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Old 07-03-2018, 07:49 AM   #61
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You ever even driven one of these?


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Thank you for that, as an owner of an 04 with 230k of my own miles on it, I just don't understand what some of these folks are talking about. In fact, after our week-long trip to OBX last week from Atlanta, I fell in love with my Ex even more. What other, standard, tow vehicle out there can haul 7 people, a large dog, a generator, 2 full 5 gallon jugs of gas, tools and other oddities on the inside, plus 2 kayaks and a 3 person canoe on the roof. All while pulling a 25' Airstream? (and no, I am not overloading it, I am well within its limits) That's not even the part of why I fell deeper in love with it on this last trip. After getting to where we were going (Frisco Beach National Park, Ocean Waves Campground, and Oregon Inlet National Park), I could drive this thing on the beach (mine is a 4x4). We got to drive out and see the wild Mustangs on Corolla Beach, so cool. I have decided to keep it even longer and just have the motor gone over soon for our trip out west next year.

Enjoy your travels with what you got!
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Old 07-03-2018, 08:25 AM   #62
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Thank you for that, as an owner of an 04 with 230k of my own miles on it, I just don't understand what some of these folks are talking about. In fact, after our week-long trip to OBX last week from Atlanta, I fell in love with my Ex even more. What other, standard, tow vehicle out there can haul 7 people, a large dog, a generator, 2 full 5 gallon jugs of gas, tools and other oddities on the inside, plus 2 kayaks and a 3 person canoe on the roof. All while pulling a 25' Airstream? (and no, I am not overloading it, I am well within its limits) That's not even the part of why I fell deeper in love with it on this last trip. After getting to where we were going (Frisco Beach National Park, Ocean Waves Campground, and Oregon Inlet National Park), I could drive this thing on the beach (mine is a 4x4). We got to drive out and see the wild Mustangs on Corolla Beach, so cool. I have decided to keep it even longer and just have the motor gone over soon for our trip out west next year.

Enjoy your travels with what you got!
X2 My 2002 LIMITED 7.3 D has 274K on it and we love it. I did upgrade to Bilstein shocks, Bendix Ambulance (heavy duty) brake pads and rotors, Hellwig sway bars, Red Head steering box and added 80HP and engine braking with a DP Tuner but this ride does everything we need and is holding up great! You can fit a ton of people or ton of stuff inside and on top without worry.
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Old 07-04-2018, 05:04 AM   #63
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You ever even driven one of these?


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Why would I want to? Understand the phrase: polar moment of inertia? I’ve driven plenty of station wagons. Wouldn’t occur to me to further worsen their basic handling. Unlike too many, I can read a spec sheet. Interpret test results. The Excursion is terrible.

Try something well-suited. This, I believe, you haven’t.
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Old 07-04-2018, 05:06 AM   #64
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Thank you for that, as an owner of an 04 with 230k of my own miles on it, I just don't understand what some of these folks are talking about. In fact, after our week-long trip to OBX last week from Atlanta, I fell in love with my Ex even more. What other, standard, tow vehicle out there can haul 7 people, a large dog, a generator, 2 full 5 gallon jugs of gas, tools and other oddities on the inside, plus 2 kayaks and a 3 person canoe on the roof. All while pulling a 25' Airstream? (and no, I am not overloading it, I am well within its limits) That's not even the part of why I fell deeper in love with it on this last trip. After getting to where we were going (Frisco Beach National Park, Ocean Waves Campground, and Oregon Inlet National Park), I could drive this thing on the beach (mine is a 4x4). We got to drive out and see the wild Mustangs on Corolla Beach, so cool. I have decided to keep it even longer and just have the motor gone over soon for our trip out west next year.

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Plenty of vans would be better.

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Old 07-06-2018, 02:56 PM   #65
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Hi all,

We are in the midst of purchasing a 2007 27FB Classic with a 9000 GVR. My wife doesn't care for pickups so I am looking for a Ford Excursion with a 7.3 diesel or the Ford v10.

Has anyone had any experience towing an 8 to 10K trailer with an Excursion?
Any input would be appreciated and if the excursion work works it will be an F250 Super Duty.

Thanks in advance.

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Plenty of vans would be better.

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Going back to the OP's question, which I have re-added above, do you have any experience towing with an Excursion? He is looking for honest answers from folks that have real-world experience using the machinery in question. He did not ask for peoples general opinions or what they prefer to tow with. I am sure if someone has had a bad experience towing with an Excursion they will chime in here, as they should. This kind of stuff just makes it harder for people to find the answers they are looking for. It's unnecessary chatter.

Hey, maybe a van might be better! I have no idea. You know why? Because I have never had experience towing with one!

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Old 07-06-2018, 05:33 PM   #66
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Plenty of Excursion owners have chimed in with actual experience trying to be helpful.

Slowmover is a troll with no actual experience and just chooses to keep bashing Excursions as he has on many threads for whatever reason.

He is ridiculous and has successfully reduced this thread to uselessness. Good job.
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Old 07-06-2018, 06:56 PM   #67
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Just be aware that high center of gravity tow vehicles can have stability issues.

The title is wrong. The truck flipped. That trailer is still standing.

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X2 My 2002 LIMITED 7.3 D has 274K on it and we love it. I did upgrade to Bilstein shocks, Bendix Ambulance (heavy duty) brake pads and rotors, Hellwig sway bars, Red Head steering box and added 80HP and engine braking with a DP Tuner but this ride does everything we need and is holding up great! You can fit a ton of people or ton of stuff inside and on top without worry.
You can get ambulance springs on them too. Wonít ride very smooth but increases the weight you can carry on the axle.
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Old 09-02-2018, 09:27 PM   #69
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7.3 Excursion

I may be a little late joining this conversation but here is my experience with a 2000 7.3 Ex.
Plenty of power to tow and plenty of room for passengers or gear....or just A LOT of gear. As stated above maybe not so good for hauling fuel but you can haul everything else with no problems.
They are built on the F250 frame but weigh nearly 4 tons on their own. The brakes are pretty heavy duty and Iíve added drilled and slotted rotors to help out a bit.
I previously had a V10 that ran her last run at around 290,000 and is now my parts truck. She did the trick but not as easy as the diesel.
The 7.3ís are strong and reliable and are half million mile motors.
My Ď89 32í Argosy has a dry weight of 5800 and a max of 7300 and Iíve had no problems up or down NJ and PA roads. I know we arenít very mountainous in these parts but sheíll do what you need her to, Iím sure.
Youíd definitely be pulling with a heavyweight vehicle that was made for the job.
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Old 09-09-2018, 06:11 AM   #70
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Plenty of Excursion owners have chimed in with actual experience trying to be helpful.

Slowmover is a troll with no actual experience and just chooses to keep bashing Excursions as he has on many threads for whatever reason.

He is ridiculous and has successfully reduced this thread to uselessness. Good job.
Naw, unlike you I learned to read. Inferences and deductions.

The Ex is a bad design with worse execution. Why thatís so isnt dependent on my opinion. Why an Airstream is an excellent design as to road-going ability (presently without peer) is also not dependent on my opinion.

Grow up. Physics matters.

That your familyís safety is a low priority is on you. You want to argue in favor of the very worst TV, its what youíre doing.

Be sure to add a lift kit and some off-road tires.
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Old 09-09-2018, 12:13 PM   #71
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Early August 2018, I15 near Idaho falls, 2002 Excursion 7.3, 277K miles on clock, 27FB Coach, Reese Dual Cam weight distribution, 62MPH, 35MPH Crosswind from Drivers side (storm rolling in) flat right front tire on Ex. Noticed a slight right pull and hop along with TP monitor alert. Steered and braked smoothly and quickly off road. Tire was completely flat. Ex was rock solid no sway no abrupt feedback in control. Tire change and rolling again in 20 minutes. We made a great choice buying an Ex for our TV.
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Old 09-10-2018, 05:59 PM   #72
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Oh No, based one of the folks responses, I just really screwed up!!

Last week purchased now my third 7.3 Excursion,

1. 2001, 7.3 Drove to 99,900 miles (sold it)
2. 2002, 7.3 It now has 402,000 miles (still have it, will keep it for DD)
3. 2000, 7.3 Just purchased it with 134,000 on the OD, in GREAT condition!

As someone that has put over 500K miles on Excursions (all 7.3), have towed all over Canada to the bottom of Florida, I will tell you this:

Like any other tow rig, you have to set things up correctly, if so, they are a great tow vehicle, if not, their not.

Maybe the problem for some is not the vehicle, but who's setting up the hitch and adjusting the brake system.

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Old 09-22-2018, 08:40 AM   #73
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Naw, unlike you I learned to read. Inferences and deductions.
Exactly my point. You have no actual experience. Your opinion is based off what you have read, probably from the internet yet you trash those with actual real world experiences. That is called a Troll and your shear ignorance is why the internet is exactly not the place to seek information.
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Old 11-29-2018, 11:05 PM   #74
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Iím in the market for a 7.3 Excursion 4x4. Anyone have information on what these sell for in excellent condition with 150-200k mileage? On the top end Iím finding listings in the $17-23k range, but KBB has these valued at under $10k. Are these sellers even in the right ballpark?
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High demand, low supply drives up the price

Long live the Ex....
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Old 11-30-2018, 11:59 AM   #76
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I own one of those ďrareĒ 5.9 JGCís so I get the demand vs supply angle.

Question remains...whatís the prevailing market price for excellent condition Ex7.3ís? Any existing/former Ex7.3 owners are free to PM me with their own purchase/sales inputs.
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I’m in the market for a 7.3 Excursion 4x4. Anyone have information on what these sell for in excellent condition with 150-200k mileage? On the top end I’m finding listings in the $17-23k range, but KBB has these valued at under $10k. Are these sellers even in the right ballpark?
KBB doesn't mean anything on certain vehicles and anything with a 7.3 is one of them. Finding a 7.3 truck or Ex in great condition is becoming harder by the day and they are commanding high prices. If you find a good one and it's what you want just think about the $70K and up they are getting for new trucks that may not be as reliable as the 7.3.

Join or lurk over on the FTE Excursion forums to learn more.....
PS I own a 7.3 pickup that I will never part with, and I have considered picking up a nice EX if one came along although I am somewhat limited on parking here with 4 vehicles already.
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I'm near Dallas. I paid $17K for a 150,000 mile 2001 7.3 Excursion 4x4 in very good condition 6 months ago. It seems like way to much but it was what the market was. I've since changed the locking hubs, put on bilstien shocks and a rear anti-sway bar, flushed the transmission and put in LED headlight bulbs.
I'd buy it again.
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You could also get the V-10 version and you can get one of those for a few thou. Use the $10k over a 7.3 and buy gas for it. 7.3 is a good engine but there are still more maintenance costs over the V10. I mean my V10 has been one change of spark plugs and oil changes about 6 quarts.



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You could also get the V-10 version and you can get one of those for a few thou. Use the $10k over a 7.3 and buy gas for it. 7.3 is a good engine but there are still more maintenance costs over the V10. I mean my V10 has been one change of spark plugs and oil changes about 6 quarts.



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Very good point. Diesel up here is almost 25 cents a litre higher than gas.....
Combined with typically higher maintenance costs, (oil and filter), it almost doesn't make sense to run a diesel...
..and I have one Isuzu 6BD1, two Cummins and a Toyota 3.4l Hino engined Landcruiser.
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