Can my truck pull this?


24 replies to this topic
  • crf4life

Posted 18 January 2006 - 01:35 PM

#1

10x6 enclosed trailer that weighs 1200#. I want to pull it with an 05 ranger sup cab. All the specs say I can do it but is it really safe to do so?
thanx

  • JaredMackall

Posted 18 January 2006 - 01:47 PM

#2

The better question would be is can your truck stop it. You should be just fine. Just give yourself a large space cushion in front of you and anticipate a much greater stopping distance than normal.

  • Pig_N_CR5hundy

Posted 18 January 2006 - 03:21 PM

#3

The better question would be is can your truck stop it. You should be just fine. Just give yourself a large space cushion in front of you and anticipate a much greater stopping distance than normal.


What he said. :thumbsup:

  • ISBB

Posted 18 January 2006 - 03:54 PM

#4

You will be just fine... at only 1200#'s no sweat... i have towed my samurai w/ my sonoma granted i dont want to do it again but it did it just fine and was under the weight rating of the truck but without some bigger brakes i wont do it again.. :thumbsup:

  • nw56

Posted 18 January 2006 - 03:56 PM

#5

You need to consider what it will weigh when loaded, my 6x10 is about 2300#. Then check the capacity of your truck. If your buying new spend the money to have brakes put on, or retro fit a used trailer.

  • crf4life

Posted 18 January 2006 - 05:02 PM

#6

You need to consider what it will weigh when loaded, my 6x10 is about 2300#. Then check the capacity of your truck. If your buying new spend the money to have brakes put on, or retro fit a used trailer.


I already bought it, but I haven't picked it up yet so I will ask them about brakes for sure. All that I'm hauling is my bike and toolbox. Also do you guys think I will need a tranny cooler? I plan on taking it all the way to California, from Canada down the I-5.
thanks

  • KLX_RAMBO

Posted 18 January 2006 - 05:21 PM

#7

4.0L Ranger? If so, you'll be fine. You won't need brakes on the trailer. You should be able to tow 2,500+ without brakes if you have the 4.0. :thumbsup:

  • crf4life

Posted 18 January 2006 - 05:41 PM

#8

Its only a 3.0 v6. Not sure but I think it has 160hp.You dont think thats enough?

  • Pig_N_CR5hundy

Posted 18 January 2006 - 05:49 PM

#9

Th Hp is enough, the 4.0 probably has better brakes though.

  • crf4life

Posted 18 January 2006 - 05:58 PM

#10

here's the trailer I bought, its the xcel cargo at the top. I got a wicked deal on it :thumbsup:
http://www.mirageinc...ailers/xcel.htm

  • FSUxr400

Posted 18 January 2006 - 07:57 PM

#11

just listen to what these guys said.... give yourself plenty of room to brake, take it easy up hills.... and basically just listen to your truck if it's really dogging it on some part of the road back off... people can pass you, don't be in a huge hurry to get where you're going and you'll be fine

  • hometheaterman

Posted 18 January 2006 - 07:58 PM

#12

Should tow it fine. Does the trailer have brakes? If so I'd use them. I know a guy that pulls a 6x12 utiltiy trailer with 2 quads without any trouble with his S-10 with no brakes on the trailer. It does fairly well granted it is the 4.3L in it.

  • Ca DRZ

Posted 18 January 2006 - 07:58 PM

#13

get the brakes theirs a lot of hills between Canada and ca if not a tranny cooler at less a tranny temp gage

  • RiverRat

Posted 18 January 2006 - 09:05 PM

#14

The auto transmissions are not that strong in rangers. Take it easy while towing. With a 3.0 you will feel the wind resistance going down the freeway.

Nice trailer :thumbsup:

  • toyota_mdt_tech

Posted 18 January 2006 - 09:13 PM

#15

I pull a 7X16 with my Tacoma no problem. When new, it weighed 2,400lbs, after I heavily modified it, was more like 2,800lbs. With gear, and I have hauled my WR450, KLR650, Suzuki 4WD quad, XR50 and TTR125, and enough camp gear for the wife and I plus oldest daughter and 3 grandkids, I suspect it was closer to the 5000 lbs mark. Of course, I'd get the electric trailer brakes hooked up even if tis only a 1200# trailer.

  • OregonTrail

Posted 19 January 2006 - 07:46 AM

#16

I pull between Southern Oregon and Washington once a month maybe more and you should be OK. You're biggest road issue maybe Siskiyou Summit. :thumbsup:

  • velosapiens

Posted 19 January 2006 - 08:48 AM

#17

10x6 enclosed trailer that weighs 1200#. I want to pull it with an 05 ranger sup cab. All the specs say I can do it but is it really safe to do so?
thanx


?? whyy do you think they have those specs? to encourage you to do dangerous and stupid things? i doubt it.

my girlfriend's subaru (4 cyl engine) will easily pull a 1200 lb trailer, so i would think your ranger would be fine unless its a truly wimpy truck.

  • JohnB

Posted 19 January 2006 - 02:32 PM

#18

Keep in mind what you put in the trailer. If you think your only going to put your bike and tool box in there, your wrong. The items that go in the trailer add up quickly in weight. Have the trailer weighed when you get it stocked/loaded. It's amazing what everything adds up to.

Drive safe, there's always somebody who wants to cut you off to get to an exit.

  • JSanfilippo

Posted 19 January 2006 - 03:19 PM

#19

Get ya some baer racing brakes, that should give ya enough stoping power. Most of the 3.0L. in ford truck applications (Ranger, early explorers, areostars) are geared low enough where they can get about 4500-5000 lbs moving. Stoping is the issue!

  • Flyin-A

Posted 19 January 2006 - 06:38 PM

#20

my buddy got a 6x12 . 6' tall.He hated it.Said it was like towing a parachute .He was using an '04 ranger 3.0.




 
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