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Old 02-19-2010, 05:18 AM
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Although the towbar has always been on the truck I`d never used it but I towed with the Ranger for the first time this morning, a mates auld knackered Ford Escort estate a few miles to a local garage for repair, used a tow pole and didn`t know the car was there, no effort what so ever, if fact he was telling me to slow down.
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:31 AM
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I have towed my dads 26' travel trailer before. Only problems were stopping and taking off. Going down the road at 45-50 mph it was just fine

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Old 02-19-2010, 06:55 AM
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STL when you towed that big of a trailer did you have to add equalizer bars or an equalizer hitch?
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:02 AM
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No just used the factory hitch

My dad has one on his F150 though
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:05 AM
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I was just wondering because i wanted to start towing a holiday trailer did you have to hook your Ranger up with wiring for trailer brakes

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Old 02-19-2010, 07:08 AM
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Although the towbar has always been on the truck I`d never used it but I towed with the Ranger for the first time this morning, a mates auld knackered Ford Escort estate a few miles to a local garage for repair, used a tow pole and didn`t know the car was there, no effort what so ever, if fact he was telling me to slow down.
The rangers a good towing vehicle, even better than my old Hilux.
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:20 AM
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I was just wondering because i wanted to start towing a holiday trailer did you have to hook your Ranger up with wiring for trailer brakes
No Only went 30 miles and I just had to slow down about 5000 ft before turn
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Old 02-20-2010, 02:43 AM
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The rangers a good towing vehicle, even better than my old Hilux.

Yeah, I had a 51 plate 2.4TD Hilux which was a hell of a truck but this Ranger is in a different league for normal road use.
Effortless 70 mph crusing where the Toyota would be doing 50 and 35+ mpg where the Hilux would only get 25+
The most powerful pickup I had for towing was the 3.0 TDi Isuzu Rodeo
But horses for courses I suppose, this Ranger is the best all rounder by far.
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:11 AM
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Yeah, I had a 51 plate 2.4TD Hilux which was a hell of a truck but this Ranger is in a different league for normal road use.
Effortless 70 mph crusing where the Toyota would be doing 50 and 35+ mpg where the Hilux would only get 25+
The most powerful pickup I had for towing was the 3.0 TDi Isuzu Rodeo
But horses for courses I suppose, this Ranger is the best all rounder by far.
I had the 2002 D4D hilux it was a great truck, I regretted selling it, then bought a van before needing a 4x4 again. Didn't like the look of the new hilux plus toyota aint cheap for spares so got my ranger. Want to try the Amarok next but thats a long way off, got plenty of years left in my ranger.
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:53 AM
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got plenty of years left in my ranger.

Thats one thing putting me off an Amarok because my Rangers going for its first Mot in March and it hasn`t done 15k yet.
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