Dingy Tow Compatibility Allows for Ease in Flat Towing
Customers who wish to flat tow their vehicles behind a motor home or camper have been limited to 4x4 vehicles that feature a transfer case with a neutral setting. The 6F features a unique technology that allows for flat towing without adversely affecting the transmission. A gravity-drip tray, mounted on top of the gearsets, collects the lubricant as itâ€™s splashed up on the transmission. As the vehicle is being towed, lubricant drips slowly from the tray onto the gearsets, continuing to lubricate the transmission.
"Itâ€™s an elegant innovation," says Ram Krishnaswami, manager, 6F transmission. "It is a very simple piece of technology that works remarkably well."
Now, at the same link, there is no info about it. So I emailed Ford and here is the response I got:
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 8:23 PM
Subject: Ford Motor Company
Thank you for contacting the Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center regarding the Four-Wheel-Down Towing capability of 2007 Ford Edge.
In an effort to assist you, we have researched this matter further. Our resources indicate that the 2007 Ford Edge is not recommended for four-wheel-down towing.
For more information on Four-Wheel-Down Towing, we recommend you to visit: https://www.fleet.fo...4wdtowAug06.pdf
Furthermore, the Customer Relationship Center does not function as a technical or diagnostic repair facility. Inquiries of a technical nature are best referred to our dealerships because they have certified technicians to serve as our experts with Ford and Lincoln-Mercury products, and the diagnostic tools and equipment to assist you. They are in the best position to discuss and review your request and in the rare case where a staff member of any dealership is unable to answer a technical question regarding one of our products, there are technical resources available exclusively to them from Ford Motor Company where answers may be obtained.
To locate a Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealership, please visit www.genuineservice.com.
We consider the satisfaction of our customers one of our most important objectives. If you have any other inquiries or concerns, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to address them for you.
Customer Relationship Center
Ford Motor Company
Does anybody know what happened? Or do you know who I could ask?
As a motorhome owner, the idea of being able to get an automatic transmission, non 4x4, Ford vehicle and be able to "flat tow" it behind my motorhome without a driveshaft disconnect or some other gimmick was pretty awesome. Many Honda's & Saturn's have had this option for years. Back in 1994 (when I was 18), I worked at a Saturn dealer. I saw many retired people come in and purchase LS2's & SW2's to tow behind their motorhomes. And they usually paid with cash. I sure would hate to see Ford keep losing out on sales due to a lack of "Four Wheel Down" towing capability in their cars and CUV's.