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Old 01-26-2021, 11:56 AM   #21
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Just enough to get through the week! I really need to pack less. I like having variety to choose from.
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Old 01-26-2021, 10:25 PM   #22
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Just for arguments sake i plan on being careful when loading. There is a CAT scales bout 20 miles from me and it will be used. Ill have a plan and pretty good at executing said plan.
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Old 01-30-2021, 02:10 PM   #23
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Not saying your wrong on your rangers tongue capacity but my 2019 F150 tongue rating is 500 # according to Ford's tow guide. 750# seems like an awful lot for a ranger. I just ordered a geo pro fd and I am concerned about the tongue weight. I am pretty sure it will be close or over.
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Old 01-30-2021, 04:04 PM   #24
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mweaver, keep us posted when you weigh it. I'm suspecting you'll certainly be over 500. I thought 750 was suspicious for the Ranger too. Maybe they upgraded newest models?
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I misread the tow guide. The numbers I stated were for straight hitch not a weight distribution hitch. The number for a weight distribution hitch on my truck was around 1300 so it is entirely possible the ranger can do 750 with the right hitch. My bad. I would prefer no weight distribution but I don't think I will get away with it. There is a channel on you tube called geo pro adventures where they tow a geo pro with a Jeep Cherokee and no weight distribution. They say it works fine and in over 3 years of near continuous travel they have experienced no trouble and no sway under 70 mph even in high wind. Guy is former commercial pilot and they are generally pretty anal about safety and specs. Makes you wonder.
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Old 01-31-2021, 10:36 AM   #26
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So your Ranger tongue weight limit increases to 1300 when using a WDH. I think my F150 limit is similar. I wouldn't tow it without WDH. When I was configuring WDH, nose of truck DOES go up and rear sinks down, taking important weight off front axle to assist with breaking and steering. When you engage the WDH, it levels back out.
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So your Ranger tongue weight limit increases to 1300 when using a WDH. I think my F150 limit is similar. I wouldn't tow it without WDH. When I was configuring WDH, nose of truck DOES go up and rear sinks down, taking important weight off front axle to assist with breaking and steering. When you engage the WDH, it levels back out.
1300lbs of hitch capacity on a Ranger doesn't sound right. That's the max of the F150. F150 receivers are maxed at 1320lbs.
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Old 01-31-2021, 04:17 PM   #28
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Ford towing manual towing table for Ranger.

Still trying to find tongue weight data
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Old 01-31-2021, 04:26 PM   #29
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Here is the tongue info. Looks like 750 lb tongue limit to me. Dashes for the WDH exceptions. This is for a factory equipped for towing Ranger.


Don't forget, anything in bed of truck behind rear axle is added to whatever you have on the tongue, including weight of WDH when figuring if you are under the 750 lb limit.
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1300lbs of hitch capacity on a Ranger doesn't sound right. That's the max of the F150. F150 receivers are maxed at 1320lbs.

And that limit on the F150 is only when using WDH. Otherwise it's only 500 lbs. There is nothing to indicate using a WDH on the Ranger increases limit from stated 750 lbs.
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