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Old 09-26-2010, 07:14 PM
DieselBrad DieselBrad is offline
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I just bought a 8.5' x 20' car trailer. It weighs approx 3300lbs. Do you think it would be alright to tow it home(unloaded) about 65 miles with my ranger?
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:07 PM
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Default Re: Capable of towing?

It's within your towing capacity, but that's a lot of weight without brakes. If you do it, try to stay on less travelled roads and give yourself plenty of stopping room.

None of the other trucks in your sig are running?
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:46 PM
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yes its fine
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:06 PM
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Default Re: Capable of towing?

That should be covered in the ever popular owner's manual! A 4.0/auto should be rated about 5000 lbs.
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:38 AM
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That should be covered in the ever popular owner's manual! A 4.0/auto should be rated about 5000 lbs.
Yeah. I dont have a owners manual
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Old 09-28-2010, 06:27 AM
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it is going on a hitch or the ball on the bumper?
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:13 AM
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it is going on a hitch or the ball on the bumper?
Disregard his question Brad, he is still in elementary school
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:27 AM
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Disregard his question Brad, he is still in elementary school
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:38 AM
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That ball on the bumper is for mexicans to hook their uhaul trailer with shit stacked on top and sides to. No one else should use it. Removal is preferred
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:31 PM
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That ball on the bumper is for mexicans to hook their uhaul trailer with shit stacked on top and sides to. No one else should use it. Removal is preferred
well who knows mabye this guy is a mexican??? haha jk. i use the ball cus my trailer is small and with the lawn equipment on it, it dont way that much so i save myself 200 bucks
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Old 09-29-2010, 01:50 AM
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I have a class 3 hitch. I wouldnt pull a jet ski off the the bumper
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:32 AM
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well who knows mabye this guy is a mexican??? haha jk. i use the ball cus my trailer is small and with the lawn equipment on it, it dont way that much so i save myself 200 bucks
You'll turn your bumper into a "V" If you tow heavy stuff man
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:51 AM
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You'll turn your bumper into a "V" If you tow heavy stuff man
ya i know, that why i dont plan on towing anything heavy. thats why i just take the je je jeep for that stuff
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:54 AM
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I have a class 3 hitch. I wouldnt pull a jet ski off the the bumper
ya if you have that then your fine. i just mentioned the hitch cus you didnt say what you had
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:07 AM
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i wouldnt even tow an empty bolt trailer on my bumper...just doesnt look like it would do me any good haha
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