Tow package for extra 4x4 worth it?

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  1. carymccarr

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    I don’t really tow but I am nervous about NOT having the additional 4wd capabilities if I DONT get the tow package. Seems a bit hard to find on models sitting on dealer lots...

    We are frequently in deep snow and not having a 4wd low scares me a bit.

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    My last two SUVs had single speed transfer cases and I never missed low range or the center locking differential in the snow. Tranction control systems are pretty good in modern vehicles. I would worry about resale though without HD Tow also if you were to want to buy a travel trailer in the future it would be good to get it now.
     
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    Yeah. I’m aware lol.

    I’m really just looking for focused discussion on snow/mud capabilities w/out the locking diff, low range.

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    Another way to think about it is that not too many people with the HD Tow package regret having the additional capability/feature content. Not sure the opposite is true though.
     
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    Agreed. I’m curious how though without it have done in extreme wintry conditions.

    I had a Tahoe a while back with just 4wd high and always wished I had the 4lo as well...
     
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    FWIW, HD tow is included in various Ford packages that one might not expect to find it, including the Convenience Package, Special Edition Package, Texas Edition Package, Stealth Edition Package, and possibly others. So if shopping by window sticker alone just be aware the full content of these packages.

    Ford periodically does package discount credits. If you are on the fence about the $3995 Special Edition package, know that it includes the $1570 HD tow and currently Special Edition has a $1060 credit, meaning you effectively can get some nice bonus options in addition to your HD tow for a meager $1365.

    As a stand-alone option HD Tow is $1570, roughly 2.5% of a typical Expedition MSRP.
     
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    Thanks. Yeah I’m not worried about paying for it just actually finding a vehicle equipped with it. Not easy to find on the navigator.
     
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    I do not have the HD tow package (just have the 2H and 4A buttons) and I have zero issues in deep snow or ice. I get a lot of it. Just make sure to equip the expy with a set of good winters ( I have Blizzaks) and your are golden. Unless you are really doing some serious offroad (imo) then the base set up works 95% of the time in all but the most extreme conditions.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback.


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