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TOWING A CAR

So im getting paid pretty well to do this for a buddy. I will be towing his car from Providence to Englishtown NJ. The car is a 2004 Dodge Neon SRT4. The Trailer is from Uhaul. I was wonder if the Ranger is up for the task?
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knowing the weight of the car and trailer is an important thing to know when your planning to pull that much weight.
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tow dolly or full drive up?
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full drive up. car is 2740lbs
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I would think that it will be fine. I think those full trailers are like 2000lbs.

Assuming you're a 4.0 with an auto you should be able to tow just under 6000 lbs
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4.0 XCAL 3 and yes auto
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I think those Uhaul trailer brakes suck, but otherwise you should be good (if Uhaul lets you rent that size trailer with a Ford Ranger.)
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They let me take one, but they were kinda skeptical.
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I think those Uhaul trailer brakes suck, but otherwise you should be good (if Uhaul lets you rent that size trailer with a Ford Ranger.)
i tried earlier and couldnt get one with the ranger. i am going with my friend tomorrow in his PSD. then just hook it up to the ranger
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i flat-towed a dead neon home about 15 miles last week with no problems, as long as youve got good brakes and working trailer brakes i wouldnt sweat it.
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