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carchameleon

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towing numbers for my ranger...
« on: September 20, 2020, 03:24:17 PM »
Sasha and I have been starting to talk about getting a travel trailer maybe next summer, so I have been researching the towing capacity of our 19' Ranger. I wanted to share with you guys to make sure my numbers make sense...

GVWR ---------------- 6050
curb weight ---------- 4441 (i'm planning on going to the scale to get a true unloaded weight)
GCWR ---------------- 12500
max tongue weight -- 750

from those numbers I got 8059lbs as max towing (I know that is everything aside from the truck itself)
also gives me a max payload while towing 859lbs (calculated payload is 1609)

the advertised towing capacity from Ford is 7500lbs

Looking at these numbers I'm thinking we should have a max weight of around 6000lbs...
Planning on getting a brake controller and weight distribution hitch.

advice and suggestions welcome except getting a different truck!



also anyone have a trailer plus cargo that is about 6000lbs that I could pull around a little to see what it feels like?

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Re: towing numbers for my ranger...
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2020, 06:59:57 PM »
Talk to doppleganger. He just got a new camper and from what I recall, it's similar to what you're looking to haul.

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towing numbers for my ranger...
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2020, 07:49:04 PM »
An open trailer with a Jeep on it should be about 6000#.

Recommend the Tekonsha P3 controller.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2020, 07:50:38 PM by Wingman »
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Re: towing numbers for my ranger...
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2020, 08:14:12 PM »
I'd get one of those little ones like Nick has, or a pop-up. 

Tip: I add 1,000# extra to my little truck camper when loaded and that's including only 14 gal of water.  I pack fairly minimal also, things add up quick. 

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Re: towing numbers for my ranger...
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2020, 08:15:41 PM »
I have a WD hitch for sale too

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Re: towing numbers for my ranger...
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2020, 10:08:52 PM »
Depending where you're thinking of going, you might care more about being blown around in a midsize featherweight camper that kinda doesn't weigh enough and acts like a sail.

I second talking to Dopple. I expect he's towing with the Jeep that should have similar capabilities to the ranger - probably rated to tow 5000?
I second the P3 if it doesn't have built in brake controller.
I second the open trailer with Jeep too - but it won't be blown around as much as a camper in that 5500# empty weight range. I think Dennis' enclosed with the jeep in it might be a mite more than that but would give good windage feel.
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Re: towing numbers for my ranger...
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2020, 09:42:35 AM »
I towed a large TT with my Titan to Vermont one time.  It was awful! 

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Re: towing numbers for my ranger...
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2020, 02:54:42 PM »
Thanks for the info, I'll look at the Tekonsha P3

I'll talk to Jay at some point. And maybe Dennis

I'll keep the hitch in mind