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post #1 of 22 Old 01-12-2013, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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Heaviest trailer pulled behind your Ex

I just bought a 2003 Excursion and plan on pulling some heavy loads with it.

Im trying to figure out what its really capable of beyond its official towing capacity. What mods you have installed to increase its towing capability....ect.

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I currently tow a 38ft travel trailer, tips scales just a little over 9k. will be heavier on next trip.

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when i'm loaded with my toy hauler the scale reads 21,500 lbs.
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when i'm loaded with my toy hauler the scale reads 21,500 lbs.
That's closer to what I would typically be towing. Did you have to put on airbags or did you do any other mods? What kind of mpgs did you get pulling that load?

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Air bags in the back with RAS......road master suspicion supports. Rancho 9000 all the way around. Hellwig sway bars front and rear. 12ply tires. Michelin XBS rib tires on the trailer. 3 axles. And....a ProPride 14k hitch. I also put in a fresh front end. The next is a red head steering box....yup. ....I think that's it.

The mpg at 65 mph loaded 12 MPG

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Air bags in the back with RAS......road master suspicion supports. Rancho 9000 all the way around. Hellwig sway bars front and rear. 12ply tires. Michelin XBS rib tires on the trailer. 3 axles. And....a ProPride 14k hitch. I also put in a fresh front end. The next is a red head steering box....yup. ....I think that's it.

The mpg at 65 mph loaded 12 MPG
12mpg is pretty much what I get when fully loaded with my Cummins. So that to me is great.

I have noticed that when I pull my trailer a long ways unloaded then load up and drive the same distance back that the MPGs don't really change at all. Weight seems to have little difference. For example....I bought my trailer in Georgia and loaded up my Cobra in Alabama and pulled it all the way to Texas. Cobra + Trailer = 6700lbs. I got 11.4mpg driving pretty much flat land AL to TX.

Then I loaded the trailer with my Cobra and all my HHGs and drove TX to WA. I went across the scales at 25,500lbs so that means my trailer weighed in at 19,000lbs. I ended up getting between 10.9 to 12.5mpg with a final average of 11.6mpg. This is going up and down steep *** hills too. So I have concluded that weight does not mean anything when pulling.....its got to be purely wind resistance. Thats my .02 cents.

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Dont know if this counts but I put 2000 lbs of bagged concrete it the back of my 03 and had bumper dragging the ground for 12 miles home !!

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I have pulled a 36ft travel trailer @ 10k lbs from Houston to Orlanda and back. With wife and 5 kids! I had a 06 Dodge before this and have to admit with this transmission it is a hell of a tow rig. Do miss the truck bed though.



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Heaviest trailer pulled behind your Ex

Just towed 267 miles to the desert up some of the steepest mountain passes I the US and no problems with 21867 at the scales...only mod...4in turbo back exhaust


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12k Trailer for a freind was the most. The worst thing I have done was 5k in the bed. Nothing broke.

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