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    Pickup owners: do you prefer towing with Expy or pickup?

    This one is really going to depend on the details. What’s the payload of your truck, which engine and where will you be towing? Some of the 1/2 ton trucks have shockingly low payloads (1200lbs and less). If you have one of those, use the Expedition. If you’re going to be towing at speed and...
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    Anyone experienced transfer case issues?

    Have you tried just locking out all the higher gears save first? That’s what I usually do unless I’m on ice, which is when I’ll use 4L
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    Anyone experienced transfer case issues?

    In most systems, 4H/4L can be pretty unforgiving if used on a surface without enough wheel slip. Just go look for the TFL truck video where they broke a drive shaft. 4L is great for pulling a heavy boat up a slippery ramp, but make sure you disengage it at the top of the ramp before you go...
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    What is this top right drive mode?

    I’m sure you know this but “drive mode” is a rotary dial, not a label. It will rotate to allow you to choose the drive mode (snow/sand, sport, tow/haul, mud/ruts, etc). The buttons are the drive train settings.
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    Display stuck on tow mode

    Have you tried making sure your Expedition is running while you disconnect the trailer’s wiring harness?
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    First post and first question

    Someone else on the forum dug up the patent Ford got on it which was enlightening as it showed all the various inputs to the software control of the hydraulic clutch. Which lets the system do really fun things, like look at the vehicle speed and steering wheel input, calculate the required half...
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    First post and first question

    Yup. You get AWD with ooen differentials unless you check the HD tow and/or FX4 boxes. Check either of those boxes and you get 4WD and you also get the trick electronically controlled, hydraulically actuated, variable limited slip rear differential with locking mode. And a cooling system upgrade.
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    Can we talk HD Tow one more time?

    Would you expect anything different from Camping World?
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    What Have You Done to Your 4th Gen This Week?

    Yeah, the ventilated seats were kinda useless in Seattle, but they're awesome here. That and the remote start phone app, which I thought was a stupid gimmick. But walking back to the Expy and having it all cooled off is awesome. Off-topic: we were expats in NSW (Port Stephens) for a couple...
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    What Have You Done to Your 4th Gen This Week?

    I promise not to Seattle your Texas if you promise not to California my Texas. It really is surprising how many Expeditions (and other full size SUVs) there are here. I only saw one or two gen 4’s in my part of Seattle (pop 115,000+), and yet there’s a Stealth Max two doors down and a Navigator...
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    Hitch mount bike racks

    Ok, that camping mode is pretty dang awesome! Might not be getting the Alta, if the Velocirax can clear the tire and ladder on the rear of the trailer.
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    Hitch mount bike racks

    My Thule XT2 Pro with 2 bike extension is about 100lbs…
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    Hitch mount bike racks

    Friends of ours just got a Lolo, but I don’t like the fact that it can’t be used with rear fenders. So I’m about to order an Alta.
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    Expedition Max vs standard size

    Get a pool noodle, cut it into 2’ lengths, and then cut them lengthwise (into semi-circular strips). Tape them to the garage door where it would contact the hatch and problem solved.
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    Expedition Max vs standard size

    But if I don’t need more space and if I did off-road much, I’d buy a Land Cruiser

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