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Old 06-17-2013, 10:36 AM
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I had about 900lbs divided between the bed and a 16 foot trailer and did just fine. what surprised me is how little the rearend squatted. I was expecting to be dragging the ground.
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i consistently pull a 1000 lbs flatbed trailer with mine, largest load i think i put on it was probably a John Deere garden tractor, one of the larger ones, weighing in at around another 1000 lbs. Dropped my mileage from 25 to 12, but it pulled it from Cincinnati to Cleveland Ohio. (old truck 2.5 5 speed) My current truck seems to have similar capabilities. (2.3 DOHC) I actually used to use my truck/trailer to do deliveries when i worked for TSC. Anyone that thinks you can't tow with a 4 cyl. ranger, doesn't know how to tow.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:50 PM
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It takes patience especially where im at with all the hills and what not
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Mine towed my 1988 ranger with no problem towing it

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Old 07-23-2013, 07:57 AM
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Pulls like a champ, my race car weights 2,400 pounds and its on a bumper ball.
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About 700lbs the ther of general garbage, both in the back and in a traller, also on the bumper ball,

How much can the bumper take? i was thining about getting a its, but 2400lbs i dont think i will ever go that hight, but again....who know
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:17 PM
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2010 2.3l ive haul around 2000lb once for almost 600 miles
Didnt have a problem. It just i cant use 5th gears at all.
Last week i haul the bronco ii for about 4 miles. It weighted 3400. Still not a problem.

But from where i live we have flat land. No hills.

I have 94 ranger.. donno how she handle. But my 2010 is fast
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:36 PM
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This


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Old 09-06-2013, 05:32 PM
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About 700lbs the ther of general garbage, both in the back and in a traller, also on the bumper ball,

How much can the bumper take? i was thining about getting a its, but 2400lbs i dont think i will ever go that hight, but again....who know
The step bumper has a max load of 2000lbs according to Ford
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:16 AM
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I've had 5 or 6 people in the bed of mine going down the road. I'd say that was easily half a ton.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:27 AM
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Yeah just hauled around or little more then 1500lbs of stone. Never even knew it was there except for the nice comfortable ride. I've could've added more but being my first heavy haul I didn't know what to expect. Very pleased with the out come.

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Old 09-12-2013, 01:19 AM
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got to about 2000lbs on a bumper ball, Geo metro in the back, all my old wheel, tire and a bunch of shit for the Junk yard when i scrapped the Geo, did fine but was slow as hell and i had to start in a hill once, it took everything to move from there.
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:47 PM
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:10 PM
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On topic, me and my girl did a big trip around the Olympic Peninsula camping in the truck. Between the extra passenger and everything set up for sleeping in the back + fiberglass cap + sleeping platform + food + gear &c, there was a good 500lbs to 600lbs. No biggy there, but the trip was only hills (if you driven 101 around the Olympics, you know). Also, this is with 3.08 rear axle with 205/75/r14 tires (door sticker says 195/70/r14). On the flats and going down hill I could even use the overdrive from time to time! That's 2033 rpms @ 65mph.

I'm regearing the truck soon (got 3.73 w/ LSD today) and I'm hoping to find a little more umph (e-fan, cams - there are N/A 2.3 Lima's out there pushing 300hp, so...). At some point I'd like to find a little camper ~2000lbs b/c I'm going to have to split my time between Portland and Port Townsend soon, so having my 'house' w/ me at all times would be great. Drop the house off and still get ~20 mpg? Yes please
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I towed a buddy's of mine lincon navigator that was 6,000 lbs with 2 tow chanes a little over 2 miles with small hilly roads and my 2.3l did ok, it struggled going up the hills but it did it in first. Pretty much only 1st and 2nd were useable anytjing else nope.

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