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Old 06-02-2017, 11:04 AM
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We have a 2015 Lincoln Navigator with the EcoBoost. It tows my X-15 great. We are getting a new 2018 Navigator as soon as they come out. I've heard it will be 450 hp with 500ft/lbs of torque.
I had a 2013 Taurus SHO with the 3.5 (tuned) and it was good. Switched to a suburban after the 3rd kid and needed more space for road trips. The new Navi is very nice and wife says I can have one when I can buy it 2 years used, so sometime in 2019 =). I was hoping the new Expi would look more like the Exploder but it's still a marked improvement from the old style. My only complaint was that the SHO was fun enough that I never actually got the rated MPG but I 100% blame that on the gas pedal/throttle position sensor. I expect similar results with the Navi/Expi 3.5 EB's too.
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Old 06-02-2017, 01:27 PM
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I just rented one for 3 days and even though I'm a GM guy, it really drove nice! The power is very smooth and comes on strong. Feels spirited in driving it! I have no idea on the towing ability so can't comment.

We also rented a suburban over Christmas and put on 2000 miles. Drove real nice too but I did notice it always had a slight hesitation (in tranny shifting and/or engine), when driving around the lake in the 20-40 MPH range. Just felt strange having a slight hesitation. Other than that, suburban drove very well. Definitely prefer the GMC over Chevy. My wife said the Chevy looked like a pimp mobile with a big, chrome front grill smiling at you!
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Old 06-02-2017, 02:51 PM
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i tow quite a bit with my 2008. my boat/trailer combo is about 6k when loaded and the expedition pulls it great. I will be getting a new expedition soon. im just waiting on the 2018 to come out so i can see them in person to see if like the styling or if i should look for a 2015-17. i am sure the 2018's will tow as well, if not better than the older body style. i would only get the expedition el if you wanted the extra room or are doing a lot of long distance towing.
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Old 06-05-2017, 02:36 PM
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ended up getting a tahoe. by a stroke of luck i created a good deal. I looked at the 2017 expy and just couldn't do it. The interior and exterior need the 2018 update. Wasn't willing to wait until December as my current truck would have gained another 20k miles and really reduced trade in.
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Old 06-05-2017, 04:39 PM
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Old 06-05-2017, 04:40 PM
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I've towed my X14 with an explorer (naturally aspirated 3.5) and a suburban (5.3). Neither was especially spirited with it compared to my old 250 but both managed it just fine so I assume the Tahoe will perform accordingly. Congrats on the good deal. And I couldn't agree more on the 2018 update for the expedition...
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Old 07-03-2017, 01:58 PM
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Ford Expedition owners

I am selling my 1999 white Ford Expedition with about 93K miles for only 7,900 or best reasonable offer. Has brand new tires and new Alpine stereo with MP3 Ipod plug. Please e-mail me if you are interested.
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:26 PM
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I just got a 2013 Expedition 5.4L to tow our 2013 X14V. Headed out on a road trip (~1000 mi one-way) and and debating whether I want to jimmy a weight distribution hitch. Expedition says it can tow 6000# (600# tongue) and 9200# (900# tongue) with and without a WD hitch, respectively.

Anyone use a weight distribution hitch or just the standard hitch?

With the single-pole swing-away tongue, it's not quite the easiest thing to get a WD hitch connected.
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Old 08-15-2017, 01:18 PM
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I just got a 2013 Expedition 5.4L to tow our 2013 X14V. Headed out on a road trip (~1000 mi one-way) and and debating whether I want to jimmy a weight distribution hitch. Expedition says it can tow 6000# (600# tongue) and 9200# (900# tongue) with and without a WD hitch, respectively.

Anyone use a weight distribution hitch or just the standard hitch?

With the single-pole swing-away tongue, it's not quite the easiest thing to get a WD hitch connected.
I saw someone here in the forums says it's not recommended to use a Wd hitch since our boats all have swing arms. I'm sure it's due to the arm and that could cause a weak point in the trailer vs a solid welded arm where it doesn't have that break in it.

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Old 08-15-2017, 09:36 PM
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A X14V is well within the limits of a Expedition. In fact that truck should be able to tow that rig without even breaking a sweat. Not worth the $300+ expense for a WD hitch at all.


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