towing a car, questions - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

towing a car, questions

Reply

 
 
 
  #1  
Old 02-07-2010
Tys 4x4 FTW's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 6,575
towing a car, questions

just want to confirm everything. im sure ill be fine just want input. buddy is trading his ae86 corolla track car for a 92 turbo mr2. the rolla weighs in at about 2200 lbs and the mr2 at 28. i should be cool towing these with my 4L ranger correct? if not ill just see if i can borrow my dads 2500 sierra lol
 
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-07-2010
dixie_boysles's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NC
Posts: 3,779
Ur truck is rated at almost 6K (5600 I think) lbs on thr hitch so u should be fine assuming your not towing it on one heavy *** trailer
 
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-07-2010
Tys 4x4 FTW's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 6,575
My friend is taking care of the trailer so hopefully it's not a heavy *** uhaul!
 
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-07-2010
camodown's Avatar
Lost in Nowhere
iTrader: (3)
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Midland, TX
Posts: 5,029
you should be fine
 
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-07-2010
Ranger093's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Blaine, Minnesota
Posts: 289
NEVERMIND I'm dumb as hell.
 
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-07-2010
Snow Wolf's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Westminster M.D.
Posts: 1,577
dude... it will do just fine... i towed my 3800 lbs 1974 dodge charger with my 87 Ranger 2.3l and it did ok...
 
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-07-2010
Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: BFNW
Posts: 54
Just get the 3/4 ton sierra, it will be a much more enjoyable pull...
 
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-07-2010
korey89's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South, FL
Posts: 4,672
Originally Posted by 02XLT View Post
Just get the 3/4 ton sierra, it will be a much more enjoyable pull...
Agreed fully
 
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-07-2010
atrocity's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: 954Fl
Posts: 547
i tow 3k+ often with no problems and that's with a 3L, you should be fine, just expect crappy gas mileage. What kind of trailer are you gonna be using?
 
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-07-2010
tractorman's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 190
Hope you have trailer brakes wired up for the truck.
 
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-07-2010
Tys 4x4 FTW's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 6,575
well the uhaul trailers have something of the sort that help out. and its all gonna be open highway driving.
 
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-07-2010
Snow Wolf's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Westminster M.D.
Posts: 1,577
Originally Posted by tractorman View Post
Hope you have trailer brakes wired up for the truck.
lol trailer brakes are for babes... towed that charger without trailer brakes. :)
 
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-07-2010
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
How is being unsafe something to be proud of? Its stupid
 
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-07-2010
steveo1271's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: lexington,sc
Posts: 780
it will pull it, but if you can get a bigger truck to tow it with why not use it,and if you think trailer brakes are for babys tell that to a cop one day when you rear end somebody and hurt them because you thought you didnt need more stopping power
 
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-07-2010
morris's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Detroit.
Posts: 7,837
i think you'd be ok. also those u-haul trailers have some sort of braking device right above the hitch mount. it looks like a cylinder of some sorts with an extension or piston at the front of it.
 
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-07-2010
Snow Wolf's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Westminster M.D.
Posts: 1,577
first of all that was a joke... 2nd thing, when you don't have the money you use what you got. and when i did that, that is all i had.

ok
go get trailer brakes if you don't got them. or get a bigger truck.
 
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-08-2010
Snow Wolf's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Westminster M.D.
Posts: 1,577
Originally Posted by morris View Post
i think you'd be ok. also those u-haul trailers have some sort of braking device right above the hitch mount. it looks like a cylinder of some sorts with an extension or piston at the front of it.
yes u-haul trailers have hydraulics trailer brakes. you got to put a pin in the brake booster to back up.

boot trailer have them too
 
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-08-2010
Tys 4x4 FTW's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 6,575
well my dads truck is only a possibility. chances are this will be during the week and he needs his truck for work.
 
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-08-2010
morris's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Detroit.
Posts: 7,837
Originally Posted by svo/ranger/stx View Post
yes u-haul trailers have hydraulics trailer brakes. you got to put a pin in the brake booster to back up.

boot trailer have them too
horse trailers have these too. my buddy used his dad's chev and i recognize the whole process about putting the wire in, in case of accidental disconnect.
 
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-08-2010
Jrevans2002's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Chicago, Ill
Posts: 560
you could be done with the tow before you read through all these threads..
 
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 02-08-2010
Tys 4x4 FTW's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 6,575
not up to me when we go. waiting on my buddy to finalize everything.
 
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 02-08-2010
Snow Wolf's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Westminster M.D.
Posts: 1,577
is this a one time tow, or are you going to do this a lot?
 
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 02-08-2010
Tys 4x4 FTW's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 6,575
its only gonna be this one time. but it'll be about a 3 hour drive to where we have to go.
 
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 02-08-2010
Snow Wolf's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Westminster M.D.
Posts: 1,577
and the car is around 2200 lbs
 
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 02-08-2010
Tys 4x4 FTW's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 6,575
yup
 
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: towing a car, questions


Contact Us Sitemap Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.