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Old 03-10-2007, 08:43 AM   #15
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Any new EL owners?

It has been a while now since Ford brought out the Expedition EL. Are there any new owners out there who can update us on their towing experience with the EL????? It would be great to hear a real life report or evaluation as opposed to speculation.

How well does the EL tow ? It is rated at 9000 lbs/4X2 and 8750 lbs/4X4. Are the tow ratings accurate or just hype. Does the added 12 inches of wheel base make a difference?


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Old 04-14-2007, 07:56 PM   #16
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we just bought a 2003 safari 25ss which ubw is 4800lbs and gvw is 6300lbs. we have a ford expedition with standars towing package which ford says is rated at 6000lbs. I have the 5.4 v8 with the new 6 spd trans with a 7 ch aux oil trans cooler and class iii receiver. I was a little worried about towing the vehicle but it seemed to do fine. I also have a ez lift wieght dist hitch. Our first trip was picking up the safari in birmingham and driving it home to atlanta, about 200 miles and everything seemed to do fine. Turned off the overdrive and cruised about 70mph the whole way. the rpms were about 2500-2800, which i was alittle concerned but found out that it runs like that when towing nothing with overdrive off. Hope everything will be fine with this tow combination....


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