towing a mako 17 footer - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech General discussion of 4.0L OHV and SOHC V6 Ford Ranger engines.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-22-2007
duckbuster1888's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Greenville, NC
Posts: 196
towing a mako 17 footer

we are about to buy a boat and my dad doesnt think my ranger will pull the 17 foot mako center console- 90 hp mercury trolling motor and all....i wanted more opinons i was also thinking about getting a bama
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-23-2007
greygooseranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 3,293
You will without a doubt be fine! I pull my 22 foot boat with my truck and its a 2wd stick with a 4.0. Trust me you will have no problems at all. One thing you really need to do it get a heavy duty trans fluid cooler installed (something like 25,000GVW) and change your trans oil every 30,000 miles. Other than that, you are golden.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-23-2007
EdGe_wannabe's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Richmond Hill, Georgia
Posts: 4,306
I don't know how this compares, but I pulled a 17' enclosed trailer w/ a Hustler Super Z mower(72") & an exmark (52") and my truck was on 35's & stock gears & it did okay.

Brenton
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-23-2007
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
whats the weight of the boat and trailer
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-23-2007
bdiddy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: vancouver, wa
Posts: 182
i have an 18ft boat and my truck pulls it fine. just remember to stop a little sooner.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-24-2007
duckbuster1888's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Greenville, NC
Posts: 196
i would say about 2500 pounds at the most....
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1991 ranger w/ factory towing pkg- how to tell its towing capicity? peteranger General Technical & Electrical 4 03-04-2012 10:12 PM
First time towing with 04 ranger..no REAL power towing Ranger_Johnny 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 30 07-19-2007 08:43 PM
MAKO ebay company rideac1 Ranger Products, Company, & Member Reviews 11 01-12-2006 02:58 PM
Towing a Load PharmRanger4x4 General Technical & Electrical 13 02-09-2005 06:38 AM
PM's in header/footer? blacknight Ranger-Forums Office 14 09-26-2004 10:25 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:04 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.