How much weight on the tailgate?
Just bought a 2011 XLT Ext.cab....because my '96 F-150 got totaled by the insurance company.
With the F-150, the 8 ft bed, I could remove the tailgate, use ramps and ride my Harley up, strap it down and put the tailgate back on.
This new Ranger, of course, has a 6 ft bed. The rear tire would rest on the tailgate, so, the Ranger tailgate must stay on and open..
The Ford dealer cannot or will not answer a question....
The tailgate: will it support the wieght of the bike AND me...about 880 pounds...when I ride the bike up (on ramps, of course), and ride the bike down?
If not....or maybe....what mods would anyone suggest? I REALLY don't want to spend 2400 bucks on one of those electric ramp systems such as "Rampage Lifts" (rampagelifts.com).
2011 Ranger XLT, extended cab, V-6, automatic, transfer case neutral switch, with a BlueOx baseplate to tow the Ranger behind my motorhome.