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Tow Rig Forum Towing, hauling, boats, campers, trailers etc... Trailer hitches, weight distribution, hitch ball, safety chains, tow bar and brake controllers. Discuss it all here!

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Old 08-10-2011, 05:09 PM   #181
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Here's my new trailer, it needs to be converted but I got her in a trade.

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Old 08-25-2011, 01:36 PM   #182
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Home made trailer, home made car:



Car is all black now:

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Old 08-25-2011, 02:48 PM   #183
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^^more info on the car!

Here's my trailer. It's a 1996 Jayco Eagle 10 popup camper. It tows pretty well- going up some mountains at 8,000+ feet, the SOHC motor feels a little asthmatic.




Just bought it this spring and have taken it on 5 camping trips this year so far. It's fun.




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Old 08-31-2011, 01:51 PM   #184
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Car is a '92 325i with "M" bumpers. Powered by a Chevrolet LS1 350ci engine and t-56 6 speed out of a '99 camaro. I drive the car almost every day, all the gauges and A/C are fully functional and it gets 25+ MPG!!! I have been 12.2@114 so far and I feel it still has an 11 second pass in it as the weather cools off.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:48 PM   #185
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CAN My trailer

Here's my trailer. Right I tow with my 2002 Escape XLT, while I wait for my 2012 Explorer!



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Old 04-30-2012, 11:00 AM   #186
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New Camper for the 2010 Sport Trac.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:07 PM   #187
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New Camper for the 2010 Sport Trac.
^^ Nice ST and camper, how many mpgs do you gain with it?! LOL How do you like the weight distribution bars? Did you add them yourself?




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Old 05-03-2012, 12:38 AM   #188
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Here's mine

2000 Jayco Eagle 12 UDST pop up camper. 3,000 lbs GVWR.

2TimingTom, Don't feel too bad, My Expedition with the 5.4 liter struggles above 8,000 feet. At 8,900 feet pulling a 10% grade I was floored going 35 mph. No horsepower at those elevations.


Pulling with the Expedition here.


Set up camping here.


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Old 05-03-2012, 11:38 AM   #189
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^^ Nice ST and camper, how many mpgs do you gain with it?! LOL How do you like the weight distribution bars? Did you add them yourself?
Thanks! lol, it dropped to about 11-13mpg, mostly city driving to bring it home.
Post 200mi trip - 10mpg; Mostly 65mph, no problem running up to 70mph.
RV center added the WD hitch, since the trailer is only 3k lbs, some say you don't need it, but it supposed to be a lot better with while on the highway. Its a pain to setup, once i get there if i have to move it i'll be using the std hitch.




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Old 05-16-2012, 11:48 PM   #190
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Here is my tow rig, thats my 03' Mach 1 on the trailer getting ready for some track time.

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Old 05-19-2012, 10:18 AM   #191
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Nice Both myself and Jdraper, one of our moderators also own '04 Mach 1s





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Old 05-19-2012, 10:04 PM   #192
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Yea your Mach is nice. I think I have seen you guys on the registry.




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Old 05-20-2012, 09:31 PM   #193
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2TimingTom, Don't feel too bad, My Expedition with the 5.4 liter struggles above 8,000 feet. At 8,900 feet pulling a 10% grade I was floored going 35 mph. No horsepower at those elevations.
I just got mine regeared and uh........ problem solved. Just took it out this weekend up near Pikes Peak and had no issues. It still works hard, but the speedo needle can go upward with the elevation now.

3.55 to 4.56. Not exactly cheap ($850 installed), but it made a world of difference.

And nice Jayco. Before I read the description I recognized it as a Jayco.

We were talking this weekend about maybe upgrading to some kind of travel traveler.




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Old 06-04-2012, 08:44 PM   #194
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Our 16' 1963 (Model 16S) Yellowstone and the 95 Quest we used to tow it with. The Quest got totaled a few years ago and I have been without a tow vehicle until last Friday when I picked up my 1999 Explorer.

Believe it or not, we towed the trailer with the Quest (carefully) for many years with regular hitch and no brakes. Then we finally got a proper 7 way connection on the trailer and van and had P3 brake control installed in the Quest along with a weight distributing hitch. We then took a trip out to MI for the annual Tin Can Tourist Vintage RV Rally.

After the Quest was totaled, I salvaged the P3 and will have it installed in the Explorer. Too bad the 1999 Explorer is not pre-harnessed for the brake controller.

I'm sure towing the Yellowstone with a 5.0 L V8 Explorer will be cake compared to the V6 FWD Quest.





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Old 06-17-2012, 11:08 PM   #195
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It's been up here before, but she's gotten new marker lights









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Old 06-18-2012, 02:51 AM   #196
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That sir looks damn fine. Complete the look down the rear tailgate and that Is one damn good looking light set up there. I would love to see some full top to bottom LED brake lights. Expensive as hell but they look the part.




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Old 06-25-2012, 08:58 PM   #197
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My exploder towing my boat. It's a 22' wellcraft cuddy. I think it weighs about 5000lbs. I need to weigh it to be sure though.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:08 PM   #198
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That sir looks damn fine. Complete the look down the rear tailgate and that Is one damn good looking light set up there. I would love to see some full top to bottom LED brake lights. Expensive as hell but they look the part.
I would like to do that but the LED strips are about as bright as brake lights. So I don't want to cause confusion and/or get pulled over. Thanks for the compliment too!




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Old 07-29-2012, 05:46 PM   #199
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Me towing my 93 escort.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:59 PM   #200
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my atv trx450r. my friend's kx250r 2stroke


i borrow my dad's atv. i went hunting last year.
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