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Old 08-31-2012, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default Suitable vehicle for an XTRA276?

Looking into an XTRA 276 for the camping season of 2013.

Currently I have a 1998 ford expedition, XLT 5.4L 4x4 with a 3.55 rear.

I'm looking for information/advice to see if this vehicle is up to the task of towing this trailer.

As far as cargo going on the inside, I'm looking to just put a golf cart and the regular stock needed for the weekend. The golf cart will be on the back side of the axles so that will take some of the tongue weight off.

Am I barking up the right tree or do i need to rethink my setup?
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:03 PM   #2
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You should check with your dealer or Ford for the towing capacity of your Expedition. As long as you don't exceed the tow capacity it's rated for, no problem.

My Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 Hemi w/automatic trans does fine with the XT276 loaded.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:51 AM   #3
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I talked to one dealer and he pulled out a trailering book that has my expedition rated at 7300 to 7800 lbs. I have an anti sway / load leveling hitch and plan to add air shocks on the back to offset any other "sag" that may occur.

I had the year mixed up with my 1998 F-150. The expedition is a 2001. It has the towing package on it.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:28 AM   #4
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That is exactly what I did before getting my XT276 to be sure I was within the towing limits on my vehicle.

I thought the rear of the pickup needed some help even tho the unit sit level with the EQ hitch, so added the Timbren SES system for under $200. Installation only took about 10 minutes with an impact wrench.

Here is a link: http://www.timbren.com/

However, I removed them after one trip. They did what they were designed to do but on the concrete interstate, the ride was to harsh as one felt every concrete 'seam' section.

I do not know if the more expensive air shocks would behave in the same manner.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:01 PM   #5
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Currently pulling a XT276 with a Toyota Tundra with the 5.7L engine and so far it is getting the job done. Likes gas at speed but they all do.
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Once I installed the Timbren SES and hooked up the camper, the front of the camper sat high. I was going to go thru the process to readjust the Equal-i-zer hitch so everything set level again but short on time before the holiday weekend so just went on the road as not going all that far.
The camper pulled just fine but the ride was rough in the cab. Once I got home, I decided to remove the Timbern. Removal was as easy as installation, just slightly quicker.
A few weeks later went about 700 miles, the camper pulled fine, the ride was much smoother and more comfortable and everything sat level.
So, I saved myself alot of time and messing around by NOT readjusting the Equal-i-zer hitch initally.
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Another consideration is where you will be towing. If you will be traveling in the mountains especially at higher elevations, you may be short of power even though you are well withing the vehicle's advertized towing capacity.
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Yes I am pulling one also with the tundra , pulls great , I just need to set my hitch up a little better , because when I add my can am 4 wheeler , it started to sway because I think it took to much weight off the hitch , and I need to move the chain links up or down , dealer never told me and of course didn't give me the paper work on the resse pro hitch .
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