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2WD towing

I've been looking for 7.3 Excursion. Found one that is 2WD only. Any opinions or knowledge on issues I might have towing my boat with this? I'm guessing that there won't be any issues but I defer to the knowledgeable on this site. The boat is a 23' center console, don' t know the weight off the top of my head. Max trailer weight is rated at 7000 lb.

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only thing I would be leary of is what condition the ramps are in your area, some of them by me are extremely slippery and 4x4 has saved me a few times.

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only thing I would be leary of is what condition the ramps are in your area, some of them by me are extremely slippery and 4x4 has saved me a few times.
For sure. In general the EX can easily tow that, so long as everything is in good shape. I tote around 5k without knowing it's back there. Upgraded brakes, good E rateds and decent shocks made all the difference. I will also be putting in a hellwig swaybar and bags out back this spring.

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You have plenty of power and control pulling that boat. But its all in the driver at the ramps. I'm sure you've seen them there. The bigass trucks, huge tires, 4x4, foot to the floor trying to pull a boat out, sitting there spinning with 5 dudes hopping around in the back wondering what they're doing wrong. Its a joke the way some of these people try to pull from the ramps.

Ex: I recently had to hop in a dudes 2500 dodge to pull his boat out. We watched him spinning, skidding and sliding. He would just nail it and figured it'd pull it out. I rolled it back a ways towards the water, he freaked out, gave it a tad bit of throttle, got some momentum and rolled it out nice and slow. He had a puzzled look on his face. lol

I have a stock 6.0 Excursion 2wd that pulls my 9,000 lb boat out without even a hint of wheelspin. Wet, dry, seaweed, washup, hi tide, low tide, whatever, it hasn't mattered yet.

I used to use my 2wd 05 Tacoma with this boat and a smaller 25 concept. Same thing... no wheel spin unless I wanted.

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