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Old 02-25-2011, 06:11 PM   #1
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Feedback on '11 Yukon/Expedition as TV's

Looking to replace my '06 GMC 2500 4x4 crew cab (gas) with a Yukon or Expedition 4x4. They both come in with specs to tow a Safari 25 FB comfortably. Looking for real life experience please. I have to mention right up front that I'm partial to the Ford for political reasons, especially with GM stock falling below the IPO price yesterday.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:59 PM   #2
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Just to keep thread alive.. We pull heavy Excella 25 (heavy interior furnishings...) with Ford Excursion and 5.4L Triton V8.. Won't fly over steep mountain passes much faster than 50 mph, but does fine.. I'd opt for Expedition EL for longer wheelbase, but suspect you are looking to go shorter.. We've seen a number of Yukon'Tahoe/ Expedition's towing 25's and haven't heard of problems... Shorter wheelbase means some care needed on balance and sway control and watching trailer weights, so trailer won't weigh more than truck...
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My first Airstream was a 2005 25'SS Safari and I pulled it with a 2005 Ford Expedition (5.4L V8). The Expedition did a great job towing the 25 footer. No problems; it was like it wasn't back there. Both the trailer and the TV were wrecked in 2008; the Airstream was totalled, the Expedition was repaired. I then purchased a 2007 27FB Safari SE and towed it with the Expedition. I don't know wether the increase in weight/length, or the Expedition being formerly wrecked had anything to do with it, but the Expedition did not perform as well towing the 27'; it seemed underpowered and unstable. I traded the Expedition in for an F350 Dually; needless to say, no probs towing now.

Bottom line: An Expedition is a great tow vehicle for a 25' or below Airstream.
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