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Old 07-19-2012, 01:53 PM   #11
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I am getting all this info from dealer now!!!!
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:28 PM   #12
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The Ex will tow your camper just fine. My 06 v8 Mountaineer tows my 6000lb tt like a champ and it has the 4.6. It maxes out at 7100 lbs. Just make sure you have the factory tow package, hang those body panels straight, shoot it and and enjoy your new to you tv.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:50 PM   #13
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snip...... The Ex will tow your camper just fine. My 06 v8 Mountaineer tows my 6000lb tt like a champ and it has the 4.6.....snip
Just curious, is the 6,000lbs the TT's actual loaded weight, or it's GVWR?

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Gvwr is 6200. Like most people, I am estimating it's actual weight. From the factory, with nothing in it, it weighs in at 4200. That's no battery or propane. With all the junk we bring with us, (firewood, bikes, bedding, toiletries, games, tables, chairs, razor scooters, tools, grill, food, water, clothes, tv,s) I'm quite sure I'm scraping the ceiling of the gvwr. Why do you ask?
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snip...... Why do you ask?
I recalled that the 19BH had a GVWR around 6,000lbs, so when you stated that your TV tows your 6,000lb TT like a champ, I was curious if this was an actual CAT scale "loaded weight" or the TT's GVWR. My thought was that the clarification would be helpful to the OP in the event he takes his TT to a CAT scale for a loaded weigh-in.

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Old 07-21-2012, 10:38 PM   #16
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The Expedition I got has the factory tow package......
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:26 AM   #17
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My Jayco Jayflight weighs roughly 5000 pds empty and they say no more than 7500 full...So In my bodyshop I have a 2003 wrecked ford expedition capable of towing 8900 pounds....now what they say vehicles can tow and what they actually can tow I know to be 2 different things!!!! For example My 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 conversion van I was told could tow 5500 and my other TT weighed 4000,needless to say I almost didnt make it back from Hersheypark last summer coming down rte 83.....
So what I would like to know before dropping the money into fixing this Expedition is.....Am I going to have issues towing my TT with this vehicle????? I have been renting Ford F-250s from enterprise at $50 a day when I want to go camping....My grand daughters like it so much I want to be able to go on a moments notice only expense gas and campground...not the added expense of Truck Rentals.....
When I look at potential TV low cost ones at $20,000 all have 100,000 miles on them allready and I really cant see puttin that kinda cake out for a truck thats lifespan is now very short!!!!!! Any help on this subject would be greatly appreciated.....Thanks!!!!
We need to know what the Expedition is equipped with to give sound advice- What does the door sticker tell you? Is it a diesel or gas?- My 95 F-350 had 287k on the odometer when she was "retired" from fulltiming, but she was a 7.3 diesel- JMHO- DD
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snip........Is it a diesel or gas?- .....snip
In his follow-up post the OP did say the Expedition had the 5.4L, so that would be a gasser.

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The Expedition I got has the factory tow package......
I say, if the Ex is in good shape mechanically, you are good to go. Enjoy your new tv.
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All Expy's of that vintage are equiped with a 3.73 rear with a four speed auto o/d trans. Mine has the 5.4L which gives you the 8950lb towing capacity. Interestingly enough, the trailer towing package only includes a factory wired 7 pin connector. The trans coolers, radiators, rear-end, alternator and everything else is already there. Even the hitch is already installed regardless of trim level. the only thing possibly missing is a 7-pin and brake controller. Even if it's not there, the blue wire for brake power is already run along the frame rails, it's hidden in a wire loom and needs to be connected at both ends.

I tow a 27BHS (26BH is the current designation) with mine and it does it just fine. Enough power to get the job job done and enough curb weight to keep the TV in front of the TT. Gas mileage will be a little low, about 9 mpg. The only gripe I have is with the IRS on the Expy, it can be a little squishy. Best of luck to you. Good combination.
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