Discussion in 'Tow Rig Forum' started by MountaineerGreen, January 22, 2007.
Holy crap! Must have been sweating that whole ride.
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LOL yeah I was afraid I was going to be dealing with a 15x30ft upside down chunk of sheet metal blocking the road
Here's what I pull with my Explorer....
my bass boat, 18 foot Champion with a 150 Yamaha,,
Of course one could argue that my Explorer doesn't look like this anymore (and it doesn't):
ha ha m m how about a load in an Explorer,,
that is an almost 500 lb 150 hp Yamaha outboard in the back seat,,
Awesome rigs, guys!
Sweet Mustang, JDraper, and that's the first 5th gen I've seen towing anything in real life or in pictures, it's good to see it.
Taking a quick Home Depot run to buy some 16 foot boards.
What i tow, to scared to tow our horse trailer. She loves the flatbed, does 65-70 easily even loaded down with fence panels, wood and tposts
2002 Sport Trac, 6x12 trailer with a 600 lb atv inside. Almost all my towing of this trailer will be local, although I did pull it 250 miles on the highway when I went after the atv. The ST handled it fine.
I just bought a 5x8 utility trailer to replace my homebuilt 4x8 trailer. I intend to hook up this combo, my son's '97 Mountaineer, which we just bought, to the 5x8, and my '94 Explorer to what's left of the 4x8 trailer and post a pic of all of them together.
Nick - what size is that camper? Length, weight, tongue weight?
Here the full specs, this is a 2006 Shamrock 23B, the same as the actual Jayco Jayfeather X23B:
Unloaded Vehicle Weight (lbs) 3,925
Dry Hitch Weight (lbs) 410
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (lbs) 4,950
Cargo Carrying Capacity (lbs) 1,025
Exterior Length 24' 5"
Exterior Width 96"
Exterior Height w/ A/C 120"
Interior Height 78"
Front Bunk 60 x 78
Rear Bunk 60 x 78
J-Steel Convertible Sofa 42 x 72
Wheel Base 187-1/8"
Fresh Water Capacity (gals) includes water heater 28.5
Gray Waste Water Capacity (gals) 29.5
Black Waste Water Capacity (gals) 22.5
The Forest River Shamrock 23B is not manifatured anymore
Hopefully it's not too late to get in on this thread
Here's my 1991 moving around an extremely heavy 80's truck box that used to be a crew transporter for the Idaho Correctional Institute for their fire crew. It's all steel and insulated with over 1" thick plywood for flooring. I wouldn't dare tow this on the road with my Explorer but with the transfer case in low, it did a fantastic job of moving it around the property to get it into position. In a little while, I'm actually returning the trailer empty back to it's owner, should be a breeze but interesting since I haven't towed anything this long before. The trailer measures in at just under 22 feet.
This is the trailer that I more usually tow. It's an old M101A1 military trailer from the late 60's. 1500 lbs dry with an underrated capacity of 2.25 tons. It's a nice size to match the Explorer but I'd like to get a frame mounted hitch before I really load the trailer up.
Moving my camper around the yard
Flat towing the stupid Jeep around when I still had the Jeep. It handled those duties very well. 31's on the Merc and Locked out of OD meant I could comfortably tow at 65 mph (2500 rpms). TJ ran across the scales at 4k lbs trail ready:
.We use ours for light and heavy duty towing. It's a 1997 2 door sport 4x4 automatic. We have towed 3/4 a pallet of bricks, boats, and flatbed trailers.
My 1997 Mercury Mountaineer the day after I bought her, towing a 2003 Chevrolet Impala that my brother (pictured) just overheated and blew the head gasket out of.
It actually pulled it like a dream surprisingly, other than the bulldogging in the rear.
Pulling our new camper home the day we got it.
Got the job done. Locked out OD, kept it 65 or below. Getting a sway control bar soon.
Here is Captain America dragging my Galaxie frame to the sand blaster. I originally towed the whole car out of a junk yard with my Explorer, but didn't get a picture. On flat highway with the throttle pinned I topped out at 55! It was a lot of car to be hauling with the Explorer.... The frame was much more manageable
What year Galaxie? I really miss my 63.5...
Hey Froader, it is a 1967. I actually have a build thread for it here on the forum Lol!
Used an Acme EZE Tow Dolly. Ran smooth. Handled potholes good. @%#$