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Old 12-31-2008, 08:09   #1 (permalink)
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I need advice about towing a trailer please

My Dad wants to tow a trailer with a full size Chevy truck on it, and he wants to know if his Expedition and the hitch can handle that. His Expedition is a 2003 and it has the 4.6L engine. It has a 2 inch receiver, but I do not know what class it is. It would be the cheapest stock hitch available on that model. I imagine the trailer and truck on it would weigh around 6500lbs. Is this going to be too much load for his Expedition for a 900 mile journey? Any advice would be appreciated.
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Re: I need advice about towing a trailer please

How do I tell if it is a class III or class IV trailer hitch?
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You would likely need to confirm the weights but i'm afraid the 4.6 doesn't pull that much and the weight of the Chevy alone would be too much. The max trailer weight alone for your dads truck is 5000 lbs, at least based on the manual:

http://www.motorcraftservice.com/pub.../03exdog5e.pdf
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Your truck will have a class II,III,IV receiver. You'll need to get a class III or IV hitch with weight distribution for this pull.

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