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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. KrustyXLT

      KrustyXLT New Member

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      Hey all,
      Other than my intro post, this'll be my first. I'm an Explorer Forum FNG, but I saw this thread and couldn't resist! I'm proud to say that I just returned from an awesome road trip to Missouri to pick up our brand new 20 foot custom-built utility trailer! My little guy was in charge of making sure the trailer lugnuts were tight at every stop. He did a fine job and those wheels stayed on the trailer 'til we were safe at home.
      Not only am I a forum newbie, but also a trailer-pulling virgin! :eek: Just over 162,000 miles on the ticker and she still pulls strong - thanks to all the sound maintenance advice of many fine people here on Explorer Forum!

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    3. willied

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      Nice! That's a beautiful trailer. Anything in particular you're using it for?
       
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      My dad and I have matching explorers. I tow the camper with mine
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      And I'm rolling with my weight distribution hitch

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    5. KrustyXLT

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      Thanks! Mainly using it to haul a '54 Chevy 210 around to various vendors for metalwork, paint, etc. Next trip is to Elmer, MO for metalwork - performed by a guy who worked with George Barris (RIP) on a few hot rod projects. For those unfamiliar with George Barris, he created the original Batmobile - a King among men!
       
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      That's awesome! Good luck with it!
       
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      just hauling some trash to my local transfer station here in RI...

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    8. LONO100

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      here's my trac towing my old boat: 17.5' galaxie v-hull
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      here's our trac pulling our brand new boat:
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      and of course carrying around my bikes and camping gear deep into the sierra mountains
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    9. willied

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      Ah, a fellow mountain biker. Nice!
       
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      yes sir! this is an old pic, i recently went 1 x 10 conversion on the chain ring. ill have to post a pic later. it took a little getting used to, but now i love it. so simple, less things to think about when riding and maintenance, and the weight loss has been nice.
       
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      I'm still on a three ring setup...haha. The simplicity of a one ring setup sounds nice.

      Anyway, don't want to steer this thread too off-topic. :p
       
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      This is the reason I bought my 2003 explorer Eddie Bauer. It's got the 4.6 and tow package. Currently at 177k miles.

      17 ft bass tracker pulls like it's not even there.
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      This was moving my mom 330 miles from Alabama to Kentucky. Recorded 8 miles per gallon loaded and 9 miles per gallon unloaded.[​IMG]
       
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      we were able to get some fishing in early yesterday morning. managed to land 13 stripers and a channel cat

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      Thanks it's a 1986.
       
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      Completely filled 5x8x5.5 trailer, with additional cargo in the rear and roof, I used to move from northwest MT to Houston, TX. Zero issues on the 2k+ mile trip spread over 3 days. My MPG sat around 12-13 for the whole trip, and temps never left the safe range. Not too bad for a 18 year old Explorer with 201k miles (204k now).
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      Here it is empty
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      We tow a 2016 Passport 195. 19.5' long and ~3700 lbs.
      WDH and plenty of power.
      As soon as I find out how to attach a image I'll show it off.
       
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      I hope to never use a tow dolly again. ST performed fine.
       
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      For some reason the picture isn't showing up for me.
       
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      I think I fixed it.

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      Mountaineer Green, what is the weight and length on that trailer? How does she tow and did you mod the Mounty for towing with helper springs transmission cooler or brake control modulator?
       

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