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Pic Request- Your Explorer Towing

Discussion in 'Tow Rig Forum' started by MountaineerGreen, January 22, 2007.

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    1. MountaineerGreen

      MountaineerGreen Towing Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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    3. aldive

      aldive Elite In Memoriam

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      Here is mine hauling the Jeep.
       

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    4. RockRanger

      RockRanger Elite Ranger Elite Explorer

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      Froader and I "towing" a big class A motorhome.

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      Suffering from towing envy....

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    6. MadScotsMan

      MadScotsMan Active Member

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    7. Maniak

      Maniak Moderator-Stock 91-94 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Here is one...

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      Yes, thats on the bumper, no I don't plan on doing anything like that again.

      ~Mark
       
    8. cybergasm

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      So after seeing this I won't even bother posting my pic of my Explorer pulling a 18ft jet boat:rolleyes:

      Was this on the main access road to the bluff or on the "RV" access road?
       
    9. Trckmagik

      Trckmagik Ole Bag Moderator Emeritus

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      We should meet up and do some camping sometime with the fams. We have a Camper and are always up for the excuse to get it out.
       
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    11. FROADER

      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      It was on the main access "closed" road. :)
       
    12. Brian1

      Brian1 Elite Explorer

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      Back when my Explorer was mostly stock and when the Jeep was stock. I also tow a 12' utility trailer on occasion.
       

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    13. FROADER

      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Mark, that is a great quote right there. :D

      Good to see the bumper didn't end up on the ground not attached to the explorer. :p:
       
    14. cgriffin_5139

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      Where you towing it or was it backing up under its own power?
       
    15. section525

      section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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      I haven't needed to tow anything with the Explorer lately, so these are both pretty old. The classic Nautique and my buddy's old stang.
       

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    16. FROADER

      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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      Don't let it's look fool you. It has some of the best tires and bearings available.
       
    18. FROADER

      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      So Colin is that the whore 4.0!
       
    20. FROADER

      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    21. 410Fortune

      410Fortune ELITE BRONCO2ERER Moderator Emeritus

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      that engine is a whore, shes been in so many rigs now, what a slut!
       
    22. gijoecam

      gijoecam Village Idiot Elite Explorer

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      Towed my boat with it during the summers of 99 and 2000.

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      4650 lbs fully loaded, 300 lbs tongue weight, put the rear axle within about 200 lbs of the GAWR and actually reduced the weight on the front axle by about 400 lbs vs. unloaded. I'm not going to lie and say it pulled like a dream because it most certainly did not (not to mention I was blind to the rear) but I was within the manufacturers specs and it had surge brakes.

      The only time it gave me any issues was one time at the ramp. They were working on the parking lot and the ramp was covered in a gritty-sandy clay mixture. I pulled the boat out and stopped on teh ramp to double check that the boat was resting evenly on the bunks (the trailer guide would occasionally catch a chine on the inside of the tunnel). When I stopped, I heard what sounded like feet shuffling across pavement: Turned out the weight of the boat on the gritty ramp was dragging me back towards the water in a 4-wheel skid!!! :eek Dropped it in gear and headed for level ground. (and started launching out of a nearby marina with less grade to the ramp LOL!!)

      -Joe
       
    23. Dannyboy

      Dannyboy Other Make & Models Mod Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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      My new camping set up.

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    25. section525

      section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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      Taking this big load to the dump! :cool:
       

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      rocket 5979 Resident Gearhead

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      Section I still cannot get over how sexxy your X is. Overall just clean and very nicely done.
       

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