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Hauling Tile

Hey guys...my boss just called me and asked if I could haul 3k pounds of tile up to Steamboat Springs, CO tomorrow. I work for a piece of **** company, so vehicles are limited...so he asked if I could use my Ranger. I think I'm going to tell him no. 3k is probably too much for the Ranger to handle. Not to mention I will be hauling it up the mountains, 7-9k feet above sea level....so a significant power loss.

I'm contemplating just telling him no. Hell, I only have 4 days left of the job anyway, then i'm going to a new job.

What do you all think? Too much weight for the Ranger?
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naw you could handle it, if it could be on a trailer that would be even better, but it should be able to do that fine.
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I dunno, I think 3k pounds is way too much for the truck. LOL
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naw you could handle it, if it could be on a trailer that would be even better, but it should be able to do that fine.
im sure you can handle it... but it would have to be in a trailer..... 3k in the bed lol not a chance
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Are you going to haul it in the bed, or on a trailer?
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I was going to haul it in the bed. But thinking about it more, there's no freakin way.

I'm going to tell him no.
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more than 1 trip? 2 trips would be fine for the bed.
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It would be ONE trip will ALL 3,000 lbs of tile in the bed. NO trailer.

I think that its to much weight.
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Yup, woulda been one trip with everything in the bed.

Talked to the boss though, and he said he is going to do it in his personal vehicle. Late 2000's Mercury...I forget the name but its the same vehicle as a Ford Escape.
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And yeah thats too much for the ranger.
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why would you ruin your truck for a job that probably doesnt even pay you enough
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It is too much. !565lbs is what max weight including people.
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so you quit this job... why would you do this trip and risk damaging your vehicle? do you think this guy will pay to rebuild your trans if you cook it? i dont know why you even considered it in the first place. that is obviously WAY to much weight for a ranger
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It wouldn't be worth it especially if you are starting a new job anyway...what's the worst that could happen? Not like he's going to fire you with 4 days left to work and if he does so be it
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Well, he offered to pay a buck a mile plus gas plus hourly wage. So thats why i was thinking about doing it haha.
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Well, he offered to pay a buck a mile plus gas plus hourly wage. So thats why i was thinking about doing it haha.
hell if hes going to pay that rent a truck from uhaul..... lol youd still make money
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why would you ruin your truck for a job that probably doesnt even pay you enough
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so you quit this job... why would you do this trip and risk damaging your vehicle? do you think this guy will pay to rebuild your trans if you cook it? i dont know why you even considered it in the first place. that is obviously WAY to much weight for a ranger
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It wouldn't be worth it especially if you are starting a new job anyway...what's the worst that could happen? Not like he's going to fire you with 4 days left to work and if he does so be it
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Well, he offered to pay a buck a mile plus gas plus hourly wage. So thats why i was thinking about doing it haha.
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You do realize from Denver to Steamboat Springs is only 156 miles, right? So he'll pay you $156,,, no... let's take this BEST case senario:

$156 to
$156 back
$150 gas (estimate)
and the day's worth of wages...

this still does NOT make it worth it to use YOUR Ranger.
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And yeah thats too much for the ranger.
Mountaineer = Explorer

Mariner = Escape

And hell no, he can get his own damn truck.
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a Mariner will NOT hold that much weight lmao. most ive hauled in my bed was 2 yards of mulch. idk how much that weights but over 1000lbs. did it no problem.
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a Mariner will NOT hold that much weight lmao. most ive hauled in my bed was 2 yards of mulch. idk how much that weights but over 1000lbs. did it no problem.
doubt it. 3/4 a yard almost filled my fleetside bed
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I use my truck to haul stuff for work, I get paid extra also. I don't see why everyone is having such an issue, it's a truck, use it.
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a Mariner will NOT hold that much weight lmao. most ive hauled in my bed was 2 yards of mulch. idk how much that weights but over 1000lbs. did it no problem.
Yeah a mariner is not gonna handle that much weight. maybe on a trailer. maybe.
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I use my truck to haul stuff for work, I get paid extra also. I don't see why everyone is having such an issue, it's a truck, use it.
Hauling "stuff" for work usually isnt 3,000lbs of tile. Plus there are some killer runs up these mountains. It really isnt worth doing for our company.
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If I remember payload for our trucks is only like 1200lbs. If your going to do it tell him he has to get you a trailer and use the bronco. It has more grunt for those hills. This is of course IF you do it, but why bother if your gone in 4 days? Just tell him you dont want to take a risk of ruing your clutch/transmission. Even if it doesn't cause any issues at first. It'll definitely wear things down faster in the long run.
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