what was one time you were thankful for your ranger? - 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.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-24-2011
rangerstepside's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: eafb, sd
Posts: 545
what was one time you were thankful for your ranger?

what was one time you were thankful for your ranger? it can be anything. a time you had fun in it, a time it saved your ***, or just a time you remember that your thankful for. mine was in jan '10. we had a big ice storm come through south dakota. put almost an inch of solid ice on the roads. i had to go to town to get food. as i was on my way i noticed an suv in a ditch on the road. i istopped to see if there was anybody in it, as i did my truck slid off the road and into the ditch as well. there was a man and his daughter in the suv. the man had a broken collarbone and needed to go to the hospital. im thankful for the 4wd system that held up and got me out of the ditch. as well as the 3.0 that never gave up and got me out. im thankful that ford knows how to build a truck.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-24-2011
Taylor's Avatar
Ive been dubbed....an old volk
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nashville, NC
Posts: 7,110
Ive been thankful a few times.

The last couple of times it snowed, I was still able to drive. I also pulled multiple cars and SUVs out of ditches. I also put the truck into a ditch when it snowed (my fault, I was playing around) So, I dropped it into 4lo, and drove right out of the ditch.

Im also thankful that I have a way to haul stuff.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-24-2011
sniper_101's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Sask, Canada
Posts: 1,902
All 4 years of high school. Had some crazy times growing up with that truck that nothing will ever match again. May not have been the coolest, fastest or best looking vehicle at school, but I had more blood, sweat and tears into that thing than anyone else did into theirs!

Will go to the grave with my Ranger, even if I don't finish it.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-24-2011
FordTough2007's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Auburn,ME/Selinsgrove,PA
Posts: 1,062
pretty much everyday (unless its giving me a hard time) but it may not be the most powerful, biggest, or best truck out there, but every day that it starts up and drives me to where i go, and i use it for my job, and to know its mine, i'm just thankful i have it. ive had great times in it, and ive had bad times in it. but it makes me money, and it gets me back and forth to my friends and family all the time
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-24-2011
Fink132's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Alberta
Posts: 758
I'm thankful that its a turn key vehicle for me that is pretty much brand new.. That I don't owe a cent on it, and that the 4x4 has saved my *** (and proved to be really fun in the mud :)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-24-2011
PAShooter's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Altoona, PA
Posts: 908
Everytime I help someone with it, whether its helping them carry stuff, pulling them out, or giving them a ride. Anytime I got stuck in a spot that I thought id have to be pulled out and I only have to drow it in 4lo and im out.

That I got it for free haha
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-25-2011
rangerrunner11's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: .
Posts: 1,018
Quote:
Originally Posted by sniper_101 View Post
All 4 years of high school. Had some crazy times growing up with that truck that nothing will ever match again. May not have been the coolest, fastest or best looking vehicle at school, but I had more blood, sweat and tears into that thing than anyone else did into theirs!
X2 people try to feed me crap about it, but at the end of the day they barely know how to pump their own gas while I can practically disassemble my truck. Gets me form campus to home, got me to bonfires, never let me down off road, even 2WD, easy and fun to mod. Im thankful thats its such a solid truck, parts break but that thing will never die.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-25-2011
kanuck15's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 844
Im thankful for not paying diesel fuel prices for a DD. Other than that anything the ranger can do my 350 can do better
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-25-2011
04RangerDave's Avatar
JDM> RANGER

iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: RI
Posts: 5,030
Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3GS)

Thankful hahaha
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-25-2011
rangerstepside's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: eafb, sd
Posts: 545
Quote:
Originally Posted by PAShooter View Post
Everytime I help someone with it, whether its helping them carry stuff, pulling them out, or giving them a ride. Anytime I got stuck in a spot that I thought id have to be pulled out and I only have to drow it in 4lo and im out.

That I got it for free haha
i agree with ya here, every time i get to help people with y truck it is just one more way others can see how handy a ranger can be.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-25-2011
fitsector's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Gto, MX
Posts: 369
Same as Randy and Collin. When I can help someone I feel thankful for this unstoppable truck.

Also I will like to ad when I feel broken or down and the only think I need is to drive, get away from anything, to feel like I have at least one thing reliable and that will never let me down: My Ranger.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-25-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 737
I'm thankful for the day I bought it. I had been looking for a Ranger for weeks but wasn't having much luck. The day was rainy and I had been at about 5-10 local dealers looking at what they had. The last dealer I was going to go to, had a real nice one but I didn't think I could afford it or get the financing for, cause my credit rating and financial situation was shaky at the time. He insisted I take it for a test drive and I said I'd accept that truck if I could get affordable financing. WE went into the office and he wrote up a deal, he had his finance manager get to work on it, and in about 15 minutes we had two banks approved me and were ready to do the financing for me right then and there. I was shocked, but very happy as it was a very nice truck. He let me drive it to the bank to get my down payment money. The whole process took just a few minutes and I was out the door with my new to me Ranger. They also sold me a 3 year warranty, so I felt like I had a brand new truck for half of what a new truck would have cost me. It's been great ever since, yes I've had to put on new shoes, battery and tires, but other than that it's just been basic regularly maintenance expenses only.

I'm thankful I have it everyday, it's been a great DD.

Last edited by dj wayne; 11-25-2011 at 03:42 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-27-2011
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hazleton, PA
Posts: 216
Two times in particular that I can immediately think of.

First time ever was in one of the worst snow storms I've seen. I'd only had my Ranger for a few months at this point. I'm on 81 N, heading to the Sheriffs office to get my gun permit and the road had at least 4 inches still there. Every other car on the road was struggling along at 30 mph. LOL I'm there cruising along at a solid 45, in 4wd. I felt like kind of the effing road that day!

Second time was well my girlfriend and I went on a road trip to Texas Roadhouse (don't ask...) and on the way there, it started to rain. But wait, not just rain... TORRENTIAL downpour that turned into sleet and freezing rain Not long afterwords, every other car on the road was pulled over and/or wussed out b/c the sleet was coming down just that hard and fast. Well now it's to the point where my rear end is starting to slide around and I'm only doing 40 mph. LOL I shifted into 4wd on the fly and it was smooth sailing for the next 60 miles! My only worry there was that I seriously thought my windshield was going to break.

Yet another time I was driving to a friends house to pick up a part for my girlfriend (now defunct) 93 Ranger. The guy lived out in BFE and the road to his house was nothing but ice. Well I eventually hit a ditch that I couldn't see and wow I thought I was going to bottom out. LOL nope! 4wd lo to the rescue! It took a few mins but I eventually pulled free of the ditch and made it to my friends house.

Last but not least: Last winter, there was the snowfall of all snowfalls. My college bound brother was in his 96 POS Mustang (V6 auto). He tried cutting through an unplowed parking lot and of course ended up with the two front tires off the ground. So I show up with a tow strap and a shovel. Aside from having to dig to find the frame, didn't even need the shovel. Simply found a place on the frame to hook up and yanked him right out of there! The hilarious part, when I got there, 2 idiots in a snowplow were trying to push him out from behind. AHAHAHAHA!!!!

There are many more stories but LOL those are my favorite 3.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-27-2011
littlered's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lewistown, Mo
Posts: 1,542
Quote:
Originally Posted by Decaff2007 View Post
Two times in particular that I can immediately think of.

First time ever was in one of the worst snow storms I've seen. I'd only had my Ranger for a few months at this point. I'm on 81 N, heading to the Sheriffs office to get my gun permit and the road had at least 4 inches still there. Every other car on the road was struggling along at 30 mph. LOL I'm there cruising along at a solid 45, in 4wd. I felt like kind of the effing road that day!

Second time was well my girlfriend and I went on a road trip to Texas Roadhouse (don't ask...) and on the way there, it started to rain. But wait, not just rain... TORRENTIAL downpour that turned into sleet and freezing rain Not long afterwords, every other car on the road was pulled over and/or wussed out b/c the sleet was coming down just that hard and fast. Well now it's to the point where my rear end is starting to slide around and I'm only doing 40 mph. LOL I shifted into 4wd on the fly and it was smooth sailing for the next 60 miles! My only worry there was that I seriously thought my windshield was going to break.

Yet another time I was driving to a friends house to pick up a part for my girlfriend (now defunct) 93 Ranger. The guy lived out in BFE and the road to his house was nothing but ice. Well I eventually hit a ditch that I couldn't see and wow I thought I was going to bottom out. LOL nope! 4wd lo to the rescue! It took a few mins but I eventually pulled free of the ditch and made it to my friends house.

Last but not least: Last winter, there was the snowfall of all snowfalls. My college bound brother was in his 96 POS Mustang (V6 auto). He tried cutting through an unplowed parking lot and of course ended up with the two front tires off the ground. So I show up with a tow strap and a shovel. Aside from having to dig to find the frame, didn't even need the shovel. Simply found a place on the frame to hook up and yanked him right out of there! The hilarious part, when I got there, 2 idiots in a snowplow were trying to push him out from behind. AHAHAHAHA!!!!

There are many more stories but LOL those are my favorite 3.
Thats 4
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-27-2011
Scrambler82's Avatar
Old Guy Userů ltr
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 6,777
Every time I sit in it !

Not sure how many time that counts for ?!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 11-27-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: st louis, missouri
Posts: 176
when a truck is needed out in the woods somewhere to get something out and i don't have to burn through 15 gallons of gas to get it out. efficiency.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
new to the forum, and thankful for it! bags74 Member Introductions 2 06-20-2011 10:57 PM
How-To: "Dry out your truck after you were a submarine that had taken on water." Ranger1 Interior, Exterior, & Electrical 0 01-20-2005 12:12 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:08 AM.


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.