Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2011 Ford Edge with Roadmaster Blackhawk Tow Bar


Have a Blackhawk All Terrain non-binding tow bar, Product #402, need the parts from this tow bar to a 2011 Ford Edge. Could you please assist me with the parts needed? Thank you.


Expert Reply:

The Roadmaster Blackhawk Tow Bar part # RM-422 can definitely be used to flat tow your 2011 Ford Edge. The correct base plate you'll need is the # 4408-1 if you do not have adaptive cruise control or part # 524426-1 for if you do have adaptive cruise control.

For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground.

For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install on the front of your towed vehicle and enough coiled wire to go from there to the RV.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking in the vehicle being flat towed. The easiest system to set up and use is the Blue Ox Patriot # BRK2016, that applies the vehicle brakes in proportion to how much the tow vehicle is braking. This is the safest way to stop and it reduces wear and tear on both vehicles.

Most likely you will also need a high low adapter so that the tow bar will be level when you are flat towing. I attached a link to a page that has all of the ones we carry.

I have included a couple of helpful links to our articles on flat towing for you. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for more specific information on flat towing your vehicle.

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