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Old 04-16-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
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What experiences have people had with Ford Expedition. Towing a 31 ft AS.
Son looking at one, I use a suburban 2500 on a 34 ft and it works fine.

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Old 04-16-2012, 05:59 PM   #2
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I would say that that is too big of a trailer for the Expedition unless they have increased the towing capacity to that of the F-150. I am sure it would be ok in the flat lands but I think you are going to be stressing it. Does it have a tow package? I have the next size up (Excursion) and it pulls my 31 ft no problem.


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Old 04-16-2012, 06:18 PM   #3
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I was just looking at motor comparisons. Expedition has a little more motor than a Suburban...from what I've seen. Maybe the Suburban has lower gearing. Looking at the combined weight, I see the Expedition won't be enough. Used (non rust bucket) 3/4 tons are hard to come by up here in the northeast. May have to buy out of state and ship. Anyone have a 250 or 2500 for sale cheap?
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:34 PM   #4
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My expedition is only 400 pounds less towing capacity than my dads 3/4 ton suburban. It rides way better and the air suspension works great. Both are 4x4 don't know about 2wd.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:40 PM   #5
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I have a 2007 Expedition EL 4 x 4. I tow a 31' Sovereign & it tows beautifully. However, I've only traveled with it in the Midwest & haven't traversed any mountains. I intentionally bought the EL for the extra length of the wheelbase. It's my everyday vehicle, and it's my favorite ride I've ever had!

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Old 04-16-2012, 08:28 PM   #6
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The newer models may have been beefed up a little. The EL was created as a replacement for the Excursion. I don't know what other improvements they have made since then.

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Old 04-16-2012, 08:59 PM   #7
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I loved our Expedition, but I didn't love it as a tow vehicle. It may have been the shorter wheel base or not as strong suspension. We towed at the time a 30' Prowler. Perhaps a better weight system would have helped, but I wouldn't do it again personally.

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