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Old 05-14-2015, 05:44 PM   #11
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Call ford with your Vin numbers, not the deal but ford service. They will give all the build info and towing info.
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:20 PM   #12
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Take both to the CAT Scale and see which has been he best payload. If both can handle the weight pick the more comfy of the two.
The CAT Scale is your friend.
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I like the specs on the ecoboost. I would go with that one. Although is there a chance you could try towing the trailer or something similar with each vehicle first then make your choice.
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:42 PM   #14
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I have a 2004 Ford Expedition with an 8950# tow rating when using a WDH. We are buying a trailer with a 6000 GTWR. I wouldn't want to go any higher than that but we also have a large family that takes away from our payload. Our max payload is 1555#. I have only 700-800# max left for the tongue.

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I'd go with the F150, both for the extra length for more stability and it probably has more payload and overall towing capacity.

PS: We have friends who own both of those vehicles and a 24 foot Cougar trailer. She told me they've towed with both and the truck handles it much better, especially on hills.
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The payload on the F150 is 1999 lbs and Expo is 1750 lbs. My family consist of 2 adults, 190 me and wife 120. two children 65 and 45 lbs. No pets and 4 bicycles. We travel very light and usually buy the food we need once we get to our destination. My only concern on the F150 is that it doesn't have the HD Tow Package. I looked inside the engine and has two large Radiators. Not the typical little one that comes with older F150s HD Tow Package. Very valuable info gentlemen. Thank You all for your expertise.

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Old 05-15-2015, 08:13 AM   #17
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MBoza -

I've worked for Ford for 27+ years. If you give me the VIN's on both vehicles, I can print you all the specifics including Hbom (Build of material), options, ratios, any warranty work done, etc.
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I have a 2004 Ford Expedition with an 8950# tow rating when using a WDH. We are buying a trailer with a 6000 GTWR. I wouldn't want to go any higher than that but we also have a large family that takes away from our payload. Our max payload is 1555#. I have only 700-800# max left for the tongue.

http://www.fleet.ford.com/resources/...s/2004_All.pdf
That was also my discovery when we bought the X23B and pulled it with our '03 Expe. The TT weighed roughly 4400# loaded, no problem right? We're towing about 1/2 of what it could tow. Oops, we were also 600# on the tongue which was shy of the Rear GAWR by about 200#. We would have maxed the rear axle well before getting to the Max Tow Weight.
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Here's the skinny...

2015 F150 5.0L 385hp - 387lb.-ft. of torque 9000lb. tow capacity 14,300 GCWR

It has a trans cooler and an engine oil cooler, 3.31 gears, NON-limited slip (dealbreaker for me), base payload pkg., standard 6-speed trans with TOW/HAUL mode.

2015 Expedition EL 3.5 EcoBoost 365hp - 420lb.-ft. torque 9,100lb. tow capacity 15,300 GCWR.

It has an engine cooler and heavy duty trans cooler, 3.73 gears, locking differential.

Again..go with the Expedition. Especially if it has the Heavy Duty Tow pkg. Towing with an open rear just isn't a good thing to do.
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