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Old 09-22-2007
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Haulin' Trailer with Stock Ball?

Any of you guys use the stock ball on the bumper to haul stuff around? I see some have a "class III Hitch" but all rangers seem to have the ability to put a ball on the bumper. I'm looking at hauling our boat with the ranger, approx. weight 2000lbs.

Any suggestions?
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dont tow anything with the bumper. its junk. get a class 3 hitch there under 150bux.

use the search button at the top of the page. theres be ubber many discussions on this exact topic.
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thats why all ranger bumpers look like shizz
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I did once or twice. I didn't like doing it. It was also to high for the trailer. I had to pick the trailer up each time I hooked it up. I bought a Class III with a 2'' drop hitch.
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I wouldn't haul anything with a modern step bumper after I seen a trailer come off of one of those. The rear bumper will twist as you tow and over a period of time it will weaken and the step will literally rip off. I have never paid more than 100 bucks for a Class III hitch ever and it takes minutes to install. Do ti the right way.

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Good to know, thanks for the info.
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I bought a used one off a truck with 12k on it....only cost me $50, and it included oem bolts & nuts!
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