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

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    1. RAF

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      nice pics
      your truck looks to be sagging a bit with the boat but not the car trailer?

      btw how does she tow with the car trailer? did you have brake controllers instsalled?
       
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      The car trailer has a weight distribution hitch. Those things are awesome. So there is really no tongue weight. I also put helper springs on the rear axle when I tow the Jeep. I do have a brake controller for the car trailer as well. It tows pretty good. Usually go around 70mph with it. I take it on long trips all the time. When it is windy its a little wiggly but I just slow down. Also, MPGS go down alot since you cannot tow in overdrive. BOOO.
      The boat does not have brakes but its not to heavy. The brake controller is a must for towing something heavy. I have the V8 and I think it tows 6700 pounds.
       
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      Cool, I have a class III hitch and plan to tow my 04 Mustang on a full trailer next year, is the class III ok for doing this?
      Im going to install a brake controller first aswell
      thanks
       
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      Might as Well

      This is my X towing our Glastron Carson Jet boat with its tiny 455ci olds. I think the back of the boat weighs more then the trailer Haha.
       

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      These are some great pics and background stories. I forgot I was even on here till I got my birthday greeting. Never got my Ex/BII but tow my Jeep Comanche trailer with my Cherokee.[​IMG]

      Hope I don't get excommunicated now.
       
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      It's ok, we all know that jeeps just wanna be explorers when they grow up :p:
       
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      wow thats the first time I have seen a trailer like that where you had to BUILD the frame!! LOL @ Jeep :)

      Nice rig & setup!!
       
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      Wha chew mean frame. I no need no stinkin frame. Jeep Cherokee's and Comanche's have sheet metal frames. The bed is removable though. I'm poor so if ya wanna donate me an Exploder I'll take it. Has to be mint, 3" lift 31's and 9" rear. I'm kidding about the donation but not the poor part.
       
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      This one is probably my heaviest load towed. I estimate it to be about 7000lbs.

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      How heavy is the F ? Looks like it does'nt have a mtr. What's the trailer weigh ?
       
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      I estimate the F-100 at around 5000lbs and the trailer about 2000lbs. Yes, the 79 F-100 4x4 still had the motor in there. I think the radiator was removed because I had used it in the wrecked 96 Bronco I had for a few months.
       
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      Ok, I dug through the old pics. Found this one from before U-Suck stopped renting trailers to Explorer owners. :D

      Thanks goodness I only towed this heavy of a load once with the Sport Trac. The V6/Auto was not built to handle these loads. My Limited has the 5.0L v8 with 4.10 gears, an extra transmission cooler, and secondary external tranmission oil filter.

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      Yea that's funny how they wont rent you a trailer now depending onyour tow rig. In the days before law suits they would let you tow a Sherman tank with a VW.
       
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      you just need to change your name plate from Ford to Mercury and you're golden...
       
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      Pulling my old civic on my home made car trailer. It has air ride sleeved helper springs on it @20psi

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      And another pic pulling my BMW I just bought to do a LS1 swap in, not a great pic.
       
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      Well this is when i first bought it and all it had done was that BW4406 TC swap and well as you can see as usual a ford rescuing a jeep....lolol
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      Pulling a Scion TC with a down motor or oil pump....
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      Hey SploderXLT nice job on the trailer. Looks real pro made. Hook up the Honda and tow the X to save gas LOL. ed060784 did you rescue the Jeep from the mud ? Kidding , Jeep looks heavy though .
       
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      couldn't do it then but now i do rescue a lot of the jeeps from the club :D but dude the trailer alone was i think like 1700lbs and that jeep had 40in boggers with Dana 60 front and rear and like 2 coolers full with beer hahahaha... i think that jeep was like 7000lbs so that's like 8500 - 8700lbs being towed + me, my wife, my buddy his friend and his son in the truck....i actually bent down a lil bit my towing hitch after that whole ordeal..... to tell truth the truck had the power to move but i mean if u pass 50mph that thing was all over like a roller-coaster...lolol it was fun though
       
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      DUI's are no fun so next time have the kiddies drink the beer to lighten the load.
       
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      Here's my Explorer making use of itself, hauling some dirt from the neighbor's house. The trailer sure does look low in the rear. :eek:

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      15ft. x 30ft. garage on a 16ft. heavy duty tandem car trailer lol

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      Wow! How does it do towing that monster?
       
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      In all honesty it wasn't that bad. I was very surprised it went as well as it did especially considering I backed it down my one lane subdivision 100 yards with only a buddy guiding me and into my uphill driveway ;)
       

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