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Hey guys !! I want to tow a travel trailer but I’m getting all different numbers...... I will get class 3 hitch and weight distribution and duel cam sway, break control ...... can I tow a camper with dry weight of 3,200???? Or is that pushing it???

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with the factory installed tow package, the edge can tow 3500 lbs.

but IIRC, if it's installed afterwards, the max towable weight is only 1500 lbs

it would also help to know your year and engine.

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There is also a max 30 sq ft frontal rating, that most travel trailers will exceed. Towing a 3500 lb low utility or  boat is a lot different than a travel trailer. Get a tent trailer or pop up trailer.

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Max tow capacity requires the proper hitch, trailer lighting wiring, a larger capacity radiator, and higher capacity cooling fan assembly that are included in the Class II Trailer Tow Package, but can also affected by the engine installed in your vehicle and/or if your vehicle is fitted with 21" or 22" diameter wheels.

 

You describe your vehicle as not being Trailer Tow Package equipped. 

 

A good first step may be downloading your model year's Trailer Tow Guide from the Ford Fleet site to determine your vehicle's potential maximum.

 

If your vehicle is potentially 3,500 lbs capable, then you could embark on installing the Trailer Tow Package components, or perhaps better to have a Ford dealer do the work to ensure any existing warranty is not endangered.

 

This past discussion touches on what upgrading involves.

 

I'm preparing to get the radiator/cooling fans upgrade on a new-to-me 2015 MKX on which a prior owner had his Lincoln dealer install a Ford Class II hitch and trailer lighting wiring.

 

Good luck!

 

 

 

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