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How heavy is the F ? Looks like it does'nt have a mtr. What's the trailer weigh ?
 


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How heavy is the F ? Looks like it does'nt have a mtr. What's the trailer weigh ?
I estimate the F-100 at around 5000lbs and the trailer about 2000lbs. Yes, the 79 F-100 4x4 still had the motor in there. I think the radiator was removed because I had used it in the wrecked 96 Bronco I had for a few months.
 




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Ok, I dug through the old pics. Found this one from before U-Suck stopped renting trailers to Explorer owners. :D

Thanks goodness I only towed this heavy of a load once with the Sport Trac. The V6/Auto was not built to handle these loads. My Limited has the 5.0L v8 with 4.10 gears, an extra transmission cooler, and secondary external tranmission oil filter.

 




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Yea that's funny how they wont rent you a trailer now depending onyour tow rig. In the days before law suits they would let you tow a Sherman tank with a VW.
 




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Pulling my old civic on my home made car trailer. It has air ride sleeved helper springs on it @20psi

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And another pic pulling my BMW I just bought to do a LS1 swap in, not a great pic.
 




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Well this is when i first bought it and all it had done was that BW4406 TC swap and well as you can see as usual a ford rescuing a jeep....lolol
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Hey SploderXLT nice job on the trailer. Looks real pro made. Hook up the Honda and tow the X to save gas LOL. ed060784 did you rescue the Jeep from the mud ? Kidding , Jeep looks heavy though .
 




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Hey SploderXLT nice job on the trailer. Looks real pro made. Hook up the Honda and tow the X to save gas LOL. ed060784 did you rescue the Jeep from the mud ? Kidding , Jeep looks heavy though .
couldn't do it then but now i do rescue a lot of the jeeps from the club :D but dude the trailer alone was i think like 1700lbs and that jeep had 40in boggers with Dana 60 front and rear and like 2 coolers full with beer hahahaha... i think that jeep was like 7000lbs so that's like 8500 - 8700lbs being towed + me, my wife, my buddy his friend and his son in the truck....i actually bent down a lil bit my towing hitch after that whole ordeal..... to tell truth the truck had the power to move but i mean if u pass 50mph that thing was all over like a roller-coaster...lolol it was fun though
 




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DUI's are no fun so next time have the kiddies drink the beer to lighten the load.
 




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Here's my Explorer making use of itself, hauling some dirt from the neighbor's house. The trailer sure does look low in the rear. :eek:

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15ft. x 30ft. garage on a 16ft. heavy duty tandem car trailer lol

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Wow! How does it do towing that monster?
 




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In all honesty it wasn't that bad. I was very surprised it went as well as it did especially considering I backed it down my one lane subdivision 100 yards with only a buddy guiding me and into my uphill driveway ;)
 




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Holy crap! Must have been sweating that whole ride.
 




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LOL yeah I was afraid I was going to be dealing with a 15x30ft upside down chunk of sheet metal blocking the road
 




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Here's what I pull with my Explorer....

 




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