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Would love to know what People are towing! We are looking for a Toy Hauler RV that will fit within the towing specs of our 2011. You would think it would be easy but either the ones we like are OUTRAGOUSLY Priced or Look like a glorified utility trailer. I have seen someone pulling what looked to be a 30ft Travel Trailer, Which was WAY Beyond the Capabilities of the explorer, But the guy said he was doing fine with it and had came up to Indiana from Nashville,TN.
I finally had a chance to tow with the Explorer this weekend. Overall I was impressed, the truck never felt like it was struggling to start or stop. It did seem to get "squirmy" at times above 65mph, although not a constant thing. I'd say trailer weighed in @4k or so.
I was so pumped when I read the 3.5L Ecoboost was coming in the Explorer, then I saw the 5K tow rating. Come on Ford, my cousins 2008 Explorer 4.6L with 292 hp has a Tow rating of 7310lbs and pulls his 24' haulmark no problem. Guess I have to keep waiting for an Ecoboost Expedition for the wife's next daily driver.
Anyone want to throw a 7500lb trailer on theirs and let me know how it goes? Lol
__________________ 2005 Excursion PSD
ARP studs, RCD egr delete, IDP SCT tunes, 4" exhaust, airaid intake, coolant filter, V/B code swap, Rancho RS9000 shocks, 2008 F250SD 20" wheels, Kenwood Excelon, Prodigy brake controller, 55watt HID headlights and fogs, recon led side markers
Often pulling a XLR 27HFS and ATV's
It's built on a Taurus platform, no way in hell I'd throw anymore than 5k behind the Explorer. The one thing I did notice was the heat/smell coming from the exhaust. Seemed a bit excessive to me, we were considering using it on our first trip up north(6hr ride). It's a huge upgrade in comfort over my F350, I'm not sure though.
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