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Old 05-09-2006, 04:23 PM   #1
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Weight of Pacer?

hi. i was wondering if anyone knows the weight of the 1960 pacer. and also what sort of tow hitch it takes. we are buying a ford explorer and wondering if it will tow the Pacer. any help?
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Old 05-09-2006, 06:41 PM   #2
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It is not on the Weight chart, but my guess would be about 1900 pounds.
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Old 05-09-2006, 09:38 PM   #3
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My findings find pacer wt to be 1750 empty, I'm using a 2001 ford explorer to tow with, max tow wt of 5500 lbs, so I've had on problems.
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thanks... now for hitches....?

thanks! now, any advice on hitch and tow vehicle? we have access to a 1991 ford explorer, which i am really hoping will tow the pacer. if so, will the reese hitch do well enough with a trailer that size? thanks again.
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My findings find pacer wt to be 1750 empty, I'm using a 2001 ford explorer to tow with, max tow wt of 5500 lbs, so I've had on problems.
(off topic) great username for an "airstreamer"! (and welcome to the forums).

here's some trivia: the first child born to the pilgrims in the new world was named "Peregrine".... http://www.pilgrimhall.org/whitep.htm

(allegedly, an ancestor of mine. talk about a salty old newenglander, eh? )
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Yes, that set up will be fine; Depending upon the engine in the explorer. Make sure to check your users manual with the Explorer. Also, DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, use the "bumper" hitch. You must use a frame mounted receiver type Class II hitch. Most will tell you to use a light weight distribution hitch. Don't know much about the ones for that light of a trailer. Hopefully someone can talk about very light WD hitches.

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thanks! now, any advice on hitch and tow vehicle? we have access to a 1991 ford explorer, which i am really hoping will tow the pacer. if so, will the reese hitch do well enough with a trailer that size? thanks again.
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My findings find pacer wt to be 1750 empty, I'm using a 2001 ford explorer to tow with, max tow wt of 5500 lbs, so I've had on problems.
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So that is the empty weight, do you know full load weight
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We towed a PU weighing in at 2800# full up, with a '89 Exploder V6. Draw Tite class III hitch, no WDH or anti-sway, never had any problems.
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