2002 Ford Explorer, V6, 3.75 axle, manual says max trailer weight 5,500 lbs for this motor and axle. We are thinking of getting a camping trailer, I'm confident it can tow a pop up no problem, the one we are looking at is less than 3,000 lbs. But there is nicer one we are looking at that is 4,060 lbs Dry, 4,950 max trailer weight. Can I safely tow the heavier trailer? Has anybody here towed near the max trailer weight? Don't want to head out on the road and kill me transmission. Any advice would be a huge help, the heavier one has everything we need/want.