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Old 06-10-2014, 08:00 PM   #21
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Be sure to get a good equalizer hitch and sway control.

You should be okay.
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:48 AM   #22
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Be sure to get a good equalizer hitch and sway control.

You should be okay.
I left that info out. I have a new 1K/10K Equil-i-zer to install.
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:11 PM   #23
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Towed out 28ft TT with a 2001 expy 5.4, eb, tow package, E rated tires. Then moved to a chevy 4 door p/u and added 24" of WB and have P rated tires.

Do tires make a diff? yes. A big one? Towig back to back you'll notice a diff, but you'll get used to P tires.

WB? again, yes, it makes a diff. The longer WB is more comfortable, ride wise. No 'porpoising' over bumps.

Both vehicles have similar tow ratings (the chevy a bit more, but not a lot), similar payload capacity. The chevy has a lot more power, but it's also got 200,000 fewer miles and a lot has changed in 12 years. today's hot mustangs have more power than anything ever built back in the muscle car days.

the biggest upgrade was GCWR. We were at or over with the expy (12,500 totay) and well under with the chevy (14,500).

Did I feel safe and in control with the expy? Yes. But I sleep better at night knowing I'm well under the limits now.
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:23 PM   #24
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Just a bit of info on the current generation Expeditions: With the Heavy Duty Tow Package GCWR = 15,000

I have no experience in the first gen Expeditions. Exploders, however I do. Changed a 5R55E in 4WD once. Fun times.
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I have a friend with the 2014 Expedition, big V8, every option Ford offered on it. Really nice ride. He pulls a 25-foot Bigfoot camper that has empty weight of 5,450. Uses Equalizer hitch and says it pulls great. Bigfoot is a molded fiberglass camper, nicer than any Airstream I have ever seen.
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