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Question on Unified Tow Brake for 2015 C-Max Energi

Towing Towed Vehicle Unified Tow Brake

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#1 OFFLINE   azstork


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  • Region:U.S. Pacific Coast
  • LocationHuntington Beach, CA
  • My C-MAX's Year:2015
  • Current Vehicle:2015 C-Max Energi

Posted 28 March 2016 - 01:14 PM

We recently purchased a new 2015 C-Max Energi for use as a Toad with out Holiday Rambler Ambassador.  I have a US Gear Unified Tow Brake from my previous Toad (2008 Jeep Wrangler) that I would like to use in the C-Max, but have not found any information on it's use in the C-Max.  The parent company quit making this device 2 years ago, so that was a dead end.


Does anyone here have any experience or information on this - I did find one post where the author stated he could not get an installer to put a Unified Tow Brake installed on his C-Max because of the "brake pedal attachment" but that did not make sense to me...?  Anyone here using one?




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#2 OFFLINE   wab


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  • Region:U.S. Southern Plains
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  • My C-MAX's Year:2013
  • Current Vehicle:C-Max SEL 303 with Glass Roof

Posted 29 March 2016 - 03:34 PM

I researched several brake systems, US Gear was one of them. Went with a Blue Ox (3 legged stool :lol:) because it's such a GOOD idea, but like all good ideas in the real world NOT SO GOOD.
Here's a google search for "US Gear Unified Tow Brake" "hybrid" several hits, a few about Escape, MKX hybrids.
Will you have to leave the ignition ON in your Energi?
SEL's/SE's and Energi's don't play nice when being towed with the ignition ON.
Have you joined the Energi forum, they have a sub-forum devoted to towing the Energi?

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