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    Class 2 hitch receiver height problem

    I can't imagine I'm the only person with this problem My class 2 receiver height is 21", my trailer coupler is 12" high. NOBODY offers a 1 1/4" hitch ball mount with a drop of more than 6 inches. E-trailer rep said 3 inches off level is okay, but that leaves the camper's back end 6-7 inches...
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    2010 Explorer 4.0 v6 towing capacity? 5205lb?

    Hi all, We are looking to get a new family vehicle and the wife has fallen in love with a clean Explorer at a dealership. The issue I have currently is this is going to be replacing our 98 Dodge Ram and I have used that truck for a lot of truck duties. Hauling material to build a shed, hauling...
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    Female body clips for 2011+? hitch cover panels - FOUND.

    My wife backed our 2013 Explorer Sport right into my F-150 and in doing so popped the rear hitch cover off. When I tried to put it back on, I realized one of the female clips on the body had broken. These aren't the male pins on the hitch cover - these are the clips that the male pieces lock...
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    Front Hitch Curt 31500

    Hey guys, new member but a long time visitor. I am currently building my Explorer Sport and I'm looking for the older Curt front hitch. I dont like how the new hitch comes out to low beneath the bumper. I like how to 31500 comes out in the bumper opening. I am wondering if anyone has one they...
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    Removing powered 3rd row seats

    I have an 06 LTD with powered 3rd row seats. I am thinking of removing them to save weight over the rear axle. I need to put about 500lb tongue weight on the tow hitch for a boat. 500lb is my limit without using a weight-distribution hitch, but my trailer is not compatible with WD hitches. So I...
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    D Shackles...where to put them?

    Hello everybody, long time lurker here first time poster, so pardon me if I post this thread in the wrong forum area. Anyways, I've recently been considering removing my trailer hitch (class ii that I don't use for anything anyway) and installing some D-ring shackles inside of the holes in the...
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    2016 / 2017 Explorer - hitch cover removal

    I have looked through the manual and googled but can not find how to remove the hitch cover on a 2016 explorer. Seems it was left out of the manual. If someone knows and can post he instructions or point me to them that would be appreciated. Thanks Frank
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    Haynes Off-Road Hitch Lights

    The Haynes Off-Road Hitch Light is a plug and play system that is easy to install and creates safety in dusty and blizzard conditions by creating high visibility in those "lead and follow" situations. Built in Illinois, these quality lights are made to order and come with a three mode option...
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    Hitch ?

    Whats up guys I need to buy a load balancing hitch to pull a jeep... but I wanted a pretty decent class 3 one... the only thing is I don't know where to buy or the exact size brand etc. Can you guys give me some direction on this as I would also want to try and buy it while some good sales are...
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    Towing without towing package

    I have a 2013 Explorer Limited without the towing package. I am planning on getting a boat & trailer with a gross weight of around 3,000lbs. I know that just putting a Class III hitch on my Explorer will not give me the 5k towing ability, it is still limited to the 2k. The questions is that...
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    Front Trailer Hitch

    I am looking for a receiver hitch that can mount to the frame in the front of my explorer. It is a 1996 Eddie Bauer w/ 5.0L V8. The lower plastic piece of the bumper has been removed so that it wont be in the way. I have read a few threads and people seem to have installed them but I am worried...
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    New Ex Owner - Trailer Towing

    Hello all. I am happy to have found this forum, only wish it happened before I bought. My wife and I are the proud owner of a 13 XLT. An option it lacks from its build sheet is the 52T towing package (and some other minor items). When we bought it (preowned) from the ford dealer I was very...
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    Questions about Towing Capabilities of Stock Mounty

    Alright, here is my situation. I have stock '05 Mounty V6 with the tow package. It has a Class II hitch. I have towed with it before, but nothing over a uhaul trailer loaded with a one bedroom apartment. My wife and I were asked to tow a '73 Mustang project car complete with rebuilt engine...
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    Reciever hitch/ aftermarket fog lamps question

    I just bought a 2002 project explorer. It is the V6 XLT, and came with basically the base trim package for the exterior, and the completely pointless 1" receiver with 4-prong plug. My first question is... what does it entail upgrading to a factory 2" receiver with the bigger plug? Does the...
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    Question... Does the 1998 Mountaineer need a tow hitch

    Hello All, This is my first post, so I apologize in advance if I duplicate a question that has been previously asked. I recently bought a 1998 Mountaineer. I need to tow a Uhaul trailer (5'x8'). I see the port/hole for the tow ball but I am not sure if I need to buy a tow hitch or if...
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    Travel Trailer Wiring on 2005 Sport Trac

    I've got a 2005 4x4 Sport Trac that I need to have the 8 pin connector for wiring my travel trailer (w/brakes). What I've found so far is a 4 pin connector located under the bumper a little on the drivers side. I've looked around the forum and saw some notes that there MAY be an 8 pin...
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    Did NOT get Factory Tow Package, Now What?

    We found a 2011 gently used! However, it did not have the towing package. I'd like to add a class 3 hitch for 5000 lb capacity and 7-wire harness. I'd love to make this look as factory as possible. Anyone been there, done that? How'd it go? What was used? Did you mod the rear...
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    Need trailer wiring help

    OK, no pictures yet - I'll get those later and edit this post. Ordered a Curt trailer hitch thru Amazon. $123 and signed up for the free trial of Amazon Prime, so got free 2nd day shipping. Arrived on time, had the hardware and install instructions. Let the exhaust cool down (at a friend's...
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    Curt Trailer Hitch/receiver

    OK, no pictures yet - I'll get those later today and edit this post. Ordered a Curt trailer hitch thru Amazon. $123 and signed up for the free trial of Amazon Prime, so got free 2nd day shipping. Arrived on time, had the hardware and install instructions. Let the exhaust cool down (at a...
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    Rear View Camera and Trailer Hitch

    I LOVE IT!!!!! I backed it up, nudged the hitch with the ball, put the Explorer in park, hit the brake, shut it off, walked around back, gave the trailer a shove and dropped it right on the ball. That easy, that fast. Incredible!!!! What is especially cool is that the dashed line...
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    Class III bolt on hitch for 2011

    Hi All, I found an after market bolt on class III hitch for the 2011 explorer. Just ordered mine today. As of now I only plan on using it for my bike rack, but a wave runner may be in the future. I will let you know how it works...
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    My '97 Mountaineer

    I bought my '97 Mountaineer the summer of 2010 for only $999 (+tax). Milage at 158,000. I bought it from the same dealership that originally sold it to the first and only owner. It came with Power windows, and LEATHER SEATS (2 front power seats,) sunroof, 6 disc CD changer, nearly new (nitrogen)...
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    Step Bumper Hitch Box?

    '04 Ranger XL 2wd - I have a lightweight motorcycle trailer (less than 1000lbs w/bike) that I towed w/an earlier vehicle. The Ranger has a step bumper tow pkg w/ball, but this tows the trailer w/ the 'nose' too high. I have found a CURT 19030 hitch box that would appear to allow me to drop...
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    my spring break.

    so i decided to go see my master welder grandpa for a few days over spring break and i wanna show off some handywork. gettin ready to replace the reese hitch. done! project 2: RA bushings done! after a little bit of wobbled hole restoration...... WOOT! no more clunk we...
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    Recommendation for Receiver/Hitch for 2001 Explorer Sport (4WD)

    I'm looking for a receiver/hitch for my 2001 Ford Explorer Sport (4WD)... I can't seem to find any comprehensive reviews/comparisons on the web so if anyone knows of a good website I'd appreciate any referrals as well. As far as I can tell at the present moment I would like to get a 2" Class...
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