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Old 12-07-2010
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Truck should do it fine. I yanked a 2003 Hemi Ram 1500 out of the mud the other night. the chain i was yanking on with all she had was from a yacht. so i wasnt worried about snapping it
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1 ton towing

I know this is not towing a jeep but may help:

- 2425 lbs of shampoo, soap, dental cream and other personal care stuff distributed in the truck and trailer.
- 770 lbs of total weight for a single axle steel flat bed trailer
TOTAL hauled: 3195 LBS

All towed with my 2.3L 4 cylinder manual transmission 2WD ranger, Hitch class III on back.

4 Hours of running across Mexico Highways including mountains and valleys.

(pictures with partial loading, aprox 70%)

No problem at all.

Compared with your bigger drive train on your ranger (engine + tranny) I will say for shure that towing that jeep can be done !!
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Old 12-08-2010
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as far as the towing advice that's already been coverd,but i would bring a bigger truck to rent something from uhaul because they wouldnt let my parents rent one of those little enclosed trailers and they have a 04 expo with a 4.0.they also wouldnt even let my sister rent the same trailer and she's got a 95 4.0 4wd cherokee
Uhaul banned explorers from renting any trailers after the old firestone tire failure fiasco.
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i'm loving the front end of fitsector ranger,pulling a jeep with a ranger wont be a problem tho i've hauled scrap metal with my ranger and weighed in just a little over 12,000pds with a 6x12 trailer before,it did fine. on the hills expect to slow down a good bit and getting up to highway speeds takes a little longer,i think your main problem is renting the trailer from uhaul with a ranger
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Uhaul banned explorers from renting any trailers after the old firestone tire failure fiasco.
really? i didnt know that about uhaul banning them,i knew about the tire thing though
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I appreciate all the advice. Hopefully there won't be any problems.
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Old 12-17-2010
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Id rent the trailer, the dolly imo should only be used for 4x2 cars. Since it will move on its own power all you will have to do is drive in on the trailer be be done with it. just dont get in a hurry and you'll be ok.
Jeeps are made with recreational towing in mind as well. Just put the transfer case into neutral and you're good to tow it as far as you want. A dolly would work just fine, it also weighs less than the trailer, keeping your ranger tranny from working too hard.
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Old 12-17-2010
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Well, my dad surprised me and decided to come up to Rolla (from Jackson, roughly 160 miles. about 2.5 - 3 hours.) and tow it himself.

I didn't ask him to, he just figured his 99 PSD w/ a 7.3L is much more suited for the job.

He didn't doubt my truck, but this is also an excuse for him to come see my rent house.
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