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Towing capacity of Rangers?

I'm curious about towing with these. I own the 1962 Mercury Wagon shown below and it's in Colorado springs and I need to move it to El Paso. When I was talking about renting a truck, several people thought the 1992 Ranger (which has the 3.0 V6 with a five speed) would tow it OK.

Seems like a big load for the truck to me but then again Europeans tow huge crap all over the place with little tiny cars. I figure this car weighs between 5,000 - 6,000 lbs.

The trip is about 600 miles and there is at least two very steep mountains to cross.

What do you think, Doable or "go get a bigger truck"?
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car dolly you should be fine
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I wouldnt want to with a ranger but i have acces to a bigger truck.
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How steep a mountain we talking?

Breaks in top shape on the ranger?

What's the minimum speed limit on the highways?
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when u doing it. roadtrip! u pay for gas lol
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Maaaybe.... I might do it. Once...
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i wouldnt want to do it with a ranger. id find a biger truck
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I don't recommend it, especially with a 3.0 manual. A 4.0 automatic would be marginal for that much weight. You definitely need brakes on whatever you're towing because the Ranger brakes aren't going to get it done alone.
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5-6000 pounds? with a 3.0 5spd? NO. Thats pushing the limits of a 4.0 auto
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I thought he said 4.0....

Bigger truck.
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i would think you would smoke that clutch
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It will tow it bit u will have damage on the ranger like in the motor and trans
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i can usually very easiliy get my hands on a tow rig (dodge 24v and trailer) or the chevy will pull it.
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The bigger the better, no way it would be safe! Rent a F-250 from U-haul you'd be better off.
Good luck,
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**** no, thats huge. Way over capacity.
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hell no dude...that car weighs around 5000 lbs but you also have to take into consideration the weight of the trailer a 4.0 auto can only tow around 5800 lbs
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yeah bigger truck FTW, and fix that flat before you tow it :P
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You will burn up your tranny and heavily risk being rolled off the highway towing something that wieghs more than a ranger.
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