I feel a little like a dunce asking this, but here goes:
We are buying an RV trailer. Dry weight 1450 lbs. I have a 2008 Ranger Sport with manual transmission. 3.0 L engine. My manual says 6000 lbs GCWR and 2280 max trailer weight. Frontal area max is 50square feet (trailer frontage is 54 square feet but I am sure that would be from the ground to the top (it says exterior height is 8'4" but interior height is only 6'6") so frontal area should be okay. 2 Adults in the truck 200, and 140 lbs. Trailer manufacturer says wet weight would be about 2000 lbs. I am thinking it might work, but here is an issue. The trailer has trailer breaks, and my ranger manual says the "electrical system is not equipped to accomodate electric trailer brakes."
What do you guys who are wiser than me say about this situation? Is it time to upgrade the truck?