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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-23-12, 05:55 AM Thread Starter
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What is the correct weight specs

I have a 2004 Ranger Edge 3.0 4.10 rear

I just got a popup that weighs 2600

My Manual says 2722 for towing
GCWR 6000
GVWR4740

The attached link is all the same except for the edge towing is 3980 and GCWR is 7500. I towed the popup and it pulls very easy and when hooking up to the truck it only lowered 2"
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2004 Ford Ranger Specifications

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Re: What is the correct weight specs

Unless you're misquoting or my eyes are screwed up (very possible), both towing capacities are capable of moving you pop-up, fail to see the problem. If your question is why the difference, possibly the pick up wasn't intended to tow in the stock arrangement.
Also, if you're dropping 2", yo might want to consider some sort of helper if you're towing it a lot or over long distances.

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Re: What is the correct weight specs

with the gcwr at 4700 and the popup at 2700 that is 7400.
cgwr can't exceed 6000 in one place and the attached ford link has it as 7500 which is ok.

Just want to do the right thing.

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Re: What is the correct weight specs

According to NADA, a 4D Ranger Edge with a 3.0 weighs 3166. 3166+2600=5766. 5866 would be the actual GCVW. The Ranger Edge spec you listed was 6000, you;re close but still under. Keep a close eye on your brakes.

The GVWR includes the net weight of the vehicle, plus the weight of passengers, fuel, cargo and any additional accessories.
The gross combination weight rating is a specific maximum weight limit determined by the manufacturer. The major difference is that the GCWR takes into account two individual (yet attached) vehicles -- the tow vehicle and the trailer.

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Re: What is the correct weight specs

CatSkinner, agree with your numbers. So just me and the Gas can go. lol
But what confused me was the link above which gave the edge a higher number.
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Re: What is the correct weight specs

Because of all the options (tow packages, ride packages, et. al.), it's best to stick to what ever's on your door. F150Net has a lot of usefil info, but I've found some conflicting items in there before.

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