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Towing Capacity Help

Discussion in '3rd Gen - 2007 - 2017' started by Jeff Carroll, Apr 19, 2021.

  1. Jeff Carroll

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    Ok so I bought my 2016 Expedition EL Platnium used and didn't pay much attention to the tow package as I didnt have any intentions of towing. Now the wife really wants a camper, as do I, and I'm finding two different towing capacities based on whether or not I have the "HD" tow package. My expedition has built in electric trailer brake, the hitch, a 4 pin and 7 prong plug, as well as setting tan in the dash board infotainment center that I can select for towing option and trailer connect and such. Can anyone tell me if that indicates an HD package? Or is there something I can look for? Axle code is 3L.
     
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    I'm pretty sure you do have the HD tow package, I believe it was standard on Platinums during that time frame. Some other's may have more info.
     
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    You have it. The factory trailer brake and 7 pin connector are the for the HD.
     
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    Awesome thanks. Kinda figured it was lol
     
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    Should I go ahead with a load stabilizing hitch too? Even with the HD package?
     
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    Yeah that's what I meant lol thanks!
     
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    WD and sway control hitch, you need both (I have an Equilizer 4 way and am very pleased)!...And ALWAYS use tow/haul mode when towing!...IMHO don't tow anything over about 25', regardless what others opine...
     
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    Currently the camper we are looking at is 27':emotions33: lol why do you say not to go over 25?
     
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    The payload (not the tow rating) will be your weight limit. You didn't say what size campers you were evaluating or how many people you plan to have with you, but I suggest staying under 7,500 GVWR for the trailer. If you can get a lightweight camper, that's even better as it will give you more margin on the tongue weight.
     

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