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Old 04-16-2012, 09:02 AM   #11
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" the explorer towed it easily ( in calm weather) "
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Indeed. I could pull a fifty foot trailer "in calm weather", but would I?
point taken. thanks
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:18 AM   #12
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pulling over in a safe place

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Encountered strong gusting winds
which really had me nervous on the way back
most all of us a towing
know the feeling
and it never feels good
but
all usually turns out well
there is a spot on Interstate 8 near by
where rigs do blow over occasionally
but
the Highway Patrol closes
when conditions are dangerous
for big rigs and RV's
have seen side winds that almost stopped me
takes more than we think to flip
but
pulling over in a safe place
is always better than
turning oven in an unsafe place

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Old 04-16-2012, 09:25 AM   #13
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I used to pull a 27' trailer that weighed about 5200# with an '08 Explorer with the tow package. As you mentioned the vehicle is more than rated to pull that sized trailer unlike all these people pulling 5'ers with Tundra's. I use a 10k Equal-i-zer hitch. I can remember coming back from Virginia Beach a couple of years ago. There were some nasty cross winds. I had no trailer sway but it certainly push the vehicle and trailer sideways. My guess is you would enjoy trailering a lot more with a better hitch.
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