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Old 12-07-2011, 08:34 PM
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Default Re: Can my V6 2001 Ford Ranger XLT pull a 2 horse trailer safely?

Can you? yeah. Should you? probably not. These trucks aren't made to pull a lot of weight. The transmission isn't made for that much weight, the truck isn't wide enough along with a lot of other things. Its just a lot more strain than the truck needs to go through. If it comes to having to pull the horse, find a friend with at least a 1/2 ton truck.
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:35 PM
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this thread is almost 3 years old.
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:20 PM
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Really, what ford built the ranger for is towing around stuff such as smaller boats, dirtbikes, atv's the occasional wood you gathered and put in the bed and trailer, ya know stuff like that.
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:09 AM
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1 ton motorcycle trailer

I would highly advise using an automatic, felt like the clutch was burning up trying to start up on uphill stop lights through Carson City. I found during the 3,000 mile round trip, even the rear discs had trouble stopping if you didn't give yourself enough distance. The Mustang t-5 holds up fairly well through the ordeal...
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:12 AM
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bringing back a 35 month old thread! gotta love it.
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:34 AM
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bringing back a 35 month old thread! gotta love it.
now here is a toughy for ya! would you rather him dig up an old thread like this.... or rather have him start a new one so half of the responses he gets are telling him to use the search?!


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Old 12-08-2011, 11:38 PM
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1 ton motorcycle trailer

I would highly advise using an automatic, felt like the clutch was burning up trying to start up on uphill stop lights through Carson City. I found during the 3,000 mile round trip, even the rear discs had trouble stopping if you didn't give yourself enough distance. The Mustang t-5 holds up fairly well through the ordeal...
In certain instances if you know your clutch good you can haut without burning it up. Ive hauled almost 2 tons of wood in my bed and traileas imbibed. Usually when I haul I don't let my rpm's leave 2000 so I don't burn up, and I got around just fine.
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:03 AM
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In certain instances if you know your clutch good you can haut without burning it up. Ive hauled almost 2 tons of wood in my bed and traileas imbibed. Usually when I haul I don't let my rpm's leave 2000 so I don't burn up, and I got around just fine.
Most of the trip went really well, only one place i really started to have issues was the left turn on 97 after crossing the Columbia gorge back into Wa at Maryhill. Got stuck behind two semi's and some suv's, right where the steep grade started. Even using the line loc, felt like the truck started shaking just to get it to move. Try that 4 times in a row.
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