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Patinmd

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silverfz wrote:

Congrats pat. My 228D even had a electric roof roof. Welcome and enjoy.


Thanks! Now we just have to wait for it to warm up

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The longer hitch is so I can clear the skis on ththe sleds when turning and to make it easier to unload them.

BTW, the built in sway control system works great. I drove on many icy roads and every once in a while you could feel ththe away control kick in. I think it’s standard on all explorers?


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dodge guy wrote:

The longer hitch is so I can clear the skis on ththe sleds when turning and to make it easier to unload them.

BTW, the built in sway control system works great. I drove on many icy roads and every once in a while you could feel ththe away control kick in. I think it’s standard on all explorers?


Ahhh that makes sense. I think it must be with the tow package. It looks cool... glad to hear it works well.

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The trailer sway is standard.my 2011 non tow package has it too.


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I have a 2016 Sport (as in my signature) and it pulls our double axle utility trailer and RZR just fine. I believe all Sport and Platinum models (anything that comes with the 3.5 EB) now have factory tow packages. That was not the case I learned when vehicle shopping with some of the older models. Many 2013-2015 Sport models I looked at did NOT have the tow package, I would have had to add an aftermarket hitch. That was one of the big reasons for buying new... plus lower mileage used ones are still really spendy, might as well spend a bit more and get a new one.

I also have not found the seats to be uncomfortable. But that's a personal preference thing I'm sure. If you have any other questions about the Explorer, let me know, I love mine and think it's the best of it's class on the road.


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