• Register Today It's free! This box and some ads will disappear once registered!

^^Searches ExplorerForum.com^^

Motorcycle Towing w/ Step Bumper?


JustSomeDude

New Member
Joined
May 16, 2007
Messages
8
Reaction score
0
City, State
Denver, CO
Year, Model & Trim Level
1996 Explorer Sport
I'm heading out for a track day in July and want to make sure I'm squared away with my towing setup. I have a 1996 2DR 4WD Explorer, with no factory tow package. Haven't yet checked for the harness at the driver taillight, but I'll deal with that one tomorrow.

As of right now - I'm trying to determine if I need a frame hitch or not. My bike's wet weight is about 450lbs., and the trailer I intend to use is this bad daddy....

http://www.uhaul.com/guide/index.aspx?equipment=towing-motorcycle

Will the step bumper with a 2" ball be OK for the 400 mile round trip to the track and back? Terrain is mostly flat for my drive. I'm in Denver, but the track I'm going to is south on I-25, which is still in the plains. I'd appreciate any thoughts/advice on this matter. Thanks!

:)
 




Maniak

Moderator-Stock 91-94
Staff member
Moderator
Elite Explorer
Joined
February 9, 1999
Messages
12,117
Reaction score
94
City, State
Vail, Arizona
Year, Model & Trim Level
1992 XLT 4x4
Last I heard, Uhaul won't let you pick up the trailer if you bring an Explorer. Navajo and Mountaineer are ok though.. Its just the Explorer badged vehicles they won't rent to.

~Mark
 




Gatorblazer

Active Member
Joined
March 8, 2006
Messages
794
Reaction score
0
City, State
Moody, AL
Year, Model & Trim Level
02 Explorer, 09 Mazda 5
nope, no go with uhaul. But yes you could tow it if you could rent it. Try another rental co.
 




Phager

Active Member
Joined
January 29, 2007
Messages
161
Reaction score
0
City, State
Corvallis, OR
Year, Model & Trim Level
1991 XL
Yeah, you can tow it. However depending on how high your rig sits, it's very likely the the trailer won't ride level. This could lead to some trailer sway. With only ~1000 pounds it might not be a big deal, but definitely something to be aware of.

Pat
 




Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
A Towing Motorcycle Cross Country Tow Rig Forum 4
S Those hitch mounted motorcycle haulers. Tow Rig Forum 0
C Towing: 2019 V6 (Limited) or 2019 Ecoboost V6 (Sport)? Tow Rig Forum 12
I Towing Mirrors for 2015 Explorer? Tow Rig Forum 0
traveler Towing Jargon Tow Rig Forum 1
2 Anybody towing a long trailer? Tow Rig Forum 1
N 2012 Police AWD 3.7 or a 2003 Sport Trac for towing Tow Rig Forum 11
M 2010 Explorer 4.0 v6 towing capacity? 5205lb? Tow Rig Forum 6
A Towing with a 2004 V8. Am I doing this right? Tow Rig Forum 15
D Towing a vehicle - 2015 with factory class III Hitch Tow Rig Forum 10
J 2018 Explorer Sport - Towing a Travel Trailer Tow Rig Forum 47
R Newbie Question: Towing a Popup Camper Tow Rig Forum 33
O Newbie question | RV Trailer towing Tow Rig Forum 2
C Towing Camper w/ Explorer Sport V6 AWD Tow Rig Forum 19
T 2017 reverse sensor when towing Tow Rig Forum 5
L Towing with an 04 Sport trac Tow Rig Forum 1
K Towing Limit.... Tow Rig Forum 16
4 Towing issues with lowered 5th gen Explorer? Tow Rig Forum 3
J Towing Trailer Length for an '07 Explorer Tow Rig Forum 4
B 4th Gen Towing upgrad parts help Tow Rig Forum 11
E 2014/2015 Towing Capacity Tow Rig Forum 2
P 2008 Explorer Class 2 towing HEIGHT problem Tow Rig Forum 3
L Dealer Installed Class III Towing package Tow Rig Forum 1
SavaX beefing up rear suspension for towing Tow Rig Forum 4
K Towing with a 2006 XLT 4.0L Tow Rig Forum 15
L 2014 Explorer Sport and Boat Towing Tow Rig Forum 5
V Towing tagalong camperv Tow Rig Forum 2
E '03 Explorer - first time towing! Tow Rig Forum 3
B 2007 Mountaineer towing travel trailer Tow Rig Forum 13
B Towing a Bronco II Tow Rig Forum 7
R V6 STA isn't so bad at towing after all Tow Rig Forum 1
M towing lights Tow Rig Forum 1
S Towing a 2011 Ranger Sport 2 wheel drive Tow Rig Forum 0
C 2015 Explorer towing Tow Rig Forum 3
C increase towing capacity Tow Rig Forum 10
C Towing capacity with larger tires? Tow Rig Forum 2
L Towing into Yellowstone Tow Rig Forum 1
M Camp trailer weight towing question! Tow Rig Forum 7
U 2009 Explorer suspension upgrade for towing? Tow Rig Forum 8
X Towing with 2011 5 th generation Explorer Tow Rig Forum 15
O Towing a Firebird with 97 XLT 5.0 AWD -- looking for advice Tow Rig Forum 10
B heating up while towing? Tow Rig Forum 7
I towing pop-up camper and bikes Tow Rig Forum 3
B Towing Help please Tow Rig Forum 2
C Downsized from Expedition worried about towing Tow Rig Forum 7
N Towing for dummies and alternatives to Uhaul trailers? Tow Rig Forum 4
T Official Ford Towing Guides Tow Rig Forum 0
B Towing...right on the line Tow Rig Forum 3
M towing capacity upgrades? Tow Rig Forum 0
M towing capacity upgrades? Tow Rig Forum 1
Similar threads


















































Top