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Old 12-05-2009, 12:46 AM
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Default Towing a boat?

My Ranger: 3.0 V6. 2WD 5 speed.
Will she be able to tow something like these smaller type boats off the bumper? or even with a tow package?
These are outboard fiberglass about 15 footers...single axles trailers. Don't own them but would rather get something like these instead of the aluminum fishing boats.
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Old 12-05-2009, 06:51 AM
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I dunno about off the bumper

With a hitch you could. Truck will handle it
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Old 12-05-2009, 07:07 AM
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If you don't have a hitch already, they're not expensive, and even cheaper if you score one from a junk yard.

A boat is not ideal to tow on the bumper.
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:11 AM
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Thanks guys.....I take it then nothing bigger then a bread box off the bumper. Thats a good idea to scout the junk yards Jay! Never thought of that! Thanks.
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:20 AM
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Thanks guys.....I take it then nothing bigger then a bread box off the bumper. Thats a good idea to scout the junk yards Jay! Never thought of that! Thanks.
wtf mine came with one, a 2.3 automatic with a class 3 hitch and a 7000# rating on said hitch lol
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:39 AM
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Yeah invest in a hitch (they're a paint to pit on from fighting gravity!). I used to pull a 10ft trailer with mulch and a 14' jon boat with my 2.3, not ideal but it got the job done. Yeah u should be fine. U will be able to tell something is back there though
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:10 PM
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:21 AM
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before i swapped to the 4.0 in my truck, came stock 3.0/auto, i pulled my dads 21 ft. stratos bass boat with a tandem axle trailer and had no problems with it hooked to the bumper. pulled it about 125 miles and back home with no problems.
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:05 AM
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Nobody is suggesting it's impossible, just not recommended.

Sure, people have towed on the bumper, even exceeded the max weight, and haven't had a problem. But sooner or later, they just might. IMO, the consequences are too great to do that on a regular basis.
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:21 PM
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Aint'cha glad you have a truck?
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Old 12-06-2009, 06:36 PM
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where did you get that pic?
looks like my cousin from orville
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Old 12-06-2009, 06:51 PM
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i found my hitch on craigd list for 35$
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