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    Ford Explorer Hitch Tongue Weight?

    Hey guys I have a 2003 Ford Explorer with the stock 1/14th hitch. I am looking at getting a Double Dirt bike carrier to haul my two dirt bikes. Does anyone know the tongue weight on my hitch and a good double dirt bike carrier. Heres my hitch



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    There should be a sticker on the door frame of the driver's door that has a bunch of info like that. A dirtbike trailer should be no problem though.
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    It will handle a golf cart on a trailer, so a pair of dirt bikes will be no problem.

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    Didn't we go through this once with you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by welderguy92
    Didn't we go through this once with you?
    I was right!!!!!!!! http://monster.traxxas.com/showthread.php?t=476800

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    So 2 dirtbikes should be under the tongue weight. Welderguy I am talking about tongue weight now.
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    The leverage of a dirtbike carrier with 2 dirtbikes will be more than the tongue weight of a small trailer. Think about it. The trailer weight pushes straight down. A carrier will be trying to twist toward the rear. Maybe put on a proper 2" reciever hitch.
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    Generally class II hitches that have that 1 1/4 opening are rated for 3500# trailer weight and 350# tongue weight.
    Two dirt bikes and a trailer to haul them would work with that hitch. If you are concerned about the tongue weight, get a scale, prop the tongue of the trailer on it and weight it while loaded. You want at least 10% of the trailer weight on the tongue so it does not sway while towing. A swaying trailer is no fun at all.
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    So I have a Class II hitch.
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    You may want to look at the hitch itself or look in the manual to see what it says. My initial thought is that it is, but just make sure.
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    Since it is a stock part (not an aftermarket tow hitch), it's going to be in the owners manual....
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    Im just going to get a small trailer. This is the one..

    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...X5M&lpage=none
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