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Old 12-02-2006, 04:01 PM   #29
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well, I got hooked up today....Sold my big red Truck last week to a farmer from Fla, who loved it. He; semailed me back to thank me. Glad to see it go to someone who will enjoy it.
Meanwhile I have been out scouring for a vehicle all week and today I got a 2000 Excursion V10 2wd Limited. Beautiful shape with just over 100k on it.
Can't wait to tow in style and comfort.
Thanks for all the info on these, and having read further I expect it will be a great mate for the Sovereign.
Going to get the Ford dealer to replace the plugs so we will be ready to cruise!!
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Old 12-02-2006, 04:07 PM   #30
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here is a shot of the "new to us" ride
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Old 12-02-2006, 04:18 PM   #31
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Congrats, Alan! Great looking Ex! Welcome to the wonderful world of the V10! If yours doesn't already have a Helwig sway bar in the rear, it's a good addition. PM me if you're interested in installing Land Yot's radius rods. I'll tell you how to get ahold of him. The two make all the difference in the world for the Ex.

Make sure your wheel lug nuts are properly torqued to keep the rotors from warping. Unless you spit a plug, there really isn't anything else these things need! A K&N filter intake kit has made about a 2mpg difference in mileage on mine as well.

Is yours the 4.10 rear end, or the 3.73?

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Old 12-02-2006, 09:33 PM   #32
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Alan,

Sweet ride! Make sure they use anti-seize on the plugs!
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Old 12-02-2006, 10:05 PM   #33
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I am new to this forum and have been reading for a bit. I just purchased last week a 2001 Excursion XLT V10 with the 4.3. Has 70,000 miles on it, has the K & N filter, some other stuff... and I really love it...never had a truck or SUV before.... Now if I can just find the perfect Airsteam..... I just want to be a happy camper lol....
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Old 12-03-2006, 08:46 AM   #34
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since you have the Exc the world of Airstreams is not limited to any specific size...you can pretty much look at the gamut up to the 34s. One member here lives in Fla and sells AS on this forum frequently, I got mine thru him after telling him what I was looking for. See the classifieds section.
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Old 12-03-2006, 11:16 AM   #35
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Congrats on the new rig Alan, I look forward to hearing how you like it.
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Old 12-03-2006, 04:35 PM   #36
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Thanks! We pick it up tommorow after work. Been reading on the Ford-truck forums about guys towing 9000lb trailers cross country with theirs. My 5000+ ought to be a breeze for it.
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Old 12-03-2006, 05:20 PM   #37
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Great Looking Tow Vehicle!

That thing looks brand new! I don't know much about diesels but some would say it's just getting broken-in at 100k.

When Danielle and I met you back in October at Hiawassee I know you were towing with a heavy duty truck. I'm sure you'll like Excursion - much more family friendly unless you have a true need for a pickup.

Anyway, the Ford looks great! Look forward to seeing you in Hiawassee in the spring.

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Old 12-03-2006, 05:29 PM   #38
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I have a 98 Expedition with 5.4 engine that has performed very good in pulling my 21' Sovereign. It gets about 10 or 11 mpg towing. The only time it has been in the shop is for oil changes, tires, and a front end alignment. It is rated to tow 7300 lbs but I don't think I would want to pull a unit much larger than mine with it. I do use overdrive on fairly level terrain.
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Old 12-03-2006, 06:33 PM   #39
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Welcome to the Excursion Owner's Club!

More research on plug problem implies it is serious problem for Triton 5.4L V8, not really the V10... You should be fine, and have plenty of trailer pulling power..

Free tip for wife comfort: Excursion rides much better with less air pressure in tires when not towing, and tows better with tires pumped up.. If you have access to compressor or easy way to adjust, it will ride a lot better around town at less than 50 psi cold...

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Old 12-03-2006, 08:13 PM   #40
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The v-10 does in fact have the same plug problems as the 5.4 ,done a few
myself ,there is a minimul amount of thread in the cylinder heads about 1/4 to maybe 3/8 of plug thread and thats the reason for the blowing out of the threads .Cannot worry about it though ,just keep driving on ,some had it happen some have not ,many more 5.4s around so youll hear more of them doing it .

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Old 12-03-2006, 09:38 PM   #41
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Excursion yes, Expedtion No!

I have a Linclon Navigator(same as Expedition just with more upgrades) 1/2 ton whereas Excursion is 3/4 ton.
I had been told that the Navigator would be fine as a TV but it was totally inadequate for my 87 34'. We just purchased a Dodge Cummins 3500, 1 ton and keep the Navigator as a second car because it is a nice vechicle used properly.
It would depend on the trailer, but I am not comfortable with a 1/2 ton for towing.
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Old 12-03-2006, 10:29 PM   #42
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Welcome to the world of the Excursion - bigger than our first house. I would concur with John McG about tire pressure. I normally run about 50 psi, but when towing on our most recent trip pumped the rears up to 80 psi.

In my opinion, the best tow vehicle ever invented.
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