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Old 02-02-2016, 03:26 PM   #41
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You could also get it all set up for camping and then go get it weighted at a Cat Scale and get real numbers.....

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That is the only true way to know what you have and what everything g ACTUALLY weighs.

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Old 02-02-2016, 04:01 PM   #42
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2454lbs is pretty good. Take from that your tongue weight and anything else that will be in the truck and see where you stand. Wheel base may be a problem as far as stability goes. You'll need a good hitch with a really good sway control.

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Old 02-02-2016, 04:22 PM   #43
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Towed with Tahoe - not good


When I got my first large travel trailer, I was convinced that my Chev. Tahoe would tow just fine. Didn't squat much and all looked well. However, actual towing was a white knuckle experience, especially on a windy day. It was all I could do at interstate speed to keep within two lanes going the same direction. Furthermore, my fuel economy was in the 5 to 7 mpg neighborhood. It took me one trip to decide that I needed a proper tow vehicle. I moved to a 3/4 ton diesel and all is well with the world. Total stability and tremendous power climbing hills, plus 11 to 12 mpg. Don't do the Expedition, you won't be happy.

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Old 02-02-2016, 04:23 PM   #44
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We had the hardest time trying to figure this stuff out! At first we only knew the "dry weight" of our RV. Then I found a sticker on the front left side of the RV with the weight after dealer added options (I can't figure out what they least for the weight difference)

Our dry weight is listed at 4300#
The dealer sticker in the front says 5200#

Our original truck pulled and stopped fine with a 6000# capacity for the most part. It dogged enough on the hills in Tallahassee and in Orlando to convince us that we needed a new truck.

So, we bought a 1500 Silverado with a 9500# capacity. The truck is completely empty other than Hubs, Me, 45 pounds of pup and 80 pounds of "stuff." So, by my calculations, we are a-okay with the new truck and were really not okay with the old truck.

FWIW- dealer told us that we were buying very conservatively when we bought our rv and only had our old truck.
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Old 02-02-2016, 05:04 PM   #45
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I am seeing you are going around in a huge circle driving yourself NUTS in trying to follow a number of different people, i would stick with some real facts i will post both the towing guide from Trailer life and from ford so you have all the towing info you will ever need.
This topic if you let it will drive you crazy so just read the info at these two sites;
1) Trailer Towing Guides | Trailer Life Magazine
2)2007 Ford F150 Specifications -
3)Making an Expedition a better towing machine - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
I hoep this helps you out and in the end Happy Camping
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Old 02-02-2016, 05:13 PM   #46
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I has been said several times in this thread, but seems to keep getting lost. The critical parameter in this and many smaller tow vehicle decisions is NOT the towing capacity it IS the load capacity of the tow vehicle. These are two very different things.

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Old 02-02-2016, 06:47 PM   #47
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I agree... My truck is rated (from chevy) to pull 26,000lbs but I will never be able to that much. It is all about CCC.

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pulling with expy

the expedition i pulled with did fine. the wheel base is a little shorter than most trucks.i would pull with a 2012 expy before i would pull with an older f-150 with less tow rating. thats just me.i do agree you need to check you wait payload.

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