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What is a tow eye?

What is a tow eye?

Use the towing eye for towing a vehicle. The towing eye is screwed into a threaded socket behind a cover on the right-hand side of the bumper, front or rear.

How do you fit a towing eye?

Fitting the towing eye Take out the towing eye from the foam block under the floor in the cargo area. Remove the cover – press on the marking with a finger while you fold out the opposite side/corner. The cover pivots around its centre line and can then be removed. Screw in the towing eye until it reaches its end stop.

What is a trailer towing package?

The main difference is that a tow package is meant to allow for towing just about anything with your vehicle, but a trailer package is designed specifically for towing a trailer behind your vehicle. The upgrades that come with a tow package often range from engine upgrades to improved electrical and cooling systems.

What do I need to know when towing a trailer?


  • Stay Within Your Limits. Review the towing capacity of your specific vehicle and ensure it’s capable of handling the weight of your trailer.
  • Pack your trailer properly.
  • Check your tires.
  • Check your lights.
  • Check Your Brakes.
  • Adjust Your Mirrors.

Are tow eyes universal?

It isn’t universal , it fits a car with a 16mm thread size tow hook location and no other type or size.

What does a tow eye cap do?

The tow eye cover, also known as the tow eye cap, is a thermoplastic panel installed on your vehicle’s bumper cover that hides the towing eye when it’s not needed.

Where is the towing eye kept on a Ford Transit?

luggage compartment
The towing eye is in the luggage compartment on the left-hand side.

What is the difference between trailer tow package and Max tow package?

The Max Trailer Tow Package is only available on the F-150. It adds up to 2700 pounds more towing capacity over the standard Trailer Tow Package on a similarly configured truck. Some configurations on the F-250, F-350, and Expedition, offer similar gains.

Can towing a trailer damage a transmission?

Towing can put a strain on your truck’s transmission Another transmission-damaging factor is fluids. During towing stress, the fluids in the engine heat up much like a pressure cooker. If the fluid levels are inadequate, towing will overwork the components and cause serious damage.