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Old 08-01-2009
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TOWING ?????

could a 3.0 tow 2 atv's
and whats the most weight you have pulled with yours?
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i throw my quad in the back of mine all the time...i can defiantly tell its there tho...but u can feel the power loos with 3 people in the truck lol....but any way my quad is a Yamaha warrior and it is like as heavy as 2 normal quads...lol. but u can defiantly tow 2 quads.
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Easily.
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Well I do 3 every weekend, so 2 should be no problem. I have a 4.0 mind you, but the comparison is similar. My friend Jesse have the 3.0, and he takes 2 normally when we go riding.
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I don't think you'll have a problem.
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dude i got the same engine, and i have towed 4 atvs 150 miles to mudfest and back, i have towed a full size blazer 30 miles on a tri-axle trailer, and my dad's boat which is 22 ft, about 5000 lbs, plus i am lifted wiht 33's, so go head and tow away
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Ricky used to do it all the time with his 3.0. You should be good to go.
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i dunno, i like towing with my truck, with its short wheel base and its beefed up rear end, its fun to out turn and park the bigger boys, plus not spending 988769 on fuel
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about 150 miles with a 3.0...but she had to work!
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another towing thread

your truck should be fine

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yeah you should be fine try searching next time we have had alot of towing threads lately or just read or owners manual it will tell you everything you want to know
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Youll be fine man. I have pulled 2 with mine plenty of times. Mine is a 4.0, but the truck itself should handle it fine.
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could a 3.0 tow 2 atv's
and whats the most weight you have pulled with yours?
it better... my 96' had the 2.3 manual and i pulled 2-Honda TRX450R's on a 5'x12' trailer with a Honda Foreman Rubicon in the bed. it was a 60 mile highway drive doing 55mph in 4th gear. that was the max i pulled with that truck.

my current ranger, has the 4.0, and i have yet to find something i cant pull...
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With my bed full and my trailer full i towed almost the full 8000# GCVWR. It handled it though it likes pulling less. I had the truck weighing about 4500 and the trailer weighing about 3300# or so. It may have been a little over because i had gotten rid of some stuff at the point I weighed it.

It never complained or came remotely close to overheating in thousands of miles. I did have a tranny cooler though. Now I usually tow about 6000 GCVW. The trailer at about 2000- 2200# and the truck 3500- 4000#. That is comfortable though you do know you are towing.

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