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I think its cool that you tow a 5th wheel with the Ranger. I keep begging my friend to let me tow his Baja boat and its HUGE. He says I wouldn't be able to tow it but I know I could once I'm properly geared. I've towed a 6x12 fully loaded landscaping trailer with grass in my bed once and it pulled it easily with 3/4" sag in the back and that was with 33s and 3.73s. Does your truck sag alot when you have the 5th wheel hooked up?
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If it is within weight ratings and the trailer has brakes, who cares?
It is a lot safer than a bumper pull with a bunch of hitch weight, for sure. Wind drag is more of a b!tch pulling with an RBV than the actual weight is. There is an 01-05 Sport Trac in town with a fifth wheel hitch that tows a small car hauler! lol. Although he is definitely over-weight.
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There's one on each side though. My truck has the same ones.
as does mine. its so you can put a 2x4 in there
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8900 lbs total, as in your rangers weight included right?
Yes. The truck weighs roughly 4300 pounds by itself, varies with what crap I have along.

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Ask and you shall receive.
You people are ****ing retarded. You know nothing about towing, you don't know anything about campers, or the very truck you drive. Shut the **** up. Facepalm yourself, *******s.

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I think its cool that you tow a 5th wheel with the Ranger. I keep begging my friend to let me tow his Baja boat and its HUGE. He says I wouldn't be able to tow it but I know I could once I'm properly geared. I've towed a 6x12 fully loaded landscaping trailer with grass in my bed once and it pulled it easily with 3/4" sag in the back and that was with 33s and 3.73s. Does your truck sag alot when you have the 5th wheel hooked up?
There's minimal sag. The trailer was designed for downsized trucks like the Ranger and Dakota, so the pin weight is very reasonable.

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If it is within weight ratings and the trailer has brakes, who cares?
It is a lot safer than a bumper pull with a bunch of hitch weight, for sure. Wind drag is more of a b!tch pulling with an RBV than the actual weight is. There is an 01-05 Sport Trac in town with a fifth wheel hitch that tows a small car hauler! lol. Although he is definitely over-weight.
Thank you, someone who actually knows. I'm well with the weight limits. There is no sway, handles very well. Rides really well.
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I like what you're doing here and all, but the mirrors have got to go LOL They don't fit at all. I'd rather see the clip on ones instead.
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Don't shoot the messenger. Someone asked, I provided.

I assume you are towing with over drive off the whole time? How terrible of mileage are you getting?
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i want a small fifth wheel bad. but i cant find one small enough to put behind my truck.
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Please do the truck a favor and take the mirrors off, figure a way to downsize them or go back to stock and like said above get the clip ons. I like how the mirrors look so i'd rry to down size them, maybe if they're power swap the Power mirror motor over and all that. Is the blinker wired in or is that for show??
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I just throw my spare in the bed, Bam! Instant fifth wheel
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lol^^^
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i want a small fifth wheel bad. but i cant find one small enough to put behind my truck.
or one that your rusted bed wouldnt fall off going down the highway with the busted cab mounts
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I just throw my spare in the bed, Bam! Instant fifth wheel
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i want a small fifth wheel bad. but i cant find one small enough to put behind my truck.
You are just beyond an idiot. Your parents should have flushed you down the toilet.
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You are just beyond an idiot. Your parents should have flushed you down the toilet.
I didn't want to be the **** starter here LOL
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You are just beyond an idiot. Your parents should have flushed you down the toilet.
Korey has never lost a Celebrity Deathmatch with Downey. Ever.
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Sure your under the GCWR but what about the trucks GVWR? Whats the pin weight? I bet your over on your GVWR or your GAWR or both
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You are just beyond an idiot. Your parents should have flushed you down the toilet.
ROFL i lost it when i read this! Also i agree!
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Sure your under the GCWR but what about the trucks GVWR? Whats the pin weight? I bet your over on your GVWR or your GAWR or both
Pin weight is 700 pounds. That would put the truck at 5000 pounds. GVWR is rated for 5260. I would have to look at old weight slips, but I believe empty I was at 1800 pounds rear axle weight, maybe less. That puts me at 2500 pounds on the rear axle, which is rated for 2600 pounds.

This camper was designed for Ford Rangers and Dodge Dakotas. Hell, that's what the cover of the owner's manuals has pulling it.
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As long as you pull it with no troubles and you're happy.
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Pin weight is 700 pounds. That would put the truck at 5000 pounds. GVWR is rated for 5260. I would have to look at old weight slips, but I believe empty I was at 1800 pounds rear axle weight, maybe less. That puts me at 2500 pounds on the rear axle, which is rated for 2600 pounds.

This camper was designed for Ford Rangers and Dodge Dakotas. Hell, that's what the cover of the owner's manuals has pulling it.
Wow. I didn't think they made 5vers that didn't go over on something. Sweet deal
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i want a small fifth wheel bad. but i cant find one small enough to put behind my truck.
just add it to the list man.....

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or one that your rusted bed wouldnt fall off going down the highway with the busted cab mounts
beat me to it.

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You are just beyond an idiot. Your parents should have flushed you down the toilet.
LOL again.

i'm with others about the mirrors. go get yourself a set of 08s they are fairly large. on top of that, get some towing extentions and some small stick on convex ones. it would look 100x better.
this thread has opened my eyes to towing, i was never too sure about all the GVWR acronims and what they ment. i was in the dark thinking that we could tow 5K and that was it. less with the manual.

since this is a thread about towing, could someone break down all those acronims?
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^ im not 100%..but i think you would be able to tow a little more with the manual...being as youre controlling what gear you're in and all...correct me if im wrong?
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The mazda 5 speed isnt known for being realiable, the only reason people like sticks so much is because they were told everything is mechanical and its better than an auto. Most newer semi trucks have autos in them. Go figure.
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^ im not 100%..but i think you would be able to tow a little more with the manual...being as youre controlling what gear you're in and all...correct me if im wrong?
That's not entirely correct. Most people don't know how to haul with a manual therefor, they end up doing more harm then they do good.
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Yeah Ford rates it low just so the people that don't know what they're doing ruin their clutches and then blame Ford on it.
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