Intriduction and some questions
Hi guys, been lurking for a while now but since I pulled the trigger a few weeks ago I suppose it is about time I said “Hi”.
So a bit of background: Been looking for about a year for a vehicle with towing capabilities. Reason being that I have a Harley FXDB and a Kawi Ninja 650. Yeah, I need a toy hauler. Especially since a buddy of mine and I plan on doing some track days this year.
With my previous experience on buying used vehicles I decided to buy new. I made a list of capable vehicles within by budget and the Ranger and the Rav4 where my top picks. The plan was to get over the phone prices first and then walk in prices on the two with dealers closest to me. Well, the second walk in for the Ranger had me sold with 5k off sticker price (besides the Ranger is ultimately what I wanted). Monthly payment and gas included, financially it was the right choice over the Rav4.
I have made good friends with the search on this site but need you Ranger guru’s input.
1. I am unable to find a locking gas cap for a 2011. Is there another year that will work for what I have? Ford dealer along with some auto shops are saying no locking cap is available yet. Maybe just wait it out?
2. I understand there is a uhh flaw…with the locking mechanism on our doors. I know I can just get an alarm but I would feel better if a thief can’t open my door with just a push of a button. Is there something I can do so it isn’t so accessible?
I know if someone wants to break in…they are going to, but if I can keep the honest people honest and convince a thief to move on to an easier target, I would have a better piece of mind when my truck is out of sight.