1996 Jayco Eagle 10 + 2013 Ford Edge V6

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  1. mstate060

    mstate060 New Member

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    Hey All,

    I own a 1996 Jayco Eagle 10 with a "dry weight" of 1,405lbs and a GVWR 2,205lbs. I also own a 2013 Ford Edge V6 which according to Fords website and the door sticker has a max towing weight of 3,500lbs. Would you guys feel comfortable towing and does anyone have similar experience with a Ford Edge? Just curious how they tow. I had an F-150 up until this year so towing was never an issue until now.

    Thanks for any feedback.
     
  2. JPBar

    JPBar Well-Known Member

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    Should be fine
     
  3. mstate060

    mstate060 New Member

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    Thanks. It doesnt appear that my PUP has surge breaks and my Edge doesnt currently have an electronic break system. Do you think I would need to have that installed or at this weight will I be okay?
     
  4. JPBar

    JPBar Well-Known Member

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    If the PUP has electric brakes than you need install a break controller in the Edge
     
  5. NMroamer

    NMroamer Active Member

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    We had a similar setup with an 2010 Escape.
    Tongue weight is an issue with the front wheel drive. Traction loss becomes a problem.
     
  6. JPBar

    JPBar Well-Known Member

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  7. mstate060

    mstate060 New Member

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    Thank you. I took a look, I have an Eagle 10 UD. As far as I can tell, the PUP has no brakes on it. Ive done a physical inspection of the camper as well and I see no drum or break system at all. Not sure if they were removed by a previous owner or if the PUP never had them. Makes me wonder if Ill need them or not... lol
     
  8. JPBar

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    Think you will be fine, just drive a little more careful and leave more distance between you and the guy in front of you and start slowing down a little sooner. You can practice this to see how things are going to act by towing camper on highway and in town when there is not a lot of traffic. Have fun and just use common sense, and you will be fine.
     
  9. mstate060

    mstate060 New Member

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    Yep I agree. Thanks for the help.
     
  10. etrailerJohn

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    We offer all the equipment needed to set up your Ford Edge for towing.

    You'll want to ensure that the fully loaded trailer weight doesn't exceed the towing capabilities of your Ford Edg.

    For more information, use the link below:

    https://www.etrailer.com/expert-43.html
     

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