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Old 11-14-2014, 08:38 PM   #1
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Power to pull a 2011 Ford Explorer

I am relatively new to the RV world and this is my first post. I have a 1999 National Coach Tradewinds DP with a 300 HP Caterpillar. I also have a 2011 Ford Explorer Limited that I will be flat towing. Curb weight of the Explorer is roughly 4600 lbs. Does the RV have enough power to tow the Explorer? The hitch is rated for 5000 lbs.
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Old 11-15-2014, 07:35 AM   #2
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Probably would not be a speed demon but should handle it. I tow a 2006 Explorer with my 2000 Journey with a 275HP Cummins ISB. Yea I slow down a lot on big hills but I'm not usually in a big hurry anyway.

I usually drive 65 or so on Interstates and never had a problem, even in the Rockies out west
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