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Turtleback Expedition Trailer Is The Perfect Partner For Ford Explorer Timberline


When the Ford Explorer Timberline was revealed this past week, there was a lot to digest. After all, the brand new model is Ford’s first crack at turning its beloved crossover into a serious off-roader, giving it the equipment necessary to appeal to the growing segment of customers that enjoy heading out into nature on a regular basis. But one thing from the Explorer Timberline release that caught our eye, in particular, was the trailer it was towing in Ford’s official pics – a Turtleback Expedition.

Ford is marketing the Explorer Timberline as a vehicle capable of “moderate off-road activity,” which means that it isn’t just some gussied-up mall crawler. It believes that people will take the Timberline on excursions to fish or camp, and that’s precisely why the Turtleback Expedition was a smart choice when the automaker was looking to pair the crossover with a rugged accessory for some action shots.

The Expedition is the largest trailer in Turtleback’s lineup and is designed to hold all the gear one might need for an overlanding trip – essentially a longer-term camping trip that can last a week or more in the wilderness. It’s a pretty trick piece of kit, packing everything from a two-burner stove to a sink, LED lighting, a pair of drop-down tables, a 42-gallon water tank and 6-gallon water heater, shower hookup, and propane tank. Additional options include a tent, refrigerator, and even solar power. Pricing starts at $26,996 and goes up a few thousand more depending on how it’s configured.

Thus, the Turtleback Expedition makes the perfect partner for a vehicle like the Explorer Timberline. It can be towed out into the wilderness and used as a makeshift camper so that the vehicle itself doesn’t have to be heavily modified. It’s also just another example of Ford’s major accessories push in recent months, which includes a series of Outfitters packages for the Explorer and Ford Edge, as well as a massive catalog of parts for the 2021 Ford Bronco and Ford Bronco Sport. But with a growing number of Explorer owners looking to “explore” the great outdoors, all of this makes a ton of sense.

We’ll have more on the Explorer Timberline soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Explorer news and non-stop Ford news coverage.


Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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