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Old 09-30-2016, 05:31 AM   #11
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The 26' length max trailer guideline some keep mentioning is ancient history since sway bars and wdh's became reality. I heard that number that when i was a kid. There are now TTs over 40' with zero sway.
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Old 09-30-2016, 08:08 AM   #12
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What would you think about towing the APEX 246 RBS with a 2015 Expedition EL with an ecoboost engine and heavy duty tow package. My friend has that SUV and is looking for a small camper for his family.
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Old 09-30-2016, 08:31 AM   #13
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The TT specs are:
Hitch Weight 480 lbs
Gross Weight 7000 lbs
Dry Weight 4730 lbs

I would figure about 6000 lbs. loaded realistically but weigh it in the end. That would kick the tongue weigh up 600 lbs. or even a few more.

Here are the towing specs for that model and year.
http://www.ford.com/resources/ford/g...tion_Sep30.pdf

Tow capacity is at least 9100 lbs. and tongue max 920 lbs. so in great shape there. The only thing left is the yellow stick weights on the driver door sticker (plus weighing the SUV and entire rig on a CAT scale for about $10) to see if there is a payload or rear axle weight issue depending on how the SUV is loaded but it is looking pretty good and safely below the numbers so far.

Your Salem might be much closer to the max on payload and axle.
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Old 09-30-2016, 03:59 PM   #14
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To buckeyefan: Your friend will have no trouble pulling an APEX 249RBS with the TV you described unless he's piling a really big family +/or a ton of cargo. As I mentioned earlier in this thread, I pull the 249RBS with a 2015 Jeep GC 3.6L, factory tow package, Reese WDH and moderate cargo.

Look what tbln930 is pulling with a similar Ford engine/tow package!!!!

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Old 09-30-2016, 04:17 PM   #15
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Well the F150 Eco with max tow just on towing capacity is about 2000 lbs higher.
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