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  • #31
    Originally posted by bellwilliam View Post
    with weight distribution hitch, you have 7,300LB towing capacity.
    Wait wait... it's the sticker on the door jam, not the sticker on the hitch that has final say right? That might be a rating just for the hitch part number.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by robburgoon View Post
      Wait wait... it's the sticker on the door jam, not the sticker on the hitch that has final say right? That might be a rating just for the hitch part number.
      Yeah, I think it's 5,400lbs....

      It's listed in the manual only, the sticker on the dr. door gives you the gross vehicle weight....
      Last edited by TYP85; 05-04-2018, 08:47 PM.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by robburgoon View Post
        Wait wait... it's the sticker on the door jam, not the sticker on the hitch that has final say right? That might be a rating just for the hitch part number.
        I'm confused. Why would Ford print 2 stickers with different tow ratings on it ?
        S1 Supermiata - 220whp
        13 Tesla, ma: no engine !!
        17 GT350R
        03 Miata Club Sport
        96 NSX
        06 EVO MR
        15 Mini Cooper S
        Beck 550 Spyder

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        • #34
          Originally posted by TYP85 View Post
          So... next question, what do you guys recommend for a tow hitch and ball?
          Do I need a drop or a rise for uhaul trailers?

          I was looking at this for the hitch https://www.etrailer.com/Ball-Mounts...ite/40330.html
          Reasonable price, forged, massively strong!

          What size ball do I need?
          U-haul use 2" ball. Everyone else use 2 5 /16" .
          As for rise of drop, every setup is different. Even how you load is different. Yo u might be installing air bags, which is different. Point is no way you know till you load up and measure

          Cheapest place to get hitches is Walmart. they carry a lot of sizes.
          S1 Supermiata - 220whp
          13 Tesla, ma: no engine !!
          17 GT350R
          03 Miata Club Sport
          96 NSX
          06 EVO MR
          15 Mini Cooper S
          Beck 550 Spyder

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          • #35
            Originally posted by bellwilliam View Post
            I'm confused. Why would Ford print 2 stickers with different tow ratings on it ?
            Nobody has successfully sued for it yet.

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            • #36
              News flash!
              Went to Uhaul to day to check out thier auto trailers and see what they require, this is what the guy showed me:

              U-Haul has chosen not to rent behind this tow vehicle based on our history of excessive costs in defending lawsuits involving Ford Explorer towing combinations.
              This policy is not related to safety issues. This is an unusual circumstance for U-Haul we have built our success for over 60 years by saying 'yes' to our customers.
              We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and are committed to working with our customers to find alternative options to help with their move.

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              • #37
                Tire blowouts?

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by robburgoon View Post
                  Tire blowouts?
                  Don't know, I'm kinda screwed!

                  + there's this: https://youtu.be/n160B8FiXbY

                  There's a united rentals in Canoga park, they have some nice car trailers, I'll call them tomorrow.....

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                  • #39
                    Wow, that's unbelievable!
                    99 Mazda Miata SuperMiata #515 - AKA Sparky SOLD
                    '91 Mariner Blue Miata project AKA Napoleon

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