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Old 05-20-2016, 07:27 PM   #11
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We have a 2010 Expedition EL 4x4 with tow package with 3:73 gears and 5.4 engine. It tows our 2016 Cruise Lite 282QBXL pretty good. It's 34ft long and weights 6800 loaded to go camping. I have been pleased with its performance so far as we have only had this rig since the end of March.

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Old 05-20-2016, 09:07 PM   #12
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Towing with an expedition

We have a 2012 expedition el and tow a rockwood 8311ss. It has the 5.4 and six speed. If your expedition has the 4.6 and four speed I don't think the tow ratings will be that high. Also with these vehicles you'll be out of payload before your over or up to max trailering weight

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Old 05-21-2016, 12:23 PM   #14
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Alberta8311ss thattttt is way more trailer than we are looking at. Lol its nice .
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Old 05-23-2016, 04:55 PM   #15
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Not only is that the 4.6L V8, it the old 2-valve 4.6L V8. That's a lot of steel for that engine, which is why they eventually made the 5.4L standard.

I just looked on the Ford Fleet towing guide page, and they only go back to 2002. But the 4.6L was still offered then. In 2002, the 4.6L was only available with the 3.55 axles:
4x2 = 6300 lbs max towing.
4x4 with 16" tires = 6000 lbs max towing
4x4 with 17" tires = 5500 lbs max towing

For an estimated weight of camper you should tow (assuming relatively flat terrain):
Subtract the weight of anything in the truck (passengers and cargo) except for the driver.
For an estimated dry weight, subtract another 1000 lbs, to account for typical options and cargo in the trailer.
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Old 06-01-2016, 02:08 PM   #16
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I had a 2005 Expedition towing a 2009 Cherokee with no problems. Before purchasing it, I did some research and found that the Ford Expedition had the best towing capacity and tongue weight rating. The key thing to look at is the gear ratio. For example, in 2005 the Expedition had 2 different towing capacities (7000 and 8900) the difference being the gear ratio. Ford had a towing package which included a better battery, transmission cooler, connector built into the rear bumper and a lower gear ratio. You can't tell the gear ratio by looking at the vehicle. Before buying a used vehicle, get the Vin# and contact a dealer or Ford directly and they can tell you exactly what is in the vehicle.

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