RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Towing: New Ranger for towing

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Towing

Open Roads Forum  >  Towing

 > New Ranger for towing

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Prev
Sponsored By:
valhalla360

No paticular place.

Senior Member

Joined: 08/19/2009

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 04/28/22 02:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Boomerweps wrote:

The Ranger is a very nice smaller truck. Much easier to park and operate in tighter spaces in town.


Have you seen them side by side? This isn't a 1980's ranger where it was drastically smaller.

The F150 (same cab/bed) is only 2" wider and just over a foot longer.


Tammy & Mike
Ford F250 V10
2021 Gray Wolf
Gemini Catamaran 34'
Full Time spliting time between boat and RV


Grit dog

Black Diamond, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/28/22 03:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

theoldwizard1 wrote:

Is anyone using the new Ranger as a tow vehicle ? I am a bit disappointed that the factory tow package did not upgrade either the transmission cooler or radiator.

I'm thinking of a trailer with GVW of around 5,000 lbs. Maybe even a small 5th wheel. Probably 4 passengers and very little other cargo in the truck.


Don't let the weight cops dissuade you oldwiz!


2016 Ram 2500, MotorOps.ca EFIlive tuned, 5” turbo back, 6" lift on 37s
2017 Heartland Torque T29

Boomerweps

Hills of PA

Senior Member

Joined: 04/30/2018

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/29/22 12:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

valhalla360 wrote:

Boomerweps wrote:

The Ranger is a very nice smaller truck. Much easier to park and operate in tighter spaces in town.


Have you seen them side by side? This isn't a 1980's ranger where it was drastically smaller.

The F150 (same cab/bed) is only 2" wider and just over a foot longer.


New trucks for a side by side comparison? Not at any local to me Ford dealer currently. Last time time I had services done on my truck the showroom was EMPTY!

Yes, they do look a lot bigger but I hadn’t seen the measurements.


2019 Wolf Pup 16 BHS Limited, axle flipped
2019 F150 4x4 SCrew SB STX 5.0 3.55 factory tow package, 7000#GVWR, 1990 CC Tow mirrors, TBC


deltabravo

Spokane, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 09/08/2003

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/01/22 06:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

theoldwizard1 wrote:

I... Maybe even a small 5th wheel.


I've never seen a 5th wheel that's small enough to be towed by a mid-sized truck in recent years.


2009 Silverado 3500HD Dually, D/A, CCLB 4x4 (bought new 8/30/09)
2018 Arctic Fox 992 with an Onan 2500i "quiet" model generator

JIMNLIN

Oklahoma

Senior Member

Joined: 09/14/2003

View Profile



Posted: 05/02/22 06:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Ranger has a 6050 gvwr and the 2wd models have a 3500 rawr.
At 270 hp and 310 torque its better hp/torque numbers than 3/4 ton truck/small blocks I towed with in the past.

Many new F150 has 3300-3400 rawr and less rear axle payload than the Ranger.
Agree don't let the forums weight police scare you away from buying a Ranger...or any truck you want or need at this time.

Fleet Ford weight specs shows a base payload in the 1700-1800 lb range. We all know a highly optioned truck can have a bit less rear axle payload so choose the model best suits your needs.

Rangers like any 1/2 LDT with 3300-3500 rawr is better suited to pull a TT than a 5th wheel rv trailer.

https://uploads.documents.cimpress.io/v1........513235b4~110/original?tenant=vbu-digital

* This post was edited 05/02/22 07:03pm by JIMNLIN *


"good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment" ............ Will Rogers

'03 2500 QC Dodge/Cummins HO 3.73 6 speed manual Jacobs Westach
'97 Park Avanue 28' 5er 11200 two slides

goducks10

There

Senior Member

Joined: 02/22/2010

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/02/22 04:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

deltabravo wrote:

theoldwizard1 wrote:

I... Maybe even a small 5th wheel.


I've never seen a 5th wheel that's small enough to be towed by a mid-sized truck in recent years.


https://www.rvtravel.com/rv-review-scamp-19-smallest-fifth-wheel/

mkirsch

Rochester, NY

Senior Member

Joined: 04/09/2004

View Profile



Posted: 05/03/22 09:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They're still making those scamps?


Putting 10-ply tires on half ton trucks since aught-four.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Prev

Open Roads Forum  >  Towing

 > New Ranger for towing
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Towing


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2022 CWI, Inc. © 2022 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.