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Dale Finch
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Re: Towing vehicle info - Ford Expedition?

Postby Dale Finch » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:59 pm

Carfax showed it was a 2014, sold July 2015, 1 NC owner until put up for sale June 29, 2017, no accident history.

Will be asking some questions of the salesman tomorrow (he was off today). I did figure out that even if it is rated for the 8900#, it is only that high if using a levelling hitch. So anywhere from $200-500 for a basic one, which I think is all I would need.

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Re: Towing vehicle info - Ford Expedition?

Postby staninlowerAL » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:51 am

Dale Finch wrote:Carfax showed it was a 2014, sold July 2015, 1 NC owner until put up for sale June 29, 2017, no accident history.
There are some out there, low milage, etc. The one I am driving and you saw it at DSCF was 3 years old when I got it, had 12K miles. 2nd owner.

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Re: Towing vehicle info - Ford Expedition?

Postby Shane Nelson » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:13 am

Dale Finch wrote:Carfax showed it was a 2014, sold July 2015, 1 NC owner until put up for sale June 29, 2017, no accident history.

Will be asking some questions of the salesman tomorrow (he was off today). I did figure out that even if it is rated for the 8900#, it is only that high if using a levelling hitch. So anywhere from $200-500 for a basic one, which I think is all I would need.

Dale, I got this hitch from etrailer (link at bottom) for our camper (it's a bumper pull, 31' and weighs close to 10K) and it's been a good hitch with no complaints. It has sway control as well. etrailer has a lot of weight distrubution hitches and ours had free shipping and was less than $300.00 Ours is the Pro Series and it's nice, can't see paying $500 for a different name. https://www.etrailer.com/Weight-Distrib ... 49903.html
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Re: Towing vehicle info - Ford Expedition?

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:08 pm

Thanks, Chipmaker! I bit the bullet and bought the 2014 Expedition EL Limited. It will be OK as is to pull the 18' trailer with 1 cub, with plenty of leeway. I will meanwhile check out etrailer, etc., to start getting the levelling hitch.

It barely fits in my garage! Think I will like it.

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Re: Towing vehicle info - Ford Expedition?

Postby Super A » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:39 pm

Dale Finch wrote:Thanks, Chipmaker! I bit the bullet and bought the 2014 Expedition EL Limited. It will be OK as is to pull the 18' trailer with 1 cub, with plenty of leeway. I will meanwhile check out etrailer, etc., to start getting the levelling hitch.

It barely fits in my garage! Think I will like it.


You might want to try loading your trailer and taking a short drive to see how things act before you spend the money on the hitch. I've pulled a Super A and Cub on my 18' trailer, with my half ton truck, and really didn't have any trouble. Both have wheel weights. I could definitely tell they were back there, but I was able to load them so that the nose of the truck wasn't pointing up in the air. I don't know how things would have gone on a long trip, this was only a 15-20 mile trip.

Do spend the money for a good brake controller!

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Re: Towing vehicle info - Ford Expedition?

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:25 pm

If your Expedition has a 2 inch receiver tube on it, it should be ready for a load leveler hitch, only need the parts directly associated with the trailer.
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Re: Towing vehicle info - Ford Expedition?

Postby Dale Finch » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:53 pm

The main reason I MUST get the leveller is that without it, the Expedition EL is only certified for 6000#, and with it 8900#. My guess is that if I actually checked the ratings on the F250 truck I've been using to haul stuff, I might find it is out of limits, too. But it always towed fine, and I felt comfortable with its performance.

I plan to put one cub on it and play with the brake controller so I know how to do it. I'll also take it to the scales to confirm the trailer weight, as well as the vehicle and cub.

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Re: Towing vehicle info - Ford Expedition?

Postby ricky racer » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:18 pm

I think you'll enjoy your new Cub hauler. :wink:
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