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another 3rd gen towing a little boat with camping gear.
 

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Vacation in Drumheller, AB, Canada

Just got back from a family vacation to Drumheller Alberta. It was the first trip with our trailer and truck. The Ex is a 2007EB with the 4.6L and tow package. The trailer is a 2007 Rockwood Roo 23' Hybrid with 3 fold outs. The Ex handled it beautifully. It has plenty of power to buck the prairie wind! It also pulled very strong through the badlands which has some steep grades to climb. The gas mileage was a little painful at about 8.5mpg but towing costs. It was about a 1000km round trip.


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I feel it matches quite well. I can definitely tell the boat is back there on hills but the explorer tows it really well!

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This was Snowball's 4th of July present- towing my boat down to Sugarloaf Lake in Portage. Sorry for how dirty she is. I usually keep her much cleaner. :D



 




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the only picture i have of the explorer towing something
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Cool pics everyone, I hope I dont have any issues towing my Mustang on a trailer with my 00 Explorer (5L)
 




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Here's my '96 pulling my Toy back when I first got it.
















J/K.... I only pulled it forward about 20ft so I could unload the truck. The jack on the trailer is actually diging into the ground. :D
 




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Here is what I tow with mine. The truck is dirty in both pics...BOOO..:(

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Here is what I tow with mine. The truck is dirty in both pics...BOOO..:(
nice pics
your truck looks to be sagging a bit with the boat but not the car trailer?

btw how does she tow with the car trailer? did you have brake controllers instsalled?
 




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nice pics
your truck looks to be sagging a bit with the boat but not the car trailer?

btw how does she tow with the car trailer? did you have brake controllers instsalled?
The car trailer has a weight distribution hitch. Those things are awesome. So there is really no tongue weight. I also put helper springs on the rear axle when I tow the Jeep. I do have a brake controller for the car trailer as well. It tows pretty good. Usually go around 70mph with it. I take it on long trips all the time. When it is windy its a little wiggly but I just slow down. Also, MPGS go down alot since you cannot tow in overdrive. BOOO.
The boat does not have brakes but its not to heavy. The brake controller is a must for towing something heavy. I have the V8 and I think it tows 6700 pounds.
 




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The car trailer has a weight distribution hitch. Those things are awesome. So there is really no tongue weight. I also put helper springs on the rear axle when I tow the Jeep. I do have a brake controller for the car trailer as well. It tows pretty good. Usually go around 70mph with it. I take it on long trips all the time. When it is windy its a little wiggly but I just slow down. Also, MPGS go down alot since you cannot tow in overdrive. BOOO.
The boat does not have brakes but its not to heavy. The brake controller is a must for towing something heavy. I have the V8 and I think it tows 6700 pounds.


Cool, I have a class III hitch and plan to tow my 04 Mustang on a full trailer next year, is the class III ok for doing this?
Im going to install a brake controller first aswell
thanks
 
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Might as Well

This is my X towing our Glastron Carson Jet boat with its tiny 455ci olds. I think the back of the boat weighs more then the trailer Haha.
 

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These are some great pics and background stories. I forgot I was even on here till I got my birthday greeting. Never got my Ex/BII but tow my Jeep Comanche trailer with my Cherokee.


Hope I don't get excommunicated now.
 




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wow thats the first time I have seen a trailer like that where you had to BUILD the frame!! LOL @ Jeep :)

Nice rig & setup!!
 




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Wha chew mean frame. I no need no stinkin frame. Jeep Cherokee's and Comanche's have sheet metal frames. The bed is removable though. I'm poor so if ya wanna donate me an Exploder I'll take it. Has to be mint, 3" lift 31's and 9" rear. I'm kidding about the donation but not the poor part.
 


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This one is probably my heaviest load towed. I estimate it to be about 7000lbs.

 




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