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Old 04-22-2012, 03:59 PM   #1
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Towing a 28bh with a 2007 expedition el

I have a 2007 expy with 9100 lbs towing cap and 900 tongue weight with wdh. Does anyone have a similar vehicle that is towing a 28bh or 28bhg? Do you feel like it is enough truck to pull it with 3 kids? the specs for these trailers seem like they are inline with my tow cap.

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Old 04-22-2012, 04:24 PM   #2
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We had a 2007 Expy...pulled our Salem 292FKDS just 1 trip. We could not get enough weight to transfer to the it was a little white knuckle driving all the time. The numbers all said IT SHOULD WORK.....just not a real warm fuzzy feeling doing it.
I would suggest getting it loaded as you are going to go camping and find a good scale to weigh the Expy and the trailer. Also pay attention to the levelness of yje Expy when its hooked up.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:17 PM   #3
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I pull a 28bh with an 04 burb 1/2T, 5.3 4x4 w/ 3.73 rear. Pulls great around here (nebraska) I wouldn't break any records in the mountains, but am under legal weight by all ways (r axle, total weight, total weight with trailer). I'm comfortable, but that didn't mean everyone would be.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:36 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by jtstromsburg View Post
I pull a 28bh with an 04 burb 1/2T, 5.3 4x4 w/ 3.73 rear. Pulls great around here (nebraska) I wouldn't break any records in the mountains, but am under legal weight by all ways (r axle, total weight, total weight with trailer). I'm comfortable, but that didn't mean everyone would be.

lol in Nebraska you should be able to pull it with a yugo !

The only state I know you could kick your dog and watch him run away for two days !

I wouldnt suggest kicking your dog to see if this is true . And before all you dog lovers hate ON me I was just making a funny !
I love dogs toooooooo !
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:41 PM   #5
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I have a 28bh and pulled it with my 2008 F150 a few times. It did ok, but I wouldn't want to run it across the country.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:51 PM   #6
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Once again, it depends on your travel plans. For short trips in the neighborhood, should be ok. For a long trip, or one that includes big hills or mountains, I wouldn't do it. You have the safety of 3 children to consider.
I saw a similar setup laying on its side across the westbound lanes of I94 a few years back, belongings scattered all over the highway. It wasn't a pretty sight.
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:23 PM   #7
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What is the hitch weight and GVW on the TT? That would help in knowing. If you get a nice WDH like a 12,000# Equalizer, you should not have a problem. I have a 2003 Expedition and my previous TT was a Jayco Featherlite that was 33 feet long and it pulled the TT great. Never any problems and I pulled it from MI to the Smokey Mountains several times, to myrtle beach and to Florida, all on different occasions and never had any issues.

We will be receiving our new TT in two weeks so I have no opinion on how it will pull my new one, but I have had great experience thus far with the Expy and towing. Before the expy I had a F-150 crew cab and the expy pulled much better than the Crew Cab, and it was pulling the same trailer.

Just some thoughts from one that pulls with an EXPY and my limit is 8600# so you have even more of a cushion than I do. Just watch packing and loading your TT. I never pull my TT with full fresh water or my waste tanks full, so that helps on weight a lot. I do not boondock camp so that is not necessary for me.

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Old 04-24-2012, 07:52 AM   #8
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I tow mine with a Chevy Avalanche, I am fine for here in Ohio. I would not want to tow it in the mountains such as Colorado or somewhere. I believe if you are taking it on long trips, you might need something more suitable.

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