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I swear I remember hearing about a neutral tow kit for automatic rangers... Hmm...
yes there is such a thing. a neighbor of mine flat tows his 4x4 auto ranger behind his motorhome all the time.
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Base Part No. 7H332 according to Ford's towing and trailer guide. I would do some research and get a neutral tow kit and tow bar myself. Who wants to have a dolly stuck on the back of the motorhome even with the truck driving around?
i would suggest doing this over towing it backwards on a dolly especially if it will be often. if you stick to the dolly tow i would load it with the front wheels on the dolly and take the 4 bolts out that hold the rear driveshaft on to the pinion flange and hang the shaft under the truck with a ratchet strap.

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Ok guy, thanks for the info. Alot of you keep talking "if its a manual"........It is a auto with the electronic shift for 4wd. To rent a tow dolly is about $50 for a day Vs. to tow the truck with a tow bar requires a break controller on the motorhome, brakes, wiring, tow bar, etc., literally several thousand dollars to tow a ranger on all fours with a auto tranny and transfer case being electric activated like mine. Have any of you actually towed a ranger like I am asking??????????
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Ok guy, thanks for the info. Alot of you keep talking "if its a manual"........It is a auto with the electronic shift for 4wd. To rent a tow dolly is about $50 for a day Vs. to tow the truck with a tow bar requires a break controller on the motorhome, brakes, wiring, tow bar, etc., literally several thousand dollars to tow a ranger on all fours with a auto tranny and transfer case being electric activated like mine. Have any of you actually towed a ranger like I am asking??????????
i have never towed a truck with a motorhome but i have hauled one with a tow truck and ive never pulled it from the rear, i always hooked it from the front and unbolted the rear driveshaft as i explained earlier. also, why would you need a brake controller to flat haul it as opposed to towing it on a dolly? youre still pulling and stopping the same amount of wieght, actually a little more if you include the weight of the dolly (which i know isnt much)
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Ok guy, thanks for the info. Alot of you keep talking "if its a manual"........It is a auto with the electronic shift for 4wd. To rent a tow dolly is about $50 for a day Vs. to tow the truck with a tow bar requires a break controller on the motorhome, brakes, wiring, tow bar, etc., literally several thousand dollars to tow a ranger on all fours with a auto tranny and transfer case being electric activated like mine. Have any of you actually towed a ranger like I am asking??????????
All that you would need to do is the tow bar and the lights, not 'literally several thousand dollars'. The lights you could easily do yourself if you know a little bit about electrical stuff and you know how to read a wiring diagram.
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I have towed many Rangers on dolly.s I have smoked 1 trans and made one bleed...lol Now I always unhook the driveshaft if its an automatic.
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I have towed many Rangers on dolly.s I have smoked 1 trans and made one bleed...lol Now I always unhook the driveshaft if its an automatic.
Listen to this guy, mother fu**** has towed like twenty some odd Rangers lol

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lol thanks...I think...lol
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BTW you can't tow it backwards because the wheels need to turn when you go around turns or it will bind.
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Depends on the Dolley. My old dolley (i sold it cause people borrowed it all the time) pivoted so you could tow vehicles backwards. It was even stated in the owners manual.

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