Discussion in 'Tow Rig Forum' started by MountaineerGreen, January 22, 2007.
Ill start the show with my pic-
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Here is mine hauling the Jeep.
Froader and I "towing" a big class A motorhome.
Suffering from towing envy....
Here is one...
Yes, thats on the bumper, no I don't plan on doing anything like that again.
So after seeing this I won't even bother posting my pic of my Explorer pulling a 18ft jet boat
Was this on the main access road to the bluff or on the "RV" access road?
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.
My camping setup
It was on the main access "closed" road.
Back when my Explorer was mostly stock and when the Jeep was stock. I also tow a 12' utility trailer on occasion.
Mark, that is a great quote right there.
Good to see the bumper didn't end up on the ground not attached to the explorer. :
Where you towing it or was it backing up under its own power?
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.
The stang is on a sweet ass trailer!! :
Don't let it's look fool you. It has some of the best tires and bearings available.
So Colin is that the whore 4.0!
The one on the trailer, yes.
that engine is a whore, shes been in so many rigs now, what a slut!
Towed my boat with it during the summers of 99 and 2000.
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!!)
The 2004 cool guy kit for me.
My new camping set up.
Taking this big load to the dump!
Section I still cannot get over how sexxy your X is. Overall just clean and very nicely done.