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Old 07-29-2013, 01:34 PM   #21
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I tow with a 2013 Ford Escape with the 2 liter turbo. It is rated for 3500 pounds. My Rockwood tows like a breeze. No sway or problems with side winds. We love the camper. I have towed it over 1000 miles with no problems or concerns. Welcome to the forum.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:52 PM   #22
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I've used a WDH with my Tundra to help make the ride more comfortable because Tundra's have a bouncy rear suspension to give them a comfortable city ride. If you axle weights are OK, then there is no requirement for a WDH. Right now I do not intend on putting a sway bar on the Aframe. Compared to other campers I've towed, it has about a foot of extra length between the hitch ball and the axle that makes it very nicely behaved. The loading area of the Aframe is almost all in front of the axle, making it difficult to negatively affect the balance of the trailer by loading coolers an other heavy items inside. About the only way to cause the sway potential to increase would be to install a bike rack on the back, which I have no intention of doing.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:53 PM   #23
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hate to burst anyones bubble here .. but a ford explorer can seriously only tow 3500 lbs max. WDH/Swaybar is not going to do it ..because the size of the puller .. verses the sizes of the pullee has to me more that the pullee .. if you know what i mean ...

just to day I had someone come buy at the campsite .. and ask the same question ...
a beefier truck/SUV is definately recommmended ..


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Old 07-29-2013, 07:12 PM   #24
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Not all Explorers are created equally. I have a 2009 with a V8 and tow package, including a 6 speed tranny and a rear end geared for towing. It was a company vehicle spec'd to tow 5,000 lb generators to communications tower sites, and has a 6,500 tow rating.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:22 PM   #25
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i stand corrected then ... i was almost certain that explorers came with a v6 and a very light towing range ...most likely thinking 11 and up ..

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Old 07-30-2013, 09:58 PM   #26
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You're likely right on the later models. I haven't looked at them to know. I'm still fond of my '09 Exploder.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:31 PM   #27
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We have the camper home.

She towed like a dream. No sway at all. That, and the gas mileage is outstanding. We averaged 9 mpg on our last outing with the Trail Cruiser. We made 18.3 mpg on the 1 1/2 hour drive home from the dealer. That'll drop some when we load our gear, but not drastically.

Guess who is sleeping in their new camper out in the yard tonight? This guy!
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:00 PM   #28
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Congrats! Enjoy the home camping!
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Congrats on bringing home your new trailer! Woo hoo! Here's to having a good nite sleep tonite!
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Thanks! First night in the new camper, and it was pouring down rain. I slept like a baby.

I was expecting the rain to be a whole lot louder because of the skylights. I was pleasantly surprised.
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