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Old 08-12-2012, 04:08 PM   #1
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My TV is a 2000 Explorer 2WD 5.0L 6920 lb tow cap. HILO price $8K. Can I safely tow this unit? Also a 2696 for $4K. Can I tow this also? The 2701 looks like NEW.

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Old 08-12-2012, 05:35 PM   #2
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Quite a few years ago I was camping outside Branson Mo and the fellow next to me had a 31 foot HiLo, his tow vehicle was a Explorer with the V8. I recall since I always liked the HiLo's and it was the first time I saw a Hensley Hitch. The fellow stated with the special hitch towing was not a problem. The Hensley system cost abound $2k. If you have the tow package you would probably be at the limit. I have a 04 explorer and I it is rated just over 4k pound
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My 2000 Explorer is on a truck frame and the 2002 & newer are unibody. I do intend to used a WDH. I can't afford a Hensley though.

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Old 08-12-2012, 05:47 PM   #3
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As far as tow weights go, you're right at the limit, if the trailer is at max gross weight (around 6500 I think). Unloaded weigh is probably under 5000. The tongue weight could be 700-800#. What does that do to your TV's weight?

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They all usually look good on the outside, but can have a lot of internal water damage.
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