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Old 04-26-2013, 12:50 PM   #41
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I'm afraid that the only trailer that Ranger with a 4 cylinder is equipped to tow........is a load of balloons

You would be far better off keeping your Jeep.
Agree..
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:02 PM   #42
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I guess the end result of towing over the recommended threshold will be how your TV handles it and the condition of it after many miles.

How about going over 50-100 pounds over the ball mount tongue weight capacity not the TV?

I got a 5" rise ball mount rated 3500/300 limits, and my rig tongue weight will be between 340-380 lbs.

It will be tested tomorrow on my first camping this season.

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Old 04-26-2013, 09:10 PM   #43
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Ok people. I ended up getting a 4.0 ranger automatic. 4x4. Should do the trick
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:06 PM   #44
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Ok people. I ended up getting a 4.0 ranger automatic. 4x4. Should do the trick
Good choice
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Ok people. I ended up getting a 4.0 ranger automatic. 4x4. Should do the trick
Our 4.0 Ranger Splash did fine towing small trailers but someone here probably won't be happy...... they will tell you need a Kenworth............. I wish I still had it I would back it under our 36' fifth wheel take some pics & see what kind of reaction I would get........ Good Luck & enjoy.........

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That would be hilarious
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:53 PM   #47
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I'm surprised there's been no talk of wheelbase. When I got my expy and 28' trailer the concensus was I'd die.
Now the silverado as 24" more wheel base - a HUGE difference, and it does make a difference in ride comfort and backing up i think is easier but can't say I've noticed any difference otherwise.
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I'm surprised there's been no talk of wheelbase. When I got my expy and 28' trailer the concensus was I'd die.
Now the silverado as 24" more wheel base - a HUGE difference, and it does make a difference in ride comfort and backing up i think is easier but can't say I've noticed any difference otherwise.
Its an A-frame.

Congrats on getting the bigger hp. You won't regret it.
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:17 PM   #49
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Our 4.0 Ranger Splash did fine towing small trailers but someone here probably won't be happy...... they will tell you need a Kenworth............. I wish I still had it I would back it under our 36' fifth wheel take some pics & see what kind of reaction I would get........ Good Luck & enjoy.........

Will have to find our pictures of our 81 El Camino with a 24' 5er on it. Like a saddle on a sow, but towed and handled just fine.
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