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Old 07-06-2014, 11:13 PM   #1
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Ford edge battery drain

Around the first of the year I was looking for a vehicle to tow behind my 02 26SS. I couldn't find anything in my price range. I have a 08 Ford Edge. I ordered a base plate and installed it. I also got the matching tow bar. I know the Edge has a battery drain problem from previous posts. The end of the day the ford battery was dead. I am wondering if anyone had figured out why this happens. In the meantime I just unhooked my battery. Stan

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Old 08-13-2014, 11:29 PM   #2
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On my Ford F-150 with tow package, there was a 30 amp fuse and relay in the glove box when I got the truck that had to be installed in the power center under the hood which stops the trailer from draining the truck battery.

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Old 08-14-2014, 09:29 AM   #3
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Why not change your MH to TOAD cord and incorporate the 12volt hot line and keep the battery charged while towing it. That is how I have my SENECA wired for both vehicles that I tow. If you are using a supplemental braking system such as a BRAKE BUDDY that is putting an additional drain on the EDGE.
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Old 08-14-2014, 10:46 PM   #4
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Most TOAD's have a fuse removed. A Ford dealer should be able to point out the correct fuse.
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