vehicle, we’re more than willing to help answer your questions. If you’re in the market for a car that can be towed behind your RV, we can help you there too! Give Beach Automotive a call today. We’ve got the truck experts on hand ready to help you! Hurry!