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Old 09-09-2015, 12:37 AM   #31
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Ford Excursion is the only choice for me. (3 kids St Bernard and my DW) Has enough room to bring who ever and whatever while still being able to tow most of the heaviest TT. I have the 2000 7.3 and wouldn't trade it for anything. There is tons for sale on the net. I wouldn't be scared of a V10 they are super strong with a lil regearing There is a ford-trucks forum that has all the info that you could ever dream of on the King od SUVs.
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Old 11-11-2015, 03:36 PM   #32
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Ford Excursion is the only choice for me. (3 kids St Bernard and my DW) Has enough room to bring who ever and whatever while still being able to tow most of the heaviest TT. I have the 2000 7.3 and wouldn't trade it for anything. There is tons for sale on the net. I wouldn't be scared of a V10 they are super strong with a lil regearing There is a ford-trucks forum that has all the info that you could ever dream of on the King od SUVs.
Getting back to this thread as I am once again on the hunt for the perfect TV for our family. Researched the Excursions and from what I can tell, even though they may have more power than my Expy, they do NOT have more payload. What a disappointment!! Looking at the Burbs but man, even the 10 year old ones are expensive!
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:05 PM   #33
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I might be looking at these number thru some beer goggles but check this site out shows a difference in the 2 TVs
http://www.fleet.ford.com/resources/...wing_Guide.pdf

This site you can compare the difference between the Burb,Ex and the Expy.
http://www.trailerlife.com/wp-conten...Guide-2005.pdf

This site you can find ALOT of info on the x and the campers people pull eith them a few pull quite heavier than your jayflight
Excursion - King of SUVs - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

I owned a Burb an X and an Armada the room in the X and the Armada is awesome
The burb is like a station wagon rides great but its hard to fit 7 adults the X 7 adults is like heaven. with lots of cargo room to spare. the X is built on a 250 frame where the Burb 1500 is built on a 1500 frame

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I must of only been looking at one configuration of the Excursion. The 2005 6.0L 4x2 had a payload of only 1555#. The 6.8 4x2 has a payload of 2444#. That's good news I guess if I can find one.


http://www.new-cars.com/2005/ford/fo...ion-specs.html
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Picked up our new to us 2001 Ford Excursion 6.8 V10 4X4, 4.3 gears 108,000 miles last night!


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Old 12-26-2015, 09:03 PM   #36
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Excursion are starting the get hard to find in the "rust belt" states, at least ones that do not have holes in them.

The Expedition EL (or Navigator L) has almost the same interior room as an Excursion and properly equipped has a GCWR of over 15,000 lbs (9,000 lbs trailer).

There WILL be an aluminum body version in (likely) 2018MY, and likely an 8/9 speed transmission. The 3.5L EcoBoost engine will likely have some updates by then.
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Depends on $$, but here is an option we've been looking at over the last year. Custom Autos By Tim in Guthrie, OK. Most have probably seen some of his work and didn't know who did it. We were looking at either stretching the rig in sig to a six door or converting to an excursion. Just another option. CABT ...The Stretch Truck Company! Upfitter
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