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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
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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
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My friend is taking care of the trailer so hopefully it's not a heavy *** uhaul!
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you should be fine
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NEVERMIND I'm dumb as hell.
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dude... it will do just fine... i towed my 3800 lbs 1974 dodge charger with my 87 Ranger 2.3l and it did ok...
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Just get the 3/4 ton sierra, it will be a much more enjoyable pull...
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Just get the 3/4 ton sierra, it will be a much more enjoyable pull...
Agreed fully
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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?
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Hope you have trailer brakes wired up for the truck.
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well the uhaul trailers have something of the sort that help out. and its all gonna be open highway driving.
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Hope you have trailer brakes wired up for the truck.
lol trailer brakes are for babes... towed that charger without trailer brakes. :)
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How is being unsafe something to be proud of? Its stupid
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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
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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.
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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.

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go get trailer brakes if you don't got them. or get a bigger truck.
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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
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well my dads truck is only a possibility. chances are this will be during the week and he needs his truck for work.
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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.
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you could be done with the tow before you read through all these threads..
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not up to me when we go. waiting on my buddy to finalize everything.
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is this a one time tow, or are you going to do this a lot?
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its only gonna be this one time. but it'll be about a 3 hour drive to where we have to go.
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and the car is around 2200 lbs
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