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Old 10-31-2019, 06:25 PM
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Wife wants me to trade in my 2018 f150 for a 2020 expedition max. While I did use the search feature, Iím wondering a few things that maybe other owners can help with. My f150 sags a little with my boat hooked up, maybe an inch. With the electronic suspension will it raise it back? Can you add airbags? Havenít seen a kit if I needed it. Anything else that I should be aware of? Boat is a 3017 Grady white 209 fisherman, f200xca and while on the trailer and full of gas Iím guess about 5000 pounds so I should have no problem towing that
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We have a Ď18 max. Shouldnít be a problem with your Grady. Also with 10 gears the max can actually get 23 mpg on the highway (not towing). Wife liked how the middle seats slide to get into the back row.
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Whatís does it feel like towing? I towed jet ski once behind an explorer for 40 miles. It was a white knuckle ride so Iím a little worried
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Originally Posted by Mike67cmaro View Post
Whatís does it feel like towing? I towed jet ski once behind an explorer for 40 miles. It was a white knuckle ride so Iím a little worried
no problem. Iíve towed my 26í bay boat behind my wifeís Expedition on a 1400 mile round trip.
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Originally Posted by Mike67cmaro View Post
Whatís does it feel like towing? I towed jet ski once behind an explorer for 40 miles. It was a white knuckle ride so Iím a little worried
You may what to get a f250 then. I've pull a Carolina skiff behind a explorer for hundreds of miles and barley knew it was back there, can't imagine how pulling a jet ski = white knuckle ride?
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Originally Posted by Mike67cmaro View Post
Whatís does it feel like towing? I towed jet ski once behind an explorer for 40 miles. It was a white knuckle ride so Iím a little worried
Your kidding right? How much did the JS weigh?
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I tow 8500 pounds behind my 2015 Expedition EL with 6 speed tranny. No issues at all. I'd love one of those 2020s.

Can't add airbags, though. No need, really, especially for that light weight you'll be towing.
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Originally Posted by FASTFJR View Post
Your kidding right? How much did the JS weigh?
maybe 1000. It was a 2017 explorer platinum and every bump in the road, the vehicle and trailer would articulate up and down at hitch point
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Originally Posted by grey2112 View Post
I tow 8500 pounds behind my 2015 Expedition EL with 6 speed tranny. No issues at all. I'd love one of those 2020s.

Can't add airbags, though. No need, really, especially for that light weight you'll be towing.
Iím seeing the platinum has some sort of ccd system so I wasnít sure. I added airbags to my 2018 f150 because it squats about 1.5 inches and when leveled, gives a firmer ride
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I traded my 2010 F150 for a 2017 Expedition. I tow a 24' Ranger bay. The only thing I noticed was a softer ride. No more sag than the p/u.
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Wife wants me to trade in my 2018 f150 for a 2020 expedition max.
Let's take a quick step back here. Ummm, who cares what the wife wants? What do you want?
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What's her goat with the expedition over and above the truck? If it's just dry/clean storage, get yourself a bedrug liner and a matching camper shell.
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Your trailer weight is within spec of tongue weight and trailer weight of both the F150 and Expedition, so no need to do anything. If you want to reduced sag and improve handling a weight distribution hitch will help.
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Originally Posted by Inlander View Post
Your trailer weight is within spec of tongue weight and trailer weight of both the F150 and Expedition, so no need to do anything. If you want to reduced sag and improve handling a weight distribution hitch will help.
And determine if the tongue weight of the trailer is appropriate and the trailer is setup correctly.
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Originally Posted by Mike67cmaro View Post

maybe 1000. It was a 2017 explorer platinum and every bump in the road, the vehicle and trailer would articulate up and down at hitch point
2017 Explorer was a pseudo FWD uni-body mini-van. Hardly a good tow vehicle.

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