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i can tell you for a fact..that you don't need a WD hitch for a utility trailer my5sons....if you get a long enough trailer..with double axle..you will be fine..i seen your truck..it can pull what ever your gonna set it up for..as for a trailer anyway..if you get the right length trailer...double axle..asuming your trailer will have elec brakes ???..you won't need a WD hitch..it's allllllll about distribiting your load. get a long enough trailer...double axle..elec brake controler..yu'll be fine. i've pulled a 29 ft travel trailer with my truck..now..mind you..i had the WD hitch for it..as a 1/2 ton pick up..trailer gross at 6000 lbs, with about 1k in the trailer..another 1k in the back of my truck..yeah..i needed the WD hitch !..lol..you on the other hand..do not need this kinda set up..a double axle trailer...as most are 3500 lbs axles..and all your gonna haul is a few atv's..nah...brake controler..long enough trailer..spare tire..saftey chains..this is all you need..if you load the atv's right..put the weight evenly on the trailer..yu'll be fine. only thing a WD hitch does is shift the tounge weight from your rear axle on your truck to the front..thus..keeping the front down for stearing..this is how a WD works...the bars that you see on the sides of the WD hitch..what they do is force the weight of the trailer and tounge of it to lift the rear of your axle up..and shift the weight to the front of your truck.

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i didn't notice..but does your truck have the trailer towing package ?..a reciever hitch for a 2'' reciever ball ?.if not..you will need this installed on your truck !!!..do not..i repeat..DO NOT PULL ANYTHING HEAVY WITH YOUR BUMPER !..yu've been warned !..lol..a frame mounted trailer hitch is a must have !..the reese's should do a great job for you..then you can just buy the insert 2'' x2'' sqaure tubbing...and a 2'' ball..then the rest of what i said.

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i didn't notice..but does your truck have the trailer towing package ?..a reciever hitch for a 2'' reciever ball ?.if not..you will need this installed on your truck !!!..do not..i repeat..DO NOT PULL ANYTHING HEAVY WITH YOUR BUMPER !..yu've been warned !..lol..a frame mounted trailer hitch is a must have !..the reese's should do a great job for you..then you can just buy the insert 2'' x2'' sqaure tubbing...and a 2'' ball..then the rest of what i said.
Yeah, I think all Expeditions have the tow package from the factory. Bolted to the frame. I have a 2" ball on there now. I'ts rated at 600lbs tongue and 6000 towing without a WD hitch. That's actually what I used to pull the utility trailer that only fits 1 ATV with me. It's all I ever needed until I started this collection! These ATV's are no good to me though if I can't pull them to some trails..lol

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i didn't notice..but does your truck have the trailer towing package ?..a reciever hitch for a 2'' reciever ball ?.if not..you will need this installed on your truck !!!..do not..i repeat..DO NOT PULL ANYTHING HEAVY WITH YOUR BUMPER !..yu've been warned !..lol..a frame mounted trailer hitch is a must have !..the reese's should do a great job for you..then you can just buy the insert 2'' x2'' sqaure tubbing...and a 2'' ball..then the rest of what i said.
Yeah, I think all Expeditions have the tow package from the factory. Bolted to the frame. I have a 2" ball on there now. I'ts rated at 600lbs tongue and 6000 towing without a WD hitch. That's actually what I used to pull the utility trailer that only fits 1 ATV with me. It's all I ever needed until I started this collection! These ATV's are no good to me though if I can't pull them to some trails..lol
ok..try to get a trailer with elec brakes...get a elec brake controler..spare tire..and your good to go..you shouldn't have any trouble pulling a tandum axle with your ride...main thing is a elec brake controler..and elec brakes on the trailer...and it being long enough ! and you won't have any problems...unless you want me to paint the axles black ???..lmfaoooo.

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on the weight distribution shadetree was talking about, the "technical" ration is 60/40, 60%on trailer, 40% on tow vehicle. even if you get just a basic trailer, the brakes are a good idea!
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just try to even out the weight of the atv's on the trailer..if you get this done right..you can pull any trailer down the road with no problems at all. you want SOME weight on the ball, but you also don't want to over do it..if you put to much weight on the tongue..you then raise the weight off the front of your truck..which means you loose stearing control.

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WHEELIE!! ive done that with a truck at work, NOT SAFE.
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yea ever seen a bronco 2 towing a 14 ft or longer boat and the front tires are just bouncing along
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Wouldn't mind seeing it on youtube, but don't want to be out on the road and see it. One issue with the WD system that has not been discussed here is that you can actually take too much weight off the rear by moving it forward. This creates a light rearend problem which is just as dangerous. A couple of friends of mine and myself went to dega' many years ago towing an old Hi-Lo trailer. The trip home was an interesting one, none of us had ever dealt with a WD system before so we just tightend up the torsion bars and chains as tight as we could get them. First, big downhill run became a hair-raising experience, luckily no one got hurt. We did have to stop at the first gas station we came to to adjust the WD system and clean our drawers.
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i wondered if that was possible but wasnt sure since never used one.
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