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pulling a 17 Ft. Sunbird with my Ranger XLT??

Hi, i desperately want to buy a boat and might have found one. It is a 17 ft. 1997 Sunbird with a 115 Johnson fish and ski. I googled and cannot find the weight of this package anywhere. Do you guys think my ranger can pull it? I have a 2000 Ford Ranger XLT 2wd with a 3.0.
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idk my 4L xlt 4x4 cudnt pull a 01 explorer 4wd in neutral
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idk my 4L xlt 4x4 cudnt pull a 01 explorer 4wd in neutral
im sorry but i dont believe that for one second.
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Single axle trailer? I could pull an explorer in neutral with no shoes on
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ya i did one very similar the trick to it is when your driving anticipate the breaking being difficult i had to down shift like its my job. let me no how it goes
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My grandpa used to pull a 17' fish and ski with chevy 350 in it with his 4.0 OHV.

I pull a Basstracker 18 footer with a 50 on the back, but I have the 4.0 SOHC

Im sure you will be fine, just be prepared for your gas to go fas! The truck WILL pull it, its a mattter of will it do it efficiently
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idk my 4L xlt 4x4 cudnt pull a 01 explorer 4wd in neutral
does your truck not have a motor or something? like was said, I could probably pull the thing myself without my truck
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idk my 4L xlt 4x4 cudnt pull a 01 explorer 4wd in neutral

First off, the P means PARK, not neutral. And even then I could pull an explorer around if I wanted to. On 35s with stock 4.10 gearing.
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First off, the P means PARK, not neutral. And even then I could pull an explorer around if I wanted to. On 35s with stock 4.10 gearing.
probably left the parking brake on
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what's with all the bullsh>t answers? Nevermind i will go ask someone else dorks.
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what's with all the bullsh>t answers? Nevermind i will go ask someone else dorks.
your question was answered..

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Im sure you will be fine, just be prepared for your gas to go fast! The truck WILL pull it, its a matter of will it do it efficiently
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im sorry but i dont believe that for one second.
I could not pull it, the truck was bogging down and spinning the rear tires. i put it in 4wd and in 2nd then the strap snapped. so i used a chain and still had no power
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I can pull my 19 foot ski boat est. weight with gear and gas is 3600 LBS and i have no issues plus im on 33's and stock gears
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I could not pull it, the truck was bogging down and spinning the rear tires. i put it in 4wd and in 2nd then the strap snapped. so i used a chain and still had no power
then your truck has some serious issues.
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then your truck has some serious issues.

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Just filling it in for the next 10 people who agree with your post. In high school wrestling we had to push vehicles in neutral a few miles as a workout. Not that hard.
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Just filling it in for the next 10 people who agree with your post. In high school wrestling we had to push vehicles in neutral a few miles as a workout. Not that hard.
did your post right after mine get deleted? lol
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did your post right after mine get deleted? lol

Yah lol, it's all good.
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Yah lol, it's all good.
it was deleted for honesty, I suppose
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idk my 4L xlt 4x4 cudnt pull a 01 explorer 4wd in neutral
why were you driving to drive in neutral?


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probly cause the expo had 3 flat tires. idk it seemed it was working really hard so i stopped
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I could not pull it, the truck was bogging down and spinning the rear tires. i put it in 4wd and in 2nd then the strap snapped. so i used a chain and still had no power
good grief... get your truck looked at ASAP.
a smart car could tow (or at least move) an explorer thats in neutral.
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was it in mud or something?
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probly cause the expo had 3 flat tires. idk it seemed it was working really hard so i stopped
i was being sarcastic like your truck was in neutral
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idk my 4L xlt 4x4 cudnt pull a 01 explorer 4wd in neutral
your trucks a pos then, i pulled a 93 explorer 4wd with a strap with my 4 CYL!
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I dont see pulling as a problem the problem is in stopping, the ranger is so light it can easily be pushed by a heavy trailor. Nothing like the feeling in your gut when your rear end starts steering your truck for you.
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