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Old 07-30-2013, 04:43 PM   #191
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Just purchased a 2013 Ford Expedition w/tow package (9000 lbs.) Considering a 2013 Coachmen Freedom Express (292bhds Liberty Edition) (dry weight + capacity = 6800). Anyone else have this setup? Thanks.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:58 PM   #192
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When we had ours we pulled it with an 08 Lincoln navigator. We had a Hensley arrow but it seemed to handle the trailer better then the 1 ton. It's a great match if you ask me.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:28 AM   #193
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My Nissan Armada handles it well. If you live in the mountains, I would get a 3/4 ton. Otherwise, enjoy the Expedition and get a good sway control hitch like a Reese Dual Cam or Equalizer E4 brand hitch at a minimum.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:16 AM   #194
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I had the same set up but since upgraded to the 3/4 ton Yukon xl. The difference was night and day. The old set up was ok at best but my new set up is much better.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:34 AM   #195
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I have a 2012 Nissan Armada (9000 lbs capacity) with the Equalizer 4Pt Dual Sway control and you can tell that your pulling something heavy, but after three trips and some hilly terrain, I have not had any white knuckle experiences.

The last trip we took was to Branson, MO and ot was hilly!!! Again, I did not have any white knuckle experiences, but I did get a whopping 7.2 mpg on that section of the trip.

We had 7 people and a lot of stuff for a 10 day trip and after weighing it on the CAT Scale, we came in at 14,300 pounds and by GCVW is 15,100. That is pushing the limit and I won't do that very often, but the Armada did surprisingly well.

I would prefer a three-quarter ton Yukon XL, but my wife does not want to drive that as a daily driver.

Net net, you're going to fell the camper behind you, but it is worth it, because this is a roomie TT and you will creat a lot of good memories!

Good luck and have fun!
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:50 AM   #196
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Got 12 nights in the unit so far this year and I have to say, I think Coachmen came through! No leaks, power jacks seem to work better, slide seems to seal better and it looks like they either recaulked the whole unit or maybe there was no caulk to begin with as I don't remember seeing all the caulking last year! So far it's been an awesome camping season free of any issues!
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:59 AM   #197
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Oh and I almost forgot to add! Best mod one can make to this unit, queen pillow top mattress!! So much better to sleep on then that rock that comes from the factory! The mattress fit like a glove! Doors are a little tight to close but not bad. SOOOOOOO much better to sleep in now! Plus a happy wife = happy life!! lol
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:20 AM   #198
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Was it a standard size queen topper or did you get a modified one?
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:23 AM   #199
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It's a full size pillow top queen mattress. Fits right in there. It was kind of a pain to get it in there but once it's in, it sits right in there, just barley pushed up against the doors.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:12 PM   #200
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Yeah, I got a pillow top short queen. Definitely agree that it is one of the best upgrades.
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