Ford Explorer Trailer Hitches

    About Ford Explorer Trailer Hitches


    Planning to carry some heavy loads on your Ford Explorer? A trailer hitch will make this easy for you. There are plenty of Ford Explorer trailer hitches available at CARiD. If you have never towed a trailer, then there are a few things to keep in mind. When loading the trailer it is not recommended to just throw everything in a heap and then pull it. The weight needs to be evenly distributed throughout the entire trailer with the heavier items at the front. While doing this though, remember the tongue would need to have only 10-15 percent of the entire trailer weight on it. Make sure to secure any load no matter how big or small. This can be done with some tie downs. When the trailer hitch is properly installed but the trailer weight is off, then there is the risk of trailer swaying precariously. This means the trailer will be going from side to side which makes it almost impossible for you to control the vehicle.

    Instead of pushing on the gas like normal and straining your Ford Explorer trailer hitch, you want to pull away slowly and gradually increase the speed. If the trailer starts swaying, stop immediately and rearrange the load. An important factor to remember is: when pulling a load, the length of your vehicle is now longer. There is also added weight so when going up the hill or even getting ready to overtake someone on the highway; it is going to take a little longer to hit the desired speed. You never want to slam on the brakes in hopes of stopping. It will take longer to come to a complete stop so allow some extra time. More room is also going to be required while taking a turn or the trailer will end up hitting items on the way. So swing wider on your turns to allow enough room.

    Here at CARiD we have a loyal set of customers, and they are very involved with their cars. That means using them in many ways, or racing them or towing them to car shows on trailers. They know towing, is what we’re saying. And 7 of them left a number of reviews with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. We know you’ll feel the same way after towing your toys around, whether it’s a race car, a trailer full of quads or motorcycles or personal watercraft or full-on camper. CARiD has the parts you need to support your hobby!



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    Customer Reviews
    4(4)
    2010 Ford Explorer
    Posted by

    "It took me about 3 hours to install. The next one might take half that. I suggest using the spare tire as a platform for raising the hitch close to its final position. Don't mess up the wires on the first two bolts, because you need them for the last two and will probably mess them up then. "

    5(5)
    2006 Ford Explorer
    Posted by

    "Easy install. I do wish they would have included the butt connectors and saved me a trip to the parts store. Works great with my tandem axle trailer with four wheel breaks."