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Old 02-02-2016, 11:30 AM   #21
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As fonzie said deduct all cargo and passengers including hitch weight of camper from 1514

1514 minus actual loaded tongue weight of camper

Minus 100 lbs for hitch and sway bars

Minus passengers

Minus all cargo in tow vehicle

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Old 02-02-2016, 11:33 AM   #22
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towing expy

i pulled a 27',6000# avenger with a 2003 expy.i never felt just ran in 2nd gear alot up hill.the anti sway bar and equalizer helped alot.i now have a 2012 expy and i have not pulled with it yet. the 2012 seems to be alot stronger with the veriable valve timming and the 6spd trans.i think you should not have a do need to add up your wait. there are a few good websites to help you with that. google is my freind.good luck.

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Old 02-02-2016, 12:02 PM   #23
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You can find the vehicle specs on the Internet. I had a 1999 Expedition Eddie Bauer with the larger V8 and the towing limit was in the 7,000 lb range. My son in law pulled there 23' trailer fine with load equalizing hitch. Yours may be too hevy. I would go for a crew cab F-150.
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Old 02-02-2016, 12:10 PM   #24
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It can be very confusing. Typically suvs don't have enough cargo weight capacity to let them pull a camper as heavy as yours. As others have said, your cargo capacity is 1500 lbs. Your hitch weight when loaded for camping will probably be between 900 and 1000 lbs. That only leaves you 500..600 lbs for the total weight of everything in the tow vehicle. Passengers, critters and all gear. My guess is you will be over but close.
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Old 02-02-2016, 01:01 PM   #25
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Ok I understand now. We currently have a F150 that has a max tow at 8000. I think we are going to stick with that. I did need to figure out the hitch weight. Im sorry for the confusion. Just crazy
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Old 02-02-2016, 01:14 PM   #26
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I had an Expedition. I tried pulling my V Lite 26WBR with it. I could pull it around Florida on flat land but it was under powered. The biggest problem was the sway even with a anti sway WD hitch. It was the tail wagging the dog everywhere. Also after several trips around the state I started to notice the slightest vibration in the rear. I figured the rearend was about to give out so I traded for an F250 diesel. It's been happy trails ever since. It handles mountains like a dream too. Personally, when you are wondering if you can get by, you can't in the long run. Best to start out right to begin with.
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Old 02-02-2016, 01:30 PM   #27
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There's a difference between CAN pull and SAFELY pull. I find the biggest part of towing is not pulling but stopping.
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Old 02-02-2016, 01:40 PM   #28
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Our F150 seems to be fine. We took it about 5 hours away and it was some uphill and it was ok. Since it says 8k but we went with a 6k trailer. We don't even want to come close to 7200. If someone wrote a book about this they would make a ton. It's the hardest thing to find out. I mean I actually had to call Ford to get the info on our F150.
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Old 02-02-2016, 01:43 PM   #29
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Here is 2007 Ford towing guide....
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Old 02-02-2016, 01:48 PM   #30
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Yes I found that. After calling Ford. Thanks Fonzie.

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