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Old 08-09-2015, 08:27 PM   #11
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97 expy 4.6 towing 30' jayco eagle camper gvwr 7500 need help!

For a one time haul to get it home id say take it slow. As a tow vehicle for regular trips I'd say the trailer is too heavy regardless of upgrades... I know that some would tow that heavy in a similarly rated truck and not think twice until they had truck issues and then they would say why is my truck broke....

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Old 08-12-2015, 09:29 AM   #12
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The title alone of this thread gave my spine a shudder. The answer is absolutely 100% NO WAY. The 2 Valve 4.6 is not a heavy towing engine. That tranny will boil out before he gets there with that set up. The engine will be at 4000-5000 RPM the whole time with that trailer behind it with an unlocked converter.

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Old 08-14-2015, 11:34 AM   #13
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Towing locally you will be fine IMO, but I wouldn't be going more than a 100-150 miles tops one way, and at that no faster than 60mph. My set up is in my sig and I know Im over weight. The Tahoe does it, but by no means am I breaking any land speed records or traveling out of state. The expeditions have a 4R70 trans that IMO are not great for working. Ideally you will want an excursion or a 3/4 ton truck or bigger to get the job done on a trip that long.

A few things Id do the the expedition if I were going to tow something that large

1. Make sure I have LT load range E tires
2. Make sure they are fully inflated (at least the rears) when towing
3. Check into a set of timbrens if the back of the truck sags too much when hooked up
4. Run a heavier oil (thicker oil, I run 15w50 full synthetic in all my vehicles, including my lawn mower) (I know I will catch slack for saying that, but every little bit helps, that engines going to be worked hard)
5. Keep the Overdrive turned off while towing
6. Change the trans fluid and filter annually (you should be doing that anyway)
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Old 08-14-2015, 12:05 PM   #14
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Honestly, no. You should not haul it with that truck. 4.6L AND an open rear? No.

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