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Old 10-09-2015, 10:31 AM
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I've towed my car on a tandem axle trailer quite a few times with my 3.0 5 speed ranger,
The issue come if you get into an accident and kill someone. You at that point would be facing manslaughter charges.
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Old 10-09-2015, 10:47 AM
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The issue come if you get into an accident and kill someone. You at that point would be facing manslaughter charges.
they might bump it up to murder 2 since he knowingly went beyond the vehicles safety limit.
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Default Re: Adding a tow package. Too many options. Help me please.

As far as a trailer for a ranger goes, I wouldn't try to haul anything bigger than a 6x10. However it's worth noting I don't even own a trailer nor have I towed before; but that's my own personal limit.

As far as your wiring goes, for a 6x10 or less you should only really need 'flat four' wiring, and that's for lights and nothing more. However there's nothing stopping you from getting a seven pin and adding trailer brakes. If/when I get a trailer, I'd likely spring for trailer brakes simply for the extra stopping power, even if it isn't 100% necessary.

On a less serious note: does anyone thing the ranger could haul a smartcar? :P
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Old 10-09-2015, 10:59 PM
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As far as a trailer for a ranger goes, I wouldn't try to haul anything bigger than a 6x10. However it's worth noting I don't even own a trailer nor have I towed before; but that's my own personal limit.

As far as your wiring goes, for a 6x10 or less you should only really need 'flat four' wiring, and that's for lights and nothing more. However there's nothing stopping you from getting a seven pin and adding trailer brakes. If/when I get a trailer, I'd likely spring for trailer brakes simply for the extra stopping power, even if it isn't 100% necessary.

On a less serious note: does anyone thing the ranger could haul a smartcar? :P
Nah but a full-size dodge will do the trick haha



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Old 10-10-2015, 06:35 AM
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Old 10-13-2015, 02:07 AM
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Yes. Full size, 3/4 ton or larger.
Oooo.. Don't want that ...
I think I should look to buy an older Cherokee, or Comanche then.
I know for a fact, those compact vehicles can tow cars legally and with no problems.

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Not a confused comment, DOT will pull a driver over in a New York minute for using a compact truck to trailer another vehicle. My brother in law is a retired DOT officer and I showed him this thread and he just rolled his eyes.
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I've towed my car on a tandem axle trailer quite a few times with my 3.0 5 speed ranger,
I've ran with scissors before as well - but doesn't mean others should or that I would recommend it.
Thank you both for your replies, they were very helpful.

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Old 10-13-2015, 06:05 PM
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I've ran with scissors before as well - but doesn't mean others should or that I would recommend it.
I don't recommend it by any means but sometimes ya have to do what you have to do
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:33 PM
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Default Adding these items to make my own tow package.

Okay, a class 3 Hitch, 4 pin trailer harness, auxiliary transmission cooler, and a set of spring helpers for the rear leaf springs I think that about does it!

Is there anything else y'all can think of, that I would need?

Oh! I should mention that I only have to buy the spring helpers, I already have all the other stuff. Also, I would like to add that I am not going to be putting these items onto the 95 3 l two wheel drive Ranger for Towing. That's making you happy :-)
Back in April I ended up finding a good deal on a 1993 4 x 4 automatic with a 4.0L. It already had a bumper hitch and harness so all they have to do is add the class 3 Hitch and the transmission cooler that I alredy have, and just buy some spring helpers. I think I'll be good to go after that.
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Old 09-26-2017, 11:44 AM
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Default Re: Adding a tow package. Too many options. Help me please.

okay then. Since there are no recommendation for any more equipment, I think I'm ready to add the tow package and will be able to use my truck to tow when I needed. Thank you all for your help I really appreciate it.
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Old 10-27-2017, 07:17 PM
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Default Re: Adding a tow package. Too many options. Help me please.

Let's get some better info here:

-Figure out what your truck is rated to tow (as in, weight)

-Figure out what the load you want to tow weighs - this includes the weight of the trailer itself and anything on/in it

The highest tow rating for a Ranger that I'm aware of is 6000 lbs. For a 4.0 Auto with tow package - but yours may be different. The weight of a flat deck trailer and a small-mid sized car could be in the 4000-5000lb. range, or it could be higher depending on the particular trailer and the particular car.

You will need trailer brakes, where I live they're required over 2000 lbs, some places go 2500 or 3000 but I think pretty much everywhere will require them in your case.\

Get a transmission cooler if you don't have one already.

There's no rule saying that you need a 3/4 ton truck, for example, to tow a car.

In fact, new half tons are approaching the 10 000lb. towing mark which is where (at least where I live) to tow more than that you need to have a class 3 license. Basically meaning that all 3/4 tons are nothing more than a waste of money unless you have a huge payload to haul or work in the kind of remote locations where a half ton can't handle the terrible roads you drive (which is almost no one.)
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Old 10-28-2017, 05:04 PM
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Default Re: Adding a tow package. Too many options. Help me please.

It's been 2 years since you asked for advice and you are just getting around to it? I thought I was bad at procrastinating. LOL
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Old 10-29-2017, 11:35 PM
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Default Re: Adding a tow package. Too many options. Help me please.

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Let's get some better info here:

-Figure out what your truck is rated to tow (as in, weight)

-Figure out what the load you want to tow weighs - this includes the weight of the trailer itself and anything on/in it

The highest tow rating for a Ranger that I'm aware of is 6000 lbs. For a 4.0 Auto with tow package - but yours may be different. The weight of a flat deck trailer and a small-mid sized car could be in the 4000-5000lb. range, or it could be higher depending on the particular trailer and the particular car.

You will need trailer brakes, where I live they're required over 2000 lbs, some places go 2500 or 3000 but I think pretty much everywhere will require them in your case.\

Get a transmission cooler if you don't have one already.

There's no rule saying that you need a 3/4 ton truck, for example, to tow a car.

In fact, new half tons are approaching the 10 000lb. towing mark which is where (at least where I live) to tow more than that you need to have a class 3 license. Basically meaning that all 3/4 tons are nothing more than a waste of money unless you have a huge payload to haul or work in the kind of remote locations where a half ton can't handle the terrible roads you drive (which is almost no one.)
His is rated at 2100 pounds, 01 4.0 4x4 rangers rated at 6060.

The a4ld wont be happy when you get near 3000 even with a cooler.
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Old 11-19-2017, 01:20 PM
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His is rated at 2100 pounds, 01 4.0 4x4 rangers rated at 6060.

The a4ld wont be happy when you get near 3000 even with a cooler.
Excellent information!
I already have everything put on. The last component on was the power steering cooler. However, I have not done any Towing with it yet. I was thinking about using a tow dolly and taking an 87 Subaru GL 10 sedan to the junkyard. I had to remove the engine from it and they won't come, for free, to pick up the car without an engine in it. I think I'd be away from that 2100 lb limit to do this job.
Anyway, since you made that comment about the transmission I Quickly Googled and did some research and found a few interesting things. Somebody from another site recommends I just buy a remanufactured transmission, with HD upgraded Parts in it, like from here for example and somebody from another site recommends I rebuild it myself the way this guy did which is extremely interesting. His post has tons of information on this transmission and its successor.
Unfortunately after my recent operation on my hand it's going to be several months almost a year before I can start wrenching again, so need building anything myself it's kind of out. And I doubt I'd find any transmission shops to build a transmission in a way apart from what the manufacturer recommends.


To those who commented about how long it took since this thread was started, yes it was an ongoing process, but it also was over two different Vehicles if you read through the entire thread. Which you obviously did not.
The current Ranger I'm driving now, I just purchased in April of this year. Now I have put the parts I last mentioned (class III hitch, coolers , & spring helpers) on the 93 4.0 4x4.
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good lord, just buy the proper truck for the job.
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Hello all. s So the truck I use is a 95 ranger XLT Super Cab. It's a 3.0 V6 auto, 2x4. No factory tow package or harness. I would like to add a trailer hitch and harness. So I can occasionally tow when needed. I just purchased a class III receiver hitch and a reese drawbar that has a two inch ball. locally someone is selling a small utility trailler that has a double axle and it's just large enough to handel medium size cars. I have a 63 Chevy II that I would like to use it for. The trailler has no lights but I had purchased one of those cheep magnetic tow light kits from harbor freight a few years back, so I can use those. I went to look at the trailler and leave a deposit for it and when we were looking at it I noticed that the axles had some cut wires sticking out of them. The seller said Yes they are electric break axles but he never used them , they were cut since he owned the trailler, he also used a magnetic light kit too. So I want to put on a harness that can eventually utilize the trailler breaks when I get them fixed and wired, but initially I will just be using the magnetic light kit that I have. I'm probably looking to wire the trailler and fix the breaks next summer. I alredy have an adapter for 7 pin vehicle harness to 4 pin trailler, which I can use on the light kit that I have. I want to know what kit out there I can buy, and use for right now. And if the break controller module is a separate piece to a kit that i can purchase so I can purchas it later, that would help save me some money for now. What inexpensive kits can people show me links for?. I tried to look on-line but there a so many harnesses and price ranges, and I see mostly, kits for Rangers with factory tow package. None for without them. And for the 7 wire harness I see so many parts and not really any complete kits out there. I can't seem the find what I think I need. My head hurts from looking. My local tow installation speciality shop tells me it will cost me around 400 to install what I need. That's using my hitch Before anyone starts crying out about getting a trans cooler, I should also mention that I do have a trans cooler that I can install. I removed it from a ford SUV at the junk yard several years back. I was walking in, from a day at the pick-n-pull , and passed by what looked like an explorer or somthing bigger, can't remember. It had the whole front clip removed, but hanging from the lower radiator support was the cooler with one line connected. I cut it and took it with me , they charged five dollars for it, so I kept it incase I needed it some day. It's a 4 pass I think. Anyway I can add that if I need to and get the chance.
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