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Posted: 05/28/12 09:36am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mitch,

was that photo at Indian Henry rest area on I90 east of snorqualmie? has that look of the Enchantment Lakes peaks on south side.

There is nothing illegal, or otherwise for those wondering why an LEO has not pulled these folks over. Anybody seen how aluminum boats are transported from the manufacture to the dealers? up right to a slight slant backwards on a flatbed with the bottom facing forward! How about trailers, be them boat or flatbed style....stacked on top of ea other until they hit the 14' tall mark. As long as one is not over an axel wt rating, along with a few other black and white laws, you're fine. go beyond those laws, you're screwed!

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Posted: 05/28/12 09:46am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't see a problem with the dually hauling the boat on it's back. It's probably under all of it's weight ratings and the boat and trailer are likely secured to the truck safely.

That Ranger on the other hand, going by my own Ranger's specs, may likely be over all of it's weight ratings, especially the GVWR and RGAWR....


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Hey Marty. Yes, that's the rest stop. Going East. We were on our way to Steamboat Rock SP.

I didn't think there was anything wrong with the setup either.. Looked like a well engineered setup to me.

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That setup should be very amusing in a panic stop! Fun center of gravity, too.


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Posted: 05/28/12 12:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SoCalDesertRider wrote:




That Ranger on the other hand, going by my own Ranger's specs, may likely be over all of it's weight ratings, especially the GVWR and RGAWR....


For those of you worried about the load on the Ranger:



All weights and limits were carefully calculated and adhered to during the l-o-o-ng design and build process. The size, grade, and strength of each part of the all-aluminum construction was exhaustively researched, and the best materials used.

The Two Engineers even got the insurance company to sign off before the actual build began, and had it inspected upon completion!

Thanks for your concern....

* This post was edited 05/28/12 02:14pm by Francesca Knowles *


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Posted: 05/28/12 12:44pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OOPS!

Hey, Moderator- can you reduce that pic?

Forgot to size it, and now I can't even see my "edit" button!

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I was thinking the Ranger was set down in the back a little but not much. It's a 2WD so it sits low anyway. I doubt that little boat, motor and trailer add up to 700 pounds.


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Posted: 05/28/12 02:00pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rjstractor wrote:

I was thinking the Ranger was set down in the back a little but not much. It's a 2WD so it sits low anyway. I doubt that little boat, motor and trailer add up to 700 pounds.
My 2wd reg cab short bed Ranger sits quite a bit higher in the rear than that picture when unloaded, even with the original springs. Sits a bit higher than stock with the aftermarket springs.

Here is my Ranger, empty, with the original springs, which were already worn out and sagging slightly on the driver's side when I got the truck. The truck is parked at a bit of an uphill angle, so it doesn't look quite as high in the rear as it actually was, even with the sagging stock springs.

'98 Ranger XL 2wd 4cyl 5spd, basic truck, no factory towing or payload package options, 14" wheels, 205 tires.


Here is the Ranger with the new springs and tires, LT-27x8.50-R14-C's, which are only about a 1/2" taller than the stock P205/75-14's it came with.






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Francesca, scroll your screen to the right and you will see the 'edit' button. Once you get into the 'edit' mode, simply add WIDTH=640 to the end of your image location URL line, before the brackets close. That will re-size the pic to the standard 640 pixel width for the forum.

Looks like the engineers forgot to upgrade the rear springs on the Ranger to handle the weight. I see a lot of rear end sag there.

I upgraded the rear springs on my Ranger to 1750-lb 5-leaf packs, replacing the original 1250-lb 4-leaf packs. The truck rides much better and doesn't sag under load. I've had 1500 lbs of concrete sacks in the bed and it still rode level with the heavy duty springs. Was likely overweight, but it was a short, one-time trip. Normally, I don't use it to haul that much weight.

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Francesca Knowles wrote:

For those of you worried about the load on the Ranger:

Francesca would it not be easier to tow a small boat like that, unless you are towing something else.. I am uneasy about the drag and the ability of it to lift off the Ranger if you get hit by a crosswind at speed.
Even have cars tow a boat that light.


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