Towing with a Ford Explorer

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#1

How do I determine if I can tow a Jeep Wrangler with a 2002 Ford Explorer? I would like to load the jeep on a dolly about 750 miles on highway, some hills but no mountains.


#2

Read the owner’s manual. It will tell you how much weight the Explorer can safely tow. Then determine whether or not the Jeep is within the safe range.


#3

Depending on engine and tranny options the Explorer is either rated as a Class II or Class III.

HOWEVER…Every FACTORY trailer-hitch I’ve ever seen on a Explorer is Class II…even if it has a V8 with an automatic (Class III).

Your owners manual will tell you EXACTLY how much you can tow. Or you can do a google search “ford explorer towing capacity”.