Re: Will A Ranger Tow My Trailer?
Where did I indicate that my transmission was automatic in that post?
Because of the fact that my transmission is a 5 speed, it makes it easier to
tow because I can manually select the gear as I need it. However, I only
haul my trailer every so often, and when I do, it is not very far, so I am
not concerned about damaging my transmission. Besides, if I need to haul a
larger load, I have a half ton truck geared up for towing as well.
SnoMan, I agree with you, but you'd be suprised how easy that little truck
hauls a large load. Possibly it may be because of the rear axle gearing,
I'm not sure. But when I had that load of just under 1000lbs on the truck,
the engine was not struggling for power or lugging up any hills. For a 3.0L
V6, it sure seems to have a fair amount of torque in the first 3 gears.
Like I said earlier, if I towed with it every day, I would be more concerned
about damage. But if that were the case, I would have a larger truck more
suited for towing regularly.
Getting back to the original post, depending on the amount of usage of the
trailer, he may want to look at a different truck. Possibly a 4wd Ranger,
with the 4.0L V6, which are known to have quite a bit more power than the
3.0L, but less reliability.