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« on: September 03, 2007, 02:54:21 PM »

We're looking at an 06 Ford Expedition. I haven't been able to determine if it can be towed 4 down or not. It's listed on Blue Ox for baseplates and they don't indicate any extra requirements, such as the neutral tow kit or lube pump, like they do on the Explorer. It's not listed in Towing World's Dinghy guide.

Anybody have one that they tow 4 down?  What did you have to do to it to make it towable?

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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2007, 04:01:22 PM »

I towed my F-150 98 model.

it was not listed anywhere at the time.

I would disconect the Vaccume line to the Transfer case and also drop the driveline from the rear U joint

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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2007, 06:25:42 PM »

 The Expedition should be the same as the F-150.
Check with your Ford dealer. I got a pamphlet from them that listed what was necessary.

For the 05 F-150 you need a manual shift lever on the floor as it has a neutral position. The trucks with the shift on the fly on the dash don't have a neutral position.

If your Expedition has the shift on the fly then it probably can't be towed.

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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2007, 06:33:13 PM »

My F-150 was the electro Pneumatic switch.  pull the hose and your golden still need to deal with the rear shaft
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2007, 07:22:46 PM »

Hi Craig,

GM SUV's and Pick up's only take 10 seconds holding two buttons to tow 4 down.

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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2007, 07:49:50 PM »

Expeditions don't have a manual shift transfer case. Push button only. I don't think you can tow one. Plus they're heavy! How about something like a jeep TJ or YJ?
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2007, 08:00:26 PM »

GM SUV's and Pick up's only take 10 seconds holding two buttons to tow 4 down.

Yeah, that's the way my Explorer is, too, with the dealer installed neutral kit. However, the Expedition has a dial for shifting the
4x4, not the push button, so I'm not sure if they have a similar setup for it.

I'll call the dealer tomorrow and see what they say. We haven't bought it yet. Just thinking about it, but if it can't be towed, we'll
probably pass and wait for another Explorer or Ranger.

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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2007, 08:02:44 PM »

(I'm ready to install the relay board you made for me but I'm gonna need your help)

You'll need the board too  Roll Eyes

Give me a call when you want to do it. Any time should be good with me.
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2007, 08:29:36 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2007, 01:45:38 PM »

The Expeditions are NOT towable all 4 down.  You can check with Remco and they may have came up with something.
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2007, 01:49:28 PM »

they said that about my f-150 too......LOL

two round trips to the west coast and one to Fl

had 160k on the truck when I sold it and ran like a top.

you do need to disconnect the rear driveshaft.....either with a remco or just unbolt the U joint.
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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2007, 07:05:07 PM »

How about a gmc Envoy 2006. Will it tow all 4 down? @ wheel drive. Marcus
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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2007, 07:34:10 PM »

The Expeditions are NOT towable all 4 down.  You can check with Remco and they may have came up with something.

Yeah, that's kind of what I was coming up with today. Even Ford central couldn't tell me if it was towable. The dealer did tell me there is no neutral kit for it, and more info I came across online indicates
it's not.

I considered using the Remco disconnect I just took off the old explorer and having the
driveline modified, but I can't confirm if their Control Trac system applies to the front axle, as well
as the rear axle (that's the system that applies the brakes on a slipping wheel, so power is shifted to
the wheel that's not slipping).

So... I think I may just buy another Explorer or possibly a Ranger, since both can have the neutral
kit installed on them now.

Tough decision. This seems like a good deal on a very nice Expedition.
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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2007, 11:38:40 PM »

Could get a 2 wheel drive and use the Remco! FWIW Grin  BK  Grin

Or ya could save that $ and come on down to the Rally this weekend and we'll all help ya think on it over a cold 1! ! LOL!
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« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2007, 05:20:58 AM »

Could get a 2 wheel drive and use the Remco! FWIW Grin  BK  Grin

I drove 2 wheel drive for years. Drove my little Ranger for years, and there wasn't a snowstorm that could stop me. Even the 30
inches in one day in Philadelphia in 96 that shut down the entire state. I had chains, and grew up driving in that kind of stuff.
But I'm past that kind of thrill now.

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Or ya could save that $ and come on down to the Rally this weekend and we'll all help ya think on it over a cold 1! ! LOL!

Wish I could, but just not going to be able to make it this year. Ya'll have one for me, though, and I'll drink one to ya'll here.

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