We have a 2012 Ford Explorer with the tow package and the V6. We tow our 2008 Fleetwood Sea Pine with it. The pup weighs 1840 when empty and about 2100-2200 lbs when loaded. Plus another maybe 100-200 lbs of stuff in the back of the Explorer. So, we are well under our limit. If you have the factory tow package you should have engine braking, as long as you engage the Tow/Haul button. Also highly recommend your pup has brakes and make sure to install a brake controller, unless it is part of the factory tow package as with some newer models. We have driven it thru some mountain passes in Colorado and it performed well. If I know I was going down some serious downgrades I would shift into manual mode and keep it in first or second gear. I took my time and barely touched the brakes.