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Old 05-25-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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Anyone towing with an Expedition 4x4 5.4?
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:57 PM   #2
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Towing what?
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:06 PM   #3
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Anything. I tow a wildwood 28BH xtra lite with equalizer hitch. Don't know it's there except for gas mileage.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:54 PM   #4
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I saw an Expedition towing about the same size camper on I94 a while back. Well, truthfully, when I saw it they weren't actually towing, as the whole rig was on its side, sprawled across both east-bound lanes. It was a nasty site!
Not quite sure what caused it, as there were no other vehicles involved. Maybe a lack of an anti-sway hitch?
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:44 PM   #5
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I am towing a 2013 flagstaff v-lite 30 wtbs with my 2003 expedition 4x4 with 5.4 liter. Using a 12,000 equalizer hitch and it pulls great! Actually it pulls better loaded than empty.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:48 PM   #6
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pbractney, what was your dry weight? What kind of gas mileage? I get 8-11, dry weight 5400, 10000 equalizer.
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Dry weight is 6700. Mpg about 8-10 as well depending on speed and terrain. I average 63 mph when towing.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:56 PM   #8
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I also carry 4 mountain bikes on my luggage rack on top of my expy and carry 6 family members inside. A bike trailer is also located in the back of the expy.
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Have you pulled in the mountains? Do you ever use overdrive?
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:49 PM   #10
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I've pulled in the mountains of Kentucky and Tennessee. I have overdrive off unless I'm in hilly or mountain areas. If my transmission starts shifting a lot I will take it out of overdrive so it does not shift a lot. In local driving I always have overdrive off. Its much easier on the tranny.

In the mountains I take it a bit slower and I don't push it to save gas mileage. The expy does great!
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