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Old 04-22-2015, 11:10 AM   #1
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Solaire 7 25BHSS with 2015 Ford Explorer?

We are tent campers who are looking to get off the ground. We've looked at a ton and love this Solaire 7 25BHSS however the weight has me nervous. The dealer says we should be able to tow it with no issues since we have the factory installed Trailer Tow package on our 2015 Ford Explorer XLT V6. I'm overwhelmed by all of the math/numbers to figure out if this will truly work. Any insight?

We are in Michigan and do not plan on taking it anywhere but Michigan maybe down to Kentucky - mostly flat roads, no mountains.

Any other recommendations of trailers if not this one - we have 2 kids (8 and 11) and a 50 lb dog.


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Old 04-22-2015, 11:37 AM   #2
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Your explorer tow rating is 5000lbs, the trailer dry weight is approx 4973lbs. Not to mention cargo, etc. Too close in my humble opinion, ,,,,,,regardless of hitch

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Old 04-22-2015, 12:09 PM   #3
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Too much trailer.
Don't use the brochure dry numbers, they are fantasy numbers based on a stripped down version of the trailer.
2nd newbie mistake is believing the dealer, all they want to do is sell you the trailer and get you off the lot.
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:19 PM   #4
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I recommend you look at pop-ups. Even the 7 is going to catch a lot of air- you need a small frontal area.
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Old 04-23-2015, 01:52 PM   #5
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2015 explorer

the explorer will pull your trailer with difficulty. The Explorer tort is too low for that much weight. You will either blow out your tranny or engine.
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Old 04-23-2015, 05:56 PM   #6
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We just bought a Wolf Pup 16fq and our 2015 explorer is towing it great, even in wind. We did put a sway bar on. My Ford dealer assures me it will handle this. The dry weight starts out under 3000#.
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Old 04-24-2015, 11:03 PM   #7
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I had an Explorer for a while. I towed a 3,000# bass boat without all that frontal area, and it was almost too much. In my opinion, that's way over what you should try to pull with an Explorer.

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