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KrustyXLT

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Hey all,
Other than my intro post, this'll be my first. I'm an Explorer Forum FNG, but I saw this thread and couldn't resist! I'm proud to say that I just returned from an awesome road trip to Missouri to pick up our brand new 20 foot custom-built utility trailer! My little guy was in charge of making sure the trailer lugnuts were tight at every stop. He did a fine job and those wheels stayed on the trailer 'til we were safe at home.
Not only am I a forum newbie, but also a trailer-pulling virgin! :eek: Just over 162,000 miles on the ticker and she still pulls strong - thanks to all the sound maintenance advice of many fine people here on Explorer Forum!

 


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Nice! That's a beautiful trailer. Anything in particular you're using it for?
 




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My dad and I have matching explorers. I tow the camper with mine
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And I'm rolling with my weight distribution hitch

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KrustyXLT

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Nice! That's a beautiful trailer. Anything in particular you're using it for?
Thanks! Mainly using it to haul a '54 Chevy 210 around to various vendors for metalwork, paint, etc. Next trip is to Elmer, MO for metalwork - performed by a guy who worked with George Barris (RIP) on a few hot rod projects. For those unfamiliar with George Barris, he created the original Batmobile - a King among men!
 




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That's awesome! Good luck with it!
 




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just hauling some trash to my local transfer station here in RI...

 




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here's my trac towing my old boat: 17.5' galaxie v-hull
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here's our trac pulling our brand new boat:
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and of course carrying around my bikes and camping gear deep into the sierra mountains
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Ah, a fellow mountain biker. Nice!
 




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yes sir! this is an old pic, i recently went 1 x 10 conversion on the chain ring. ill have to post a pic later. it took a little getting used to, but now i love it. so simple, less things to think about when riding and maintenance, and the weight loss has been nice.
 




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I'm still on a three ring setup...haha. The simplicity of a one ring setup sounds nice.

Anyway, don't want to steer this thread too off-topic. :p
 




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This is the reason I bought my 2003 explorer Eddie Bauer. It's got the 4.6 and tow package. Currently at 177k miles.

17 ft bass tracker pulls like it's not even there.
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This was moving my mom 330 miles from Alabama to Kentucky. Recorded 8 miles per gallon loaded and 9 miles per gallon unloaded.
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we were able to get some fishing in early yesterday morning. managed to land 13 stripers and a channel cat

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Completely filled 5x8x5.5 trailer, with additional cargo in the rear and roof, I used to move from northwest MT to Houston, TX. Zero issues on the 2k+ mile trip spread over 3 days. My MPG sat around 12-13 for the whole trip, and temps never left the safe range. Not too bad for a 18 year old Explorer with 201k miles (204k now).


Here it is empty
 




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We tow a 2016 Passport 195. 19.5' long and ~3700 lbs.
WDH and plenty of power.
As soon as I find out how to attach a image I'll show it off.
 




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I hope to never use a tow dolly again. ST performed fine.
 
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I think I fixed it.

 
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