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Old 03-04-2013, 07:46 AM   #231
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:31 PM   #232
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I finally purchased a truck worthy of towing my X23J, no more over-taxed Ford Explorer. I purchased a new to me 2009 F150 crew cab FX4. It is so clean it could pass for brand new. 60,000 miles. 5.4 Triton, towing package, factory brake controler with anti sway, plus all the luxury goodies. Plans on further away campgrounds are now in the planning for the summer!
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^ Thats a nice loking truck tslarson!
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:51 AM   #234
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I finally purchased a truck worthy of towing my X23J, no more over-taxed Ford Explorer. I purchased a new to me 2009 F150 crew cab FX4. It is so clean it could pass for brand new. 60,000 miles. 5.4 Triton, towing package, factory brake controler with anti sway, plus all the luxury goodies. Plans on further away campgrounds are now in the planning for the summer!
I did the same, traded in my explorer for for an F150 to tow that very same trailer. Be careful... you will forget its back there. Now where upgrading our trailer. I miss the luxury of my loaded explorer, but love my F150.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:26 AM   #235
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Thanks Biker crd,
I've always been a Dodge guy and I love my first diesel. I see your '06 Liberty is a diesel? I know my
son (at UNOH to become a diesel mechanic) said the '13 Liberty's were going to have a diesel option
and didn't realize that earlier models were diesel powered.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:31 AM   #236
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I've always been a Dodge guy and I love my first diesel. I see your '06 Liberty is a diesel? I know my
son (at UNOH to become a diesel mechanic) said the '13 Liberty's were going to have a diesel option
and didn't realize that earlier models were diesel powered.
05 & 06 you could get diesel. The new emissions standard came out in 07 and the engine could not meet it. Good hear they coming out with the diesel Liberty again, it is a great set up for towing. The first new car I bought 35 years ago was Dodge truck short box 1500 225 slant 6 and 3 on the tree manual transmission. Drove it to the bone yard with 250,000+ the rust took over, been Mopar ever since.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:31 AM   #237
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The 5.4 is a great engine with good low end torque. It's still put in motorhomes and the econoline. It got even better when they added a six speed tranny. As far as gas mileage it is only one mile gallon less then the 5.0 and two miles per gallon less then the ecoboost (combined highway and city) as per (fueleconomy.gov).
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:52 PM   #238
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Here's mine. (bringing home from the dealer when we bought it late last summer. And yes, my hitch was a tad low so I raised it up. ha Doesn't squat truck at all. hith on TV was too low and my front tires of my truck on going up a hill. haha )

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2004 Ford Expedition XLT Sport with HD Tow Package hooked to a 2013 JayFlight 26BH. Towed it home to VA from PA about 2hrs without any issues at all. Was able to climb the mountains at and acceptable speed with no change in engine temp. I will be watching the temps in the summer months. I do plan to add a larger transmission cooler before the temps start to rise dramatically.
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