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RE: Towing with Tailgate down / Hitch Extender

18" is long enough for the hitch ball to be past the end of the tailgate on my ram. Literally no way for the trailer to hit.
boosTT 03/20/17 01:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing with Tailgate down / Hitch Extender

I recommend spending $12 at a CAT scale to understand how much capacity you actually have. I suspect "on the edge of being over payload" is underestimating the situation. You should check with the hitch companies about using WD with an extension. I did. I even stated that I used a CAT scale in the sentence directly prior.
boosTT 03/20/17 11:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing with Tailgate down / Hitch Extender

ok, so I never did anything for my RZR hauling needs. I now need to get something setup before Memorial day. I know that the Torklift will be the strongest way to go but at $1500, it's about 3X the cost of going with the Reese Titan 2.5" hitch with 24" extension. From what I can see the 24" extension is rated for 8000lb with WDH which is within my trailer rating of 6000lbs dry ~7000lbs wet Curt also has a similar setup with similar specs for just over $400 total since I will only use this setup 1-2 times a year I prefer to save a grand and go with the titan, unless there are safety concerns with this setup? then by all means my only option is the Torklift. How much distance do you need? The 18" link I posted should give you enough leave the tailgate down without a weight reduction and its $130.
boosTT 03/20/17 11:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Brand New - TT Weight question

Frame, suspension, wheels are different. It may have plenty of power, but that's not the only thing that matters. Does the old explorer ride the same? The new frame is more rigid (not that the old was weak), the tires have much stronger sidewalls due to much lower aspect ratio, suspension significantly upgraded. Of course there is more than just the better power, there are numerous other advantages (especially getting rid of that weak POS transfer case on the old ones like mine). You forgot the brakes too, huge improvement on the new Explorer. Hint as alluded above there is one thing worse than when it was a 7,200# rating , I really doubt any of the several people above who made such strong comments on how bad it is can figure that regression out - but I'll just throw that out that there as there is one I'm aware of (manageable actually). No: I cannot see how anyone can justify this advertised huge decrease in capacity, unless you have slavish belief in marketing numbers. It is capable, unless something silly done like cramming 7 adults in too. Lookup SAE J2807. It may have been over rated previously by Ford.
boosTT 03/20/17 08:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing with Tailgate down / Hitch Extender

I found the answer- incase anyone is still looking. The shank portion of WD hitches do not have a standard length. They range from 12" to 18". I purchased a new shank to replace my existing one, rather than use an extension. The extensions are de-rated due to the weld point. The extended shanks do not have the weld point and are rated the same. https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-and-Parts/Equal-i-zer/EQ90-02-4500.html
boosTT 03/17/17 12:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Brand New - TT Weight question

That Explorer in most ways is a better tow vehicle than the old ones, that were rated at 7,200# - for reference. The Explorer is likely fine for that trailer ... Oh boy, here we go again. :S "Likely fine" is not a technical term that in any way defines the towing capability of the OP's Explorer ... numbers do, and that Explorer does not have the numbers for towing a 26' long trailer that will almost assuredly weigh awfully close to 6000 lbs fully loaded and ready to camp. NO way. :E Can you name a technical reason why the new Explorer is so much less capable than the old one was? Not an opinion or marketing numbers, a technical reason. The obvious ones that show it should be more capable are obvious, especially the much better engine power band and the more robust driveline. As Janis sang, "I'll wait for delivery, each day until 3....." Frame, suspension, wheels are different. It may have plenty of power, but that's not the only thing that matters. Does the old explorer ride the same?
boosTT 03/17/17 12:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Brand New - TT Weight question

Its too much trailer.
boosTT 03/17/17 09:50am Travel Trailers
RE: light out

That's what I would do.
boosTT 03/13/17 01:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: newb questions

You will need to spend some time caulking the roof. New tires for sure and might as well get a new battery. Plan to repack the bearings. Don't forget to fill the propane.
boosTT 03/06/17 08:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Loading 4 wheelrs on bed of pick up

Using the ramp isn't fun, but its not that awful. Get a really long tri-fold ramp. I use 10' ramps. I'd prefer a toy hauler, but I didn't foresee my camping trips turning into atv trips and already had a TT. Most UTV's will require a toy hauler or long bed truck with some sort of "sled bed". The truck bed carriers seam to be popular in Canada.
boosTT 03/03/17 02:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Typical "gear weight"

I tow a 19' TT with an Polaris Sportsman in the bed of my 2011 ram quad cab. It tows better with the ATV loaded than without. Ditch the P tires on the ram for LT truck tires.
boosTT 03/02/17 10:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Backing up to an inclined and narrow driveway

Absolutely watch the roof clearance and go slow. I'm surprised you are able to fit a travel trailer in there!! Good job. Campground parking will be a breeze for you.
boosTT 03/01/17 02:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ceiling Bowed, Snow? Slide Out?

Maybe that section of roof does not have supports? Seams odd, but that could explain a legit reason for the roof to bow in only one area. Was the AC unit in the middle of one of these areas?
boosTT 02/22/17 02:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ceiling Bowed, Snow? Slide Out?

Did you see any tree stumps or large trees near the trailer?
boosTT 02/22/17 02:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ceiling Bowed, Snow? Slide Out?

That does not seam normal. The roof trusses on my trailer are aluminum. They will not flex. I would really question what caused the flexing? Did a tree limb fall on the roof and cause the truss to crack? I'm guessing you didn't inspect the roof due to snow...
boosTT 02/22/17 07:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Selling, what needs repair or replacement?

I would only clean it. The buyer might not even care about tires or batteries if its parked at a seasonal campsite.
boosTT 02/10/17 06:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer roofs

Parking a trailer indoors helps a ton!
boosTT 02/06/17 12:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing Capacity for New Travel Trailer

Here is some food for thought. My Ram 1500 has an AAM 235 (9.25") rear axle. Mopar rates the rear axle at 3900 Lbs. The axle manufacturer (AAM) rates it at 5500 Lbs. I can't tell you were the difference comes from, but would suspect the P rated factory tires contribute. Axle rating are different than payload... Your springs may need assistance too. They do offer super springs, air bags, etc for the ram 1500. Beefing up the suspension does not straighten the frame though. What I am getting at is: don't be afraid to be at your maximum payload. I was in the same situation and therefore did this research and weighed several times.
boosTT 01/31/17 07:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Motorcyle rack behind trailer?

This might sound crazy... but can you fit the bike inside the trailer via the regular entry door? You might be able to turn the handle bars in such a way that it will pass though. Maybe go as far as taking off the front wheel and using a stand like a wheel choke?
boosTT 01/31/17 06:59am Travel Trailers
RE: roof mounted ac vs side mounted ac unit

AC is one of the best features in a camper (compared to a tent). Get the roof AC.
boosTT 01/17/17 06:57am Travel Trailers
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