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

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  1. ld50

    ld50 Oh, the money you`ll blow Elite Explorer

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    naw it`s perfectly level with our f-150 now, I just need a different drop hitch, There`s only a couple places I take it with the Ex that are close to home anyway.
     
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  3. MountaineerGreen

    MountaineerGreen Towing Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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    Moved this today...... one block, I didn't even hook up the safety chains. It is huge!
     

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    Hah, I wonder why you need to replace your rear springs:scratch:
     
  5. MountaineerGreen

    MountaineerGreen Towing Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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    Stuff like that may have something to do with it :D

    But, that's what its for and as long as I don't break stuff, its all OK with me.
     
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    well I do the same stuff, It's just that I cheat and use air shocks to pump up an save the leafs. I would guess that trailer unloaded would go close to 5000 with 600 or more on the tounge requiring load leveling bars.

    so that begs the questions was it loaded or unloaded. :D
     
  7. MountaineerGreen

    MountaineerGreen Towing Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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    Well, it wasn't completely loaded, but wasn't empty either. It had two huge gas generators, two big ovens, 12 industrial rice cookers, 2 huge gas pressure washers, some built in plumbing and wiring and other stuff. The trailer empty weighs a lot because its made to carry a bunch of weight. Its our community's disaster relief emergency kitchen. Once complete, it can serve 10,000 meals a day.
     
  8. FROADER

    FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Trckmagik Ole Bag Moderator Emeritus

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    Do tell :scratch:
     
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    Basically carlover sheared both ball joints on the knuckle .. which then bent the tie rods. This all happened on the last day of Thaven on their way to breakfast :D
     
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    FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    ...and the van probably would have got stuck getting it out of there. So another reason I need to do the 4wd swap on the van. :thumbsup:
     
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    LOL oh and dont forget the run-away (empty) trailer!

    Due to complications, we ended up using a 2" ball on a 2-5/16" trailer and halfway between camp and the entrance to the wash-outs (to retrieve carlover's Explorer), the trailer broke loose from the ball. And obviously we didn't hook up the safety chains so it was free going off on its own direction. Very funny :D
     
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    Now that would make a great video :thumbsup:
     
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    FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I don't know what you're talking about...:shifty_ey
















    :D
     
  15. Kris Guilbeaux

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    My Mounty towing. And realizing I need air bags after I installed my lift.. :(


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  16. 410Fortune

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    ooooh thats a pretty red ex

    Colin always use the safety chains....mmm k? Then the tonque of the trailer can bash into your hatch over and over
     
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  17. Kris Guilbeaux

    Kris Guilbeaux Elite Demon Secretary Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    It looks much better then when I bought it thats for sure..
     
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    I dont think I have never seen a purely red X -- that looks awesome.

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    No place to hook them to on the explorer. It was more funny than a problem. I think I was going ~10mph.
     
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    Prob Cause this is a Color change.. this one was a maroon two tone Eddie bauer.

     
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    As embarrassing as it sounds, this has happend to me before....only it was using a 1 7/8 ball (got it free, and never checked the size) with a 2" trailer.
     

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