Originally Posted by glsimms
It's 5,000 lbs. with the factory installed tow package.
I have the same trailer as you (down the interior color) and I did a lot of research on the right TV for this trailer. I do not think that you are towing safely with an Explorer and this trailer.
With a fully loaded trailer, which is not hard given the low cargo capacity of this trailer, you will be right at 5000 pounds.
The tow ratings of vehicles is based on a full tank of gas, plus a 150 pound driver. If you have multiple people in the car and/or equipment/stuff in the explorer, you are over your tow weight right away.
You never really want to be pulling at more than 90% of towing capacity as well.
just my 2 cents. Southern Indiana is not exactly flat either, so you run the risk of hurting your TV's tranny and potentially doing damage. If you go south at all, that only gets worse.
I hope you enjoy the trailer - but sometimes RV dealers will tell you it is ok to tow the trailer even when it is not.