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Old 05-18-2011, 12:07 PM
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I'm glad it all worked out for you. Hopefully you've learned to do homework for next time... never ever ever ever ever trust anything a salesman has to say.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:20 PM
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what exactly does that mean?
the frontal area is the size of the front wall of the trailer. a standard travel trailer has a solid front wall, and it sticks up into the air, catching the wind. catching the wind makes it harder on the truck , as it not only has to drag the weight of the trailer, but that extra wind resistance is added in to the equation.

that number is the square footage of the front wall of the trailer.
the number in the owner's manual is the largest size it can handle (a 50 square foot front wall area in twisty's case)

this is why pop ups are good for these small trucks, they retract and don't stick up past the bed, and cannot catch the wind as such. rangers are too light to handle bigger ones, it would just be like putting up a giant parachute.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:28 PM
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the frontal area is the size of the front wall of the trailer. a standard travel trailer has a solid front wall, and it sticks up into the air, catching the wind. catching the wind makes it harder on the truck , as it not only has to drag the weight of the trailer, but that extra wind resistance is added in to the equation.

that number is the square footage of the front wall of the trailer.
the number in the owner's manual is the largest size it can handle (a 50 square foot front wall area in twisty's case)

this is why pop ups are good for these small trucks, they retract and don't stick up past the bed, and cannot catch the wind as such. rangers are too light to handle bigger ones, it would just be like putting up a giant parachute.
Care to explain the ligoc behind this then? LOL
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:41 PM
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i laugh every time i see that picture
that truck's a 3.0 too lol

and i'm afraid there's no logic there to be explained
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:48 PM
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It's sales people like that, that give salesmen a bad rap.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:51 PM
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you could always upsize to a larger truck so you can get a bigger camper. thats what i did

hahaha... buying the truck to match the camper.... doh!
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:52 PM
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No logic, just fail.

Dang, 2 posts before I could post! Fail on me now!
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:48 PM
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care to explain the ligoc behind this then? Lol
epic fail!!!
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:54 PM
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just get a fifth wheel lol
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:45 AM
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We tow a 25' Airstream (8000lbs loaded) with a F350. May be picking up another Ranger this weekend,as my son as an 05 FX4 Level11 and now I want one, and have finally found a nice 08 FX4. Good luck with your towing and camping
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:11 AM
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thanks everyone! I love all the pictures, and the advice. You all have some beautiful trucks and trailers. When I get my little pop-up, I'll post a picture too.

Lola
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:44 AM
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the frontal area is the size of the front wall of the trailer. a standard travel trailer has a solid front wall, and it sticks up into the air, catching the wind. catching the wind makes it harder on the truck , as it not only has to drag the weight of the trailer, but that extra wind resistance is added in to the equation.

that number is the square footage of the front wall of the trailer.
the number in the owner's manual is the largest size it can handle (a 50 square foot front wall area in twisty's case)

this is why pop ups are good for these small trucks, they retract and don't stick up past the bed, and cannot catch the wind as such. rangers are too light to handle bigger ones, it would just be like putting up a giant parachute.

i figured lol thats a much better explanation thanks man
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