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Unicorn Driver 05-10-2021 02:46 PM

Figuring out what a 2018 Ford Expedition can realistically tow

Excuse my ignorance as have no experince towing a trailer, have lots of experience towing a Jeep Wrangler behind a motorhome.

I have a 2018 Expedition Limited 4x4 and trying to figure
out what I can realistically tow.

The door sticker says Front GAWR is 3375lbs and rear Gawr is 4380lbs. Gvwr is 7450lbs.

The SUV does come with a tow package.


LanceKeys 05-10-2021 02:54 PM

What does the other door sticker say on it?

Unicorn Driver 05-10-2021 02:58 PM

It says occupants and cargo should not be more than 1467lbs.

carybosse 05-10-2021 03:06 PM

See if this helps you.

I would think the Expedition would have a tow rating in at least the 7K range, but I may be weigh off base.

Unicorn Driver 05-10-2021 03:06 PM

I think I remember now how it works. I take all contents of the SUV and the tongue weight of the trailer and add the two together.

carybosse 05-10-2021 03:07 PM

You also need to add in the weight of the trailer and compare to the GCWR.

Unicorn Driver 05-10-2021 03:12 PM

Thanks, I did not see a GCWR on the sticker.

tpaul 05-10-2021 03:39 PM

I'd say probably under 7K on the trailer fully loaded (GVWR) and under 25 ft. and a WDH with antisway.

Unicorn Driver 05-10-2021 03:53 PM


What I am looking at is 4100lbs dry and 25ft long.

We are looking for something much smaller than our 38ft class A MH.

Unicorn Driver 05-10-2021 04:20 PM

Need to double check but fairly sure it came with the heavy duty tow package.

tpaul 05-10-2021 08:50 PM

Look closely at the numbers those above have mentioned but I think you would probably be OK. We tow with a Yukon which is similar in size and capacity. Does alright although there are times I wish I had gotten the XL with a longer wheelbase. But the wife got to veto that since it is her daily driver. Also the reason we didn't get a pickup. And I can't go as fast as the diesels up the hills but I'm in no hurry.

TB673 05-10-2021 09:01 PM

According to the 2018 Trailer Life Towing Guide, there are 5 Ford 4x4 Expeditions and the tow ratings run between anywhere between 5,900 lbs and 9,300 lbs depending how they are equipped.

Here is the link:


Unicorn Driver 05-11-2021 08:09 AM

Thanks all,

I do appreciate the help.

Bigfin 05-11-2021 08:29 AM

I have an XLT, short wheelbase and it pulls very well, just a gentle push sometimes when big rigs pass. LT tires and Equilizer 4 way (properly dialed in) are the key. IMHO don’t go over 25’! The Ecoboost is unstoppable!...

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