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Old 01-10-2003, 07:59 PM   #15
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I met a couple in BC who are fulltiming in their 2001 34' A/S and they tow it with a Yukon.


And they said it handles it with no problems. Seemed a little too small for that size of a trailer, but hey that's what makes life great, we all see things differently!

I'd say it's an Expedition.


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Old 01-10-2003, 08:18 PM   #16
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No doubt that is an Expedition. My 34' max weight is just that...8900lbs and although I tow it with an F250 diesel, I see no problem towing it with the Expedition other then I would prefer more buffer if it were me. When these companies set a max tow limit, they are just that and if kept at or under that weight along with proper weight distr. equipment, brake controller, inflated tires and common sense, they 'should' tow safely. They wouldn't list it as such if it wasn't capable or they would spend too much time in court. I would be willing to bet though that he is slowing up traffic trying to climb that hill and begging his wife to let him buy a diesel!

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Old 01-10-2003, 08:25 PM   #17
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Why are there no WBCCI numbers on the A/S?
I noticed that too...which is why I looked for the photo credit. In my opinion, the photo appears to be "burned out or highlighted" where the numbers would be. However, if you look at the photo credits (page 2), the trailer owners are listed both by number & name, as well as noting they were on an Alaskan Caravan when the photo was taken.

Further curiousity caused me to look them up in the directory, which is coded with the numerous national caravans they have been on...

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Old 01-10-2003, 08:37 PM   #18
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I thought the same thing, that they had been airbrushed out of the photo or something but then they were listed with their numbers inside the cover credits. Odd.
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Old 01-10-2003, 09:34 PM   #19
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I just looked at the cover credits for the first time. The 3rd couple listed, Ardell and Martha Mayton are members of our unit.

We were in the middle of my first WBCCI rally in Seguin, TX in about September when they drove in. They had just an hour before rolled in from Alaska, from the very trip where that photo must have been taken, dropped their trailer at home, and came out to the rally.

They are quite active in our WBCCI unit and were co-hosts at our latest rally.
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Old 01-11-2003, 09:18 AM   #20
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Doesn't make sense to me either...

why would they airbrush out the WBCCI numbers and leave in the vehicle's license plate? and turn around and give you the WBCCI numbers in the credits? Strange, very strange.

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Old 01-13-2003, 02:02 PM   #21
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Yep, those are Expeditions.........

And, as I mentioned in other dialogues in this forum over the past 3-4 months, I got my cart literally before my horse when I bought our '86 31' Sovereign. I thought I could pull it with my 5.4L Expedition. Oh, I could pull it okay; I just wouldn't want to tow it very far. The Sovereign has a loaded GVWR of 8300 pounds. The Expedition max is only 6000, and the 5.4L engine is the biggest one available (at least it was in the year 2000 models - they haven't changed have they?). My wife brought in the mail Saturday and I was standing there looking at those 34' rigs going up a hill, being towed by Expeditions, wondering what I missed. My loaded trailer sits pretty darn heavy behind our new 8.1 Vortec GMC 2500HD - even on the relatively flat land of south Georgia. I'm wondering if the whole catalog scenario was just posed for picture effect.
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Old 01-13-2003, 03:24 PM   #22
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"We" must remember the pic of the Airstream being towed by the bicycle. However, one of the above posts relates that the folks actually do tow with that vehicle.

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Old 01-13-2003, 04:49 PM   #23
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Thanks for the picture, Shari. Now the posts make some sense, though I wouldn't know an Expidition from an Excursion.
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Old 01-14-2003, 10:00 AM   #24
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Definitely Expeditions, around 1998 by the front bumper. We have an Expedition with a 4.6 that is rated at 4300. I towed a SOB with it and it was very white knuckled. We got an Excursion (6.8L V10) rated at 10000. Tows real well. The GVWR of our A/S is 6300. The new (2002) Expeditions are rated at 8900.

The Expeditions in my wife's and she doesn't want anything else so I am looking at a new one for her and to tow with. This would allow us out of the Excursion. I could get something a little more frugal for around town.

I was amazed to see the front cover with an Expedition and a triple-axle. I guess some people like to run right on the limits. Not me.

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