Originally Posted by dhillm76
We are choosing the Expedition because I has the highest towing capacity of the large SUVs. We need to carry 5 kids and 2 adults.
Unfortunately, manufactures love big "towing capacities" but give marginal payload
capacities. What your engine can safely tow has no bearing on your back axle snapping because you're way over on payload. It looks like your payload capacity is 1690lbs. Correct me if I'm wrong...
Your tongue weight is gonna be pushing 1200lbs loaded, That leaves 490 lbs for your wife, kids pets, and anything else that rides with you. You're going to be WAY over. That's a ton of stress on the vehicle(not to mention voided warranty) and certainly isn't the best idea for safety. I'm all for pushing the limits, but there's no way I would recommend that big of a camper for an SUV.