Towing a 19' ROO with a 97 Ford Explorer?
Hello all. We are the proud owners of a 2006 Forest River ROO, 19 foot hybrid. The UVW is 3671 and the GVWR is 4590. Our 1997 Ford Explorer, 4.0 SOHC 6 cylinder engine seems to hav several tow ratings, depeding on what internet site you look at. Here is my conundrum-can any of you more experienced towers help a couple out?
One listing says the Explorer can tow 4380 pounds, another says 4860, and yet another says, depending on the gear ratios, 3380 for 3.27 gears, or 4380 for 3.55 gears, or 4880 ( not 4860 as stated above ) for the 3.73 gears. These discrepancies bug me to no end, just ask my wife. Does anyone out there have the REAL skinny on what our sorta TV can handle? FYI, the GCVWR, if I typed that right, was 10000 pounds, from yet another site. We have weighed the entire thing empty with me, the wife, full propane, a battery and a full tank of gas and it comes in at 8300 pounds, exactly. is 1700 pounds enough leeway, before we start adding our personal effects into the New ROO?
Thanks in advance
See you at the campsite
Jim and Lynn