Towing with 3.0 engine, 1600 miles - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

General Technical & Electrical General technical and electrical discussion for the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-21-2013
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: hutchinson,mn
Posts: 14
Towing with 3.0 engine, 1600 miles

I was checking to see if this is a good idea. I need to pull a 5 x 8 trailer from Seattle to Minnesota. Not a huge load. The truck is a 2001 extended cab with the 3.0 engine. The truck has 97000 miles on it and runs very well. What do you guys think? Is this too much to tow this distance, over the mountains, etc, or should I use a different vehicle. I also have a 1996 ranger with a 4.0 engine. I will drive out from MN empty, and get the trailer in Seattle and drive back to MN. Your opinions please. Thanks Tom
Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013
djfllmn's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: York, PA
Posts: 5,796
the 4.0 will tow it a lot easier
Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013
03crewcabranger's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Mty, Mx
Posts: 1,031
X2 on the 4.0 towing it easier. But I don't see the 3.0 having much trouble towing the trailer empty.
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1992 Ford Ranger - $1600 pepps Ranger Based Vehicles 0 10-08-2011 11:55 AM
my buddies lifted 92 stx $1600 OHIO sullys_ranger Ranger Based Vehicles 14 12-03-2010 10:32 PM
For Sale: JL Audio W7 woofer in box w/1600 watt amp--GA Pless215 Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 8 12-07-2009 10:40 AM
FS: CL - 1988 Ford Ranger - $1600 (Ottawa, IL) PlasticHero Ranger Based Vehicles 0 05-28-2009 01:51 PM
Need Math Help - 32" tires, Inaccurate speedo for 20K miles = how many real miles? TommyC General Ford Ranger Discussion 7 07-27-2006 06:12 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 01:21 PM.

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 and affiliated sites.