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Old 01-25-2017, 08:21 PM   #1
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Question 08 Ford Explorer

I have a 08 Ford Explorer with the V8 engine that has a towing rating of 7100#. We are thinking about buying a Salem Hemisphere Hyper lite model
23RBHL. The trailer is listed as UVW of 4900#. I plan on getting a WD hitch. The trailer is 26 foot long. Do you think the Explorer will be able to handle this o.k.?
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i towed a 25' rockwood roo with a 2005 v8 explorer and wd setup. i towed 1 season, about 4 trips. i would never recommend that setup to anyone. white knuckled, tail-wagging the dog.
too short of a wheelbase and suspension too soft.
next season i upgraded to a 5th wheel and a F350 dually. Life was sooo much better.

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It will tow it, but as fishinjim said, you won't enjoy it. Too much length for too little wheelbase.
If you opt to go ahead, get a ProPride or a Hensley Arrow hitch--you will need one.
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08 Explorer.

Thanks for the replies. I think I will sell the Explore and get a truck.
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