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Ford How-Tos: Ford Flat Tow

From vacations and road trips to weekend getaways and camping excursions, motorhomes or RVs offer a pleasant way to take in the sights throughout your route. When it comes time to explore parts unknown, Farmington drivers might find themselves wanting to bring their new Ford vehicle along for the ride too, which can be done by flat towing. Learn how it works below!

Flat towing, also known as recreational towing, allows you to tow another vehicle on all four of its wheels without damaging the transmission or gearbox. Flat towing can only be done on four-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles equipped with a two-speed transfer case and four-by-four Low, which can be found on a number of Ford models in stock at our Farmington Ford dealer.

To flat tow your Ford, first hitch the vehicle to the main tow vehicle, press the brake pedal, and start the engine. Ensure your vehicle is in “H2” mode on the FWD mode selector and place the transmission in “neutral” model if your vehicle has a rotary shifter – this should prompt a message to display on your ride’s information display. Confirm the message and turn the engine off. Next, put the vehicle in accessory mode by turning on the engine without pressing the brake pedal. Once your ride turns on, press and hold the brake pedal to enable neutral tow mode through the information display and scroll through until you can select neutral tow. Once initialization is complete, you can release the brake pedal and turn the vehicle off one more time to fully enable flat towing.

For more information or to learn which Ford vehicles can be flat towed, get in touch with the team at Ziems Ford Corners. We’d be happy to help you find the right Ford model for your towing needs!