Welcome. I have to throw in my two cents for your tow vehicle also. Don't even think about a Ranger or anything else that small. Even though it is "lightweight", it still has a huge wall at the front that will cause a great amount of wind drag. As windrider said above, at least a F-150 (or in that class). An SUV would be okay provided it was one of the full sized models (Expedition, Suburban, etc.). I highly recommend a V8 with it as well. With you, spouse, kids, dogs, and all your "stuff", it's gonna get heavy in a hurry. Believe me, if you go with something lightweight to tow your lightweight, you will not like it. Trust in those that have gone before you.
Ed and Sharon
2010 Wildcat 28RKBS
2011 Ford F-250 XLT, 6.7L PSD
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