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Posted: 08/30/17 09:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid with CVT is a great toad. As far as I know, the Ford C-max Hybrid with CVT can still be towed, but I havn't checked that out myself.


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kyhawk wrote:

Our 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid with CVT is a great toad. As far as I know, the Ford C-max Hybrid with CVT can still be towed, but I havn't checked that out myself.


Hybrids use a planetary CVT, which means they can generally be flat-towed, including all the hybrid and plug-in hybrid Fords.

Subaru went the Nissan route, and replaced the traditional automatic with a belt-driven CVT. I'm not aware of anyone with a belt-CVT that allows flat-towing.


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LetsRV wrote:

2014 was the last year you can tow the CRV (I have one).

In 2015 they went to a CVT tranny and it can't be towed four down. The same thing happened to Subaru.


100% correct

I have a 2013, and tow 4 down. I do not pull any fuses- I added a "Towed Battery Charger" which trickle charges the CRV battery.

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thanks everyone

details on the Towed Battery Charger would be handy.


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anon125 wrote:

thanks everyone

details on the Towed Battery Charger would be handy.


Mine is a wire from the MH to the toad. [emoticon]

OK OK In the wiring harness 4 wires (one is ground) for the lights, turn signals and brake lights. One wire for the battery charge. Both the ground and battery charge wires are larger gauge for charging. My MH has a fuse on the charge line and it's on only when the ignition is on. I added a fuse at the toad battery.

I have an additional wire that connects the toad brake lights to a cab dash light so that I know when the toad brakes are applied. Few do this.


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thanks

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