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Old 02-22-2014, 07:38 AM   #1
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:11 AM   #2
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Payload, payload, payload....
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Not much different than the current model-
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My point, the biggest limiting factor is your still stuck with the same payload limitations as before regardless of the switch from that old & tired V8 to the new Eco-Boost....
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Payload on my 2003 Expedition is 1,600 lbs. Not a limit for me.
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Wow, if the sticker inside your door says max payload 1,600lbs - thats pretty high as to what I saw when on the lot in 2013.

Subtract your tongue weight from your trailer, your passengers and what you throw in the back of it....

27FB so I'm going to say (conservatively) 1,000 lbs of hitch and trailer weight on your tongue (my 27FB with ProPride getting ready to camp is more around 1,100 - 1,200 with all tanks empty, etc.) and add to that 1,00lbs of tongue weight two adults (300lbs) and 50lbs of misc stuff (clothes, tools, etc.)....

You are now at the conservative end of 1,350 with a fairly empty trailer - so you are sitting pretty nicely at 250lbs of wiggle room - Not Bad!

A 2013 Ford F-150 Eco Boost that I purchased and owned for about a week - loaded with options and a 200 pound cap with two adults in it had me with with only 700lbs capacity for my trailers tongue weight, and I didn't even have anything in the bed of the trailer yet.

But I gotta admit - LOVED that EcoBoost engine and it was a very nice riding, well appointed truck - just not enough payload....
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And outdated styling back to 2004 or 1999...
It is severely overdue for new sheet metal- not more plastic and chrome to disguise the fact that it is still the same-
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I see it still has the same 60k powertrain warranty. I'll stick with GM or Dodge with 100k warranty thank you!
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I see it still has the same 60k powertrain warranty. I'll stick with GM or Dodge with 100k warranty thank you!
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Wow, if the sticker inside your door says max payload 1,600lbs - thats pretty high as to what I saw when on the lot in 2013.
Payload of 1615 lbs according to the owners manual and Independent four wheel suspension with four wheel drive (2HI/AWD/4WD/4WD low). Adding up the axle ratings and there's more. This is a 11 year old truck. I'd like a new F-150 but they don't all measure up.
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The max payload figure is in your door jamb, not in the manual. Go and check as you might be surprised as have been many others...
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Unlike pickups, the door jam sticker is silent on payload. It does give both front and rear axle ratings along with a GVWR. The difference between the vehicles empty weight and maximum weight rating is about 1,600 lbs. This makes sense when you consider it is designed to carry up to eight adult passengers and their stuff, and unlike trucks, base model Expeditions are pretty loaded with options to start.

I've weighed the rig at a CAT scale with the Airstream hitched and fully loaded for travel and both axles are below their maximum. I admit I have to watch what goes into the vehicle to keep the weight in check. My German Shorthair Pointer occupies the rear cargo area (third row seats folded flat), and just a few things stuffed around the middle seats.

I've owned this vehicle since new and pretty much lucked out that it can adequately tow the Airstream I bought last year. It's 2-valve windsor V8 struggles in the mountains so the ecoboost will be a welcome change for the new models.
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