Can you tell if Expy has tow package based off VIN?

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Jul 3, 2021
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Yorktown NY & Jupiter FL
All good info. I'm trying to decide if I should buy this year or next. My budget is around $25-$30k. My 2003 is still running well with 157k. I drive it most days to work. Right now the 2017's are in budget. If I wait 6 months to a year the 2018's will come down. The 2018's look to have a slightly better engine specs and the 10-speed transmission. My trailer is a Keystone Springdale 270le. It's almost 33ft long. I would think the 10-speed transmission would do better towing. Sometimes my 5.4 is hunting for gears at expressway speeds.
I wouldn’t be thinking the 2018’s with 10 speed are better than 2017. There are alot of issues with 10 speed. I tow 6300 with 2017 with 3:31 rear and it pulls with no issue at all. Trans temp 201-205. My only complaint is the electric power steering provides too much assist at highway speeds when towing.

The difference in power and torque between the 5.4 and 3.5TT is night and day. I also have a 2011 5.4/3V.