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2000 XLT Towing ?


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I've got a 2000 Expedition XLT 4.6 2x4. It has 103,555 miles on it and I just had a Ford ...



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Old 01-30-2008, 08:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2000 XLT Towing ?

I've got a 2000 Expedition XLT 4.6 2x4. It has 103,555 miles on it and I just had a Ford reman 4.6 long block installed last week. The motor seized up due to my oil pump dying! The tranny was replaced 3 years ago. I know it sounds like a bucket but it's not. It's very nice and I've always done all the scheduled maintenance.

I'm having a hard time finding out the towing capacity of this truck. I have a camper that weighs around 4900lbs. I've been towing it once a month for about a year problem free. I live in SC. All short distance, flat land towing. I believe I'm within the max amount towable, but really want to confirm this before pulling with the new motor.

I'm also a bit concerned about the way it's downshifting. It seems to downshift a bit slower than it should, almost waiting until I'm at a complete stop before finishing the dowshifts. Tranny fluid was just changed and it's seem to be a lot better.

Sorry for the long post!

Any opinions, help finding info, would really be appreciated!

Thanks!

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Old 01-30-2008, 01:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ok just checked my manual and it says 1997 4X2 4.6L, 5900 lbs max trailer weight. i'm guessing this is with a drop hitch.
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What exactly is a "drop hitch"?

Unless you mean the type that comes out and drops down a few inches for height reasons. Mine lines up fine so I don't need a "drop hitch". I do however use torsion bars to distribute the weight evenly so it doesn't make the ass end of the Expo drop way down.

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by way of drop hitch i meant the 2x2 receiver under the bumper that is mounted to the frame.
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Ahhh.....sorry man. I gotcha. Yeah, I bought a Corbins heavy duty receiver that bolts directly to the frame with about 5 or 6 bolts on each side.
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Yeah with mine, I have a 1997 5.4 4x4 and with that kind of hitch i can tow 8,000 with the weight distributing and on my dads he can tow 10 flat w/ wdist.
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Down load the Trailer Life Tow ratings for your truck. http://www.rvtravel.com/towguide.html (Scroll to the bottom.)
Match up your equiptment level to the chart.
4900 shouldn't be a problem with the right hitch setup.

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Anybody know what's up with my Expo downshifting slow??

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Thanks for that link, Tom.
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do you have a trailer brake controller
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