towing

Flat towing is also called dinghy towing, four-down towing,  which is when you tow a vehicle behind a motorhome. Not all vehicles are suitable to be flat towed, so here is a guide for which 2016 vehicles can be flat towed. Always check your owners manual to be double sure.

2016
Flat Tow Guide
Make/ModelSpeed Limit MPHTowable Manual TransTowable Auto TransDirections
 Buick Enclave AWD/FWD65YES“Run engine at beginning of day and at each fuel stop for  5 minutes. Remove the 15-amp ECM fuse, 15-amp OnStar fuse and 50-amp BATT1 fuse while towing”
Cadillac SRX FWD/AWD65/NoneYESRun at the beginning of each day at at each fuel stop for about 5 minutes. Remove shift lever boot. Use small screwdriver to press and hold the manual release button. Put vehicle in NEUTRAL. Once destination is reached, start engine and allow it to idle for more than 3 minutes before driving the vehicle. Reinstall shift lever boot.
Cadillac Escalade 4WDYESOnly four-wheel-drive vehicles with a two-speed transfer case with a NEUTRAL position and a four-wheel-drive LOW settings can be towed. Negative battery cable must be disconnected.
Chevrolet Cruze65YESNOTo prevent the battery from draining while the vehicle is being towed, remove fuses 22,23, and 24 from the instrument panel fuse block.
Chevrolet Colorado 4WDNOYESOnly dinghy tow four-wheel-drive vehicles that have NEUTRAL and a four-wheel drive LOW setting. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Chevrolet Equinox65YESRun engine at beginning of day and at each fuel stop for 5 minutes. Remove fuse 32 while towing.
Chevrolet Malibu65YESShift the transmission to NEUTRAL. Place the ignition in the ACC/ACCESSORY position. Remove fuses 8, 22 (key access only), and 24 from the instrument panel fuse block.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500/2500/3500 4WDYESOnly dinghy tow four-wheel-drive vehicles that have a NEUTRAL and a four-wheel-drive LOW setting. Disconnect negative battery cable.
Chevrolet Sonic (except RS w/auto)65YESYESRun the vehicle at the beginning of each day and at each fuel stop for about 5 minutes. To prevent battery from draining while vehicle is being towed, remove the Discrete Logic Ignition Switch fuse from the fuse block.
Chevrolet Spark70YESNO
Chevrolet Suburban/Tahoe 4WDYESOnly four-wheel-drive vehicles with a two-speed transfer case with a NEUTRAL position and a four-wheel-drive LOW setting can be flat towed. Negative battery cable must be disconnected.
Chevrolet Traverse65YESTo prevent the battery from draining while the vehicle is being towed, remove the 15-amp ECM fuse and the 15-amp OnStar fuse. Also, remove the 50-amp BATT1 fuse from the underhood fuse block. The vehicle should be run at the beginning of each day and at each RV fuel stop for about 5 minutes.
Dodge DartYESNOTransmission in NEUTRAL.
Dodge Durango R/T 4WD 5.7V8YESMust have two-speed transfer case option. Transmission in PART, transfer case must be set to NEUTRAL.
Fiat 500/500C/ AbarthYESNOTransmission must be in NEUTRAL
Ford Edge 2.7/3.5l FWD/AWD65YESStart the engine and allow it to run fro 5 mins at the beginning of each day and every 6 hrs after that. With the engine running and your foot on the brake, shift into DRIVE and then REVERSE, before shifting back into NEUTRAL
Ford Expedition 4WDYESPleace the transfer case and transmission in NEUTRAL and engage the four-wheel down towing feature.
Ford Explorer 3.5l FWD/AWD65YESStart the engine and allow it to run fro 5 mins at the beginning of each day and every 6 hrs after that. With the engine running and your foot on the brake, shift into DRIVE and then REVERSE, before shifting back into NEUTRAL
Ford F-150 4WDYESPleace the transfer case and transmission in NEUTRAL and engage the four-wheel down towing feature.
Ford F-250/F-350/F-450/F-550YESOnly flat-towable with manual shift transfer case vehicles, not electronic shift-on-th-fly or 4×2 vehicles. Transmission in NEUTRAL, manual transfer case shifted into NEUTRAL, both hub locks in FREE position.
Ford Fiesta (except ST)70YESYESOn auto transmission vehicles, transmission must be NEUTRAL during four-wheel-down towing
Ford Focus (except ST & Electric)70YESYESOn auto transmission vehicles, transmission must be NEUTRAL during four-wheel-down towing
Ford Fusion70YESStart the engine and allow it to run fro 5 mins at the beginning of each day and every 6 hrs after that.
Ford Taurus 3.5l FWD/AWDStart the engine and allow it to run fro 5 mins at the beginning of each day and every 6 hrs after that. With the engine running and your foot on the brake, shift into DRIVE and then REVERSE, before shifting back into NEUTRAL
GMC Acadia FWD/AWD Terrain FWD/AWD65YESRun engine at beginning of day and at each fuel stop for 5 minutes. To prevent the battery from draining while the vehicle is being towed, remove the 15-amp ECM fuse and the 15-amp OnStar fuse. Also remove the 50-amp BATT1 fuse from the the underhood fuse block.
 GMC Canyon 4WD/Sierra 1500 4WD/Sierra 2500 4WD/3500 4WD Yukon, Yukon XLYESOnly dinghy tow four-wheel-drive vehicles that have a NEUTRAL and a four-wheel-drive LOW setting. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Jeep Cherokee 4WDYESOnly 4×4 models with 2-Speed Power Transfer Unit may be towed. The Power Transfer Unit must be shifted into NEUTRAL and the transmission must be in PARK.
Jeep Compass 4WDYESNOOnly 4×4 models with 2-Speed Power Transfer Unit may be towed. The Power Transfer Unit must be shifted into NEUTRAL and the transmission must be in PARK.
Jeep Grand CherokeeYESOnly 4WD vehicles with Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II systems are towable. The transfer case must be shifted into NEUTRAL and the transmission must be in PARK
Jeep Patriot 2WD/4WDYESNOTransmission in NEUTRAL. Key in ACC position.
Jeep Wrangler 4WDYESYESPut automatic transmission into PARK. Manual transmission in gear  (not in NEUTRAL). Transfer case in NEUTRAL. Follow detailed procedure in owner’s manual for shifting transfer case into NEUTRAL.
RAM 1500 4WDYESAutomatic transmission in PARK, transfer case in NEUTRAL.
RAM 2500 4WD/3500 4WDYESYESAutomatic transmission in PARK, manual transmission in gear (not in NEUTRAL), transfer case in NEUTRAL.
Toyota CorollaYESNOShift the lever to NEUTRAL. Turn the engine switc to ACC position (without a smart key system) or ACCESSORY mode (with a smart key). Ensure the audio system and other powered devices are turned off. Release the parking brake. After towing, leave the engine in idle for at least 3 mins before driving.
Toyota YarisYESNOShift the lever to NEUTRAL. Turn the engine switch to ACC. Ensure the audio system and other powered devices are turned off. Release the parking brake. After towing, leave the engine in idle for at least 3 mins  before driving.

If your vehicle is not listed, please check your owners handbook or contact your local dealer to find out more.

 

 

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