2016 Ford Explorer/22FB Sport Combo
I know there is a lot of discussion on this forum regarding tow vehicles and what appears to be the necessity that the tow vehicle "must be a truck".
I've owned my combo as stated above for nearly 6 months now and have pulled the trailer close to 3000 miles with my Explorer equipped with the 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 290 hp engine, 4wd, and tow package.
I live in western Montana and "all my towing" has been in the mountains. I've crossed the "continental divide" four different times, plus several "passes" in both Glacier and Yellowstone Parks. The Explorer has handled the trailer with "flying colors". Average mileage 13.5 to 14.5.
The vehicle is equipped with the tow package, electronic anti sway control, and the electronic brake control. The trailer has the required "equalizer hitch and mechanical anti sway device.
The ride is very stable, large trucks on the interstate don't upset the ride nor do head/or cross winds with 20 mph gust.
My only point in starting this thread is to say to others who are considering AS trailers in the 5000# range that this SUV is a good option. A daily driver, kid hauler and tow vehicle combined.
The vehicle generally speaking has two adults and two young children on board along with an assortment of camping accessories and a generator.
I've weighed the combination at a local CAT Scale on more than one occasion. My weights have always been close "but under" all weight ratings.
It's a good choice. Hope this is helpful info.