Last post on Jun 17, 2013 at 9:13 PM
You are in the Ford Expedition
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Ford Expedition, Towing, SUV
#64 of 68 Re: Heavy Duty Tow Package-Hitch different? [naturist18a]
Feb 19, 2013 (5:27 am)
The reciever is not enough to tell you it has the HD package, they all have the receiver and it is the same. You need to check the VIN or look for the coolers.
#65 of 68 New to towing and campers
Jun 13, 2013 (3:36 pm)
My wife and I have a small pop-up. Looking to upgrade to something bigger. I have the use of a 2004 Ford Expedition 4X4 4.6L XLT SUV. Has the 4 pin electrical hookup.
I am seriously confused with all of these numbers in Gross this and Gross that. I find that the base curb weight is 5,499 and max towing capacity is 5,000. The GVWR is 7100 and the GCWR is 10,700.
I cannot figure out what it all means and how much I can actually tow. I thought I could easily tow a 26 foot camper off this thing. After I look at the weights it looks like this truck isn't strong enough to tow more than coleman pop up.
I could really use some help with this and shed a little light on my ingnorance.
#66 of 68 Re: New to towing and campers [armorbee]
Jun 15, 2013 (8:47 am)
Your vehicle has a max towing capacity of 5000#. You need the 5.4 engine with a 7 pin connector(for trailer brakes) in order to tow 8500#. You cannot tow a 26 ft camper with the setup you have.
#67 of 68 Re: New to towing and campers [armorbee]
Jun 17, 2013 (4:43 am)
Cob is spot on. GVWR is the total weight of the Expedition - vehicle plus occupants, luggage, etc not including the trailer. GCWR is the total weight of everything - Expedition, occupants, luggage, and the loaded trailer. GCWR = GVWR + loaded trailer.
#68 of 68 Re: New to towing and campers [armorbee]
Jun 17, 2013 (9:13 pm)
Good advice. I had the same vehicle. I will say, the 4.6 is more capable than you think. You put a little 4x6 trailer behind it and you feel it, but you also put a flatbed with a car on it and it tires just as well. Get a 22 foot trailer with no slides and have fun. That should put you in a comfortable place to tow. I hope you have fun.