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Need help with towing on 04' sport trac

Discussion in '2001-2005 Explorer Sport Trac' started by jvanpay, July 6, 2011.

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    1. jvanpay

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      I am going to borrow my buddies 89' popup camper and was wondering if I can pull it with my ball on my bumper. I haven't had a chance to get a mount on one yet and will eventually but want to take it this weekend. Not sure of the exact tongue weight on the camper but I have the tow package on our truck. I would appreciate any thoughts. My manual said a max tongue weight of 350 lbs I believe. Thanks for the help
       
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      Bumper ball is good for 3500 lb. I think. A popup should be fine.
       
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      You'll need to find out the weight of the trailer empty and don't forget to add the weight for supplies to that total. Older trailers are heavier.
       
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      the trailer is 2100 lbs. and I believe it has a maximum 300 lb. tongue weight.
       
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      Then you're good for 1400 lbs. of beer.
       

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