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Question: I'm moving to Texas....

My parents have a 2006 Ford Explorer and I have a 1996 Ford Ranger, the question is can I put a towbar on my truck and have the 2006 Ford Explorer tow my truck? All the way to Texas?? U-Haul wouldn't allow us to rent their towbars for some reason. So, let me know sooner thanks.

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What motor does the Explorer have?
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It has a 6 cylinder in it.
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Welcome to Texas, I say yes it should pull it. When you see a big hill coming just get a run approaching it.
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U-Haul wouldn't allow us to rent their towbars for some reason.
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they stopped renting to anybody with an explorer after the firestone tire problem IIRC
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They won't rent any trailers to anyone with an explorer. Find someone with a full size truck,suv or van and have them pick up the tow dolly for you.
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just make sure you pull your driveshafts
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I picked up a full trailer from U haul. Just told them I wasn't pulling the load, just picking it up lol
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I picked up a full trailer from U haul. Just told them I wasn't pulling the load, just picking it up lol
thats what i was gonna say, just pick it up with your ranger.
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Yeah the whole Explorer deal started with the firestone/rollover issue. U-haul now prohibits Explorers from towing just to cover their ***. Doesn't matter what year, engine, etc. Anything with the Explorer now is prohibited.
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It has a 6 cylinder in it.
Don't tow anything long distance without a trans cooler AT LEAST and preferably a fluid change if you haven't done one yet.
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Tow bars or tow dolly?
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