Towing with a 2005 Ford Explorer, 4.0 V-6, towing package, with a towing capacity of 5400 lbs. The weight of the trailer loaded is slightly more than the capacity of the vehicle, about 5800 lbs. We carry very little cargo in the truck. A new truck with increased towing capacity is on my radar for sometime in the future. We have a 1000 lb Equalizer brand hitch, works very to spread out the toungue weight and reduce trailer sway. I see no need for airlifts. I am amazed on how well this little truck tows the trailer, we break no speed records, espcially going up hills. I just be patient and don't push the truck to hard. Towing into a headwind just pretty much sucks. On long gradual uphills or in losts of small rolling hills, even with a tranny cooler, the tranny will overheat. I have a Scangauge II installed and monitor my tranny and engine temps. Included are pics of the truck and trailer, one is with us still hooked up, dosen't show the space between the truck and front tent well, but there are several inches between.
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