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Can you flat tow a Transit van?

Anyone know if I can flat tow my Transit van behind another vehicle? I know you can do it with the new F-150 but I can't find any information on the Transit van. I have a 2015 MR, LB 250. Thanks!!
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According to the Ford Wrecker guide the Transit can only be towed 50MPH max with rear wheels raised, so no flat towing. If rear wheels are turning they have to be on a dolly.
Actually the F150 is the same except for certain 4x4 versions, not all. There is a crazy process to make even the one version do it- key on, holding the brake, selecting 4H to 4L and back 5 times in 7 seconds etc then looking for a message...

Of course there is always the option of pulling the driveshaft...I've done that on a Ranger I flat towed 400+ miles.

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According to the Ford Wrecker guide the Transit can only be towed 50MPH max with rear wheels raised, so no flat towing. If rear wheels are turning they have to be on a dolly.
Actually the F150 is the same except for certain 4x4 versions, not all. There is a crazy process to make even the one version do it- key on, holding the brake, selecting 4H to 4L and back 5 times in 7 seconds etc then looking for a message...

Of course there is always the option of pulling the driveshaft...I've done that on a Ranger I flat towed 400+ miles.
Thanks for checking that out Budsky. I guess I will go with plan B.
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Pulling driveshaft

Budsky, is pulling the driveshaft a complicated thing? Is there a kit that allows it to be pulled and re-installed without tools? Thanks for the help!
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What is Plan B? Thanks!
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If it's 50mph max with rear wheels raised the that means the front wheels can't be spun over 50 mph. Driveshaft or not. Doesn't really make sense though
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