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RE: 2012 Ford Expedition Towing 30' Travel Trailer

Didn't even think about that. Thank you BarneyS.
txnese 04/24/22 08:36pm Towing
RE: 2012 Ford Expedition Towing 30' Travel Trailer

Here’s what I found. Similar to newer expeditions. If you do not have HD trailering package, you can town about 7000 lbs and with HD trailering package you can do 9000 lbs. Finally got to CAT scale. Wheelbase 119. Here’s the measurements Steering Axel-Drive Axel-Trailer- Front fender- rear fender Tow Vehicle/5780 Travel trailer/6020--------------------36”-35” Without WDH engaged.----------------2360-4160-5280-36.75”-33.5” With WDH engaged (5-Link)----------2500-3960-5320-36.50”-33.75” With WDH engaged (4-Link)----------2620-3800-5360-36.25”-34” At 5 chain links as recommended, the trailer is almost perfect level. At 4 chain links, it’s got a slight incline. I did drive it back from CAT scale about 10 miles with 4-links, and it did feel better. I’ll try this setup on the next trip.
txnese 04/24/22 04:52pm Towing
RE: 2012 Ford Expedition Towing 30' Travel Trailer

Sorry, guys. Tongue weight is actually rated 775. Didn’t have my coffee this morning when I typed it. We typically only go for a 2-3 days, so not really a lot of gear, but I guess if you’re closer the limit. Every pound counts. I’ll try to verify actual weights at CAt this weekend.
txnese 04/22/22 09:13am Towing
RE: 2012 Ford Expedition Towing 30' Travel Trailer

I towed it home after purchase with my F250 with No WDH, no problems at all. The kids like riding in the expedition for the extra room. Learning as I go. I'll get it measured, but the weights per MFG as I found it. Trailer is 5400 dry weight, hitch weight is 715. The expedition is 6000-7000 towing and tongue weight is 575lbs. I don't have the OEM trailering package. The newer Expeditions with trailering package is rated at 9000-9300lbs, but it comes with 3.5 Eco Boost. Has anyone towed a trailer with the V6 EcoBoost? How's it handle?
txnese 04/22/22 07:57am Towing
RE: 2012 Ford Expedition Towing 30' Travel Trailer

I was using Mfg weights. The front wheel height was reduced to about 50% using the EAZ LIFT 48058 1,000 lbs Elite Kit. I was told to leave at least 5 chain links, so that was about as far as could go, I guess. Come to think of it, these measurements were taken before I loaded up trailer with camping gear. I'm going to re-check heights this weekend with similar gear loaded. I was going to upgrade to 2021 Expedition before the chip shortage, so we're waiting until everything comes back to normal. Just doing some research before we make the purchase, hopefully next year.
txnese 04/22/22 04:35am Towing
2012 Ford Expedition Towing 30' Travel Trailer

I have 2012 Ford Expedition 2WD with V8. I've installed Bilstein shocks and use Weight Distribution Hitch with sway bar. We towed our 30' travel trailer for the first time this past weekend. Travel trailer tongue weight and GVWR is near the max limits for the Expedition. We did okay towing, but there were times I felt it struggling going uphill and then some sway when 18-Wheelers drive by. Is there anything else I can do? Is there a 3/4 ton SUV? Thank you in advance.
txnese 04/21/22 07:52pm Towing
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