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  1. Certain 2019 Model Year Ranger Vehicles with Trailer Tow Missing Trailer Tow Wiring

    Great news. I wrote Ford two letters with same complaint and haven't gotten my response as yet .... but very good of the company to make it right.
  2. Hankook to supply original equipment tire to 2019 Ford Ranger

    My OEM tires are the Bridgestone Dueler H/T. With 10,000 miles on them and few travel trailer towing trips, I'm really happy with them ... quite, good traction, handles fine. Pleasant surprise for an OEM tire.
  3. Battery Voltage is questionable - What is yours?

    Came home after 3 week vacation and the Ranger battery barely able to start engine. Used truck for two days , but battery did not recharge. Dealer replaced it under warranty. So, if I leave the Ranger parked at the airport for a two week trip, do I have to disconnect the battery to avoid a...
  4. Board across the back of the bed?

    Used a 2x framing clip and bolt. Just needed a divider to keep stuff within reach.
  5. Ford 3rd Quarter Sales - Ranger sales place second behind Tacoma

    Agree. I would have replaced my 2007 Tacoma with another Tacoma if the 2019 Ranger had not come out.
  6. Who has the 4X2 Rangers

    I had the dealer find an XL/STX with locking differential. He found one at another dealer and it was at a surprising good price. Very happy with the Ranger. Had an International Scout II 4x4 a number of years back and still got stuck.
  7. STX club

    Luv my XL/STX. Nice appearance .... and only what I want; like locking rear differential and vinyl floor mats.
  8. Trailer Tow Package Does Contain 4 Wires for Aftermarket Brake Controller Install

    Ford really let Ranger owners down with towing. Failed to provide complete and accurate information on what a aftermarket controller and what a factory installed controller can and cannot do. Left all of us to guess. Also failed to provide the four wires under the dash on all vehicles...
  9. Trip Report: 1800 Miles With a Camper

    Nice looking combination. What WD hitch and sway control are you using ?
  10. What are you guys towing?

    My first tow. Round trip Sacramento to Bodega Bay about 300 miles. Ran into 12 to 15 mph steady winds going there; a little sway and 12 mpg. No wind on way back and got 21 mpg; huge difference. Have a WDH without sway control. Big Blue ... does your Centerline WDH have sway control, and...
  11. SuperCab Rangers are Rare Here, How About Your Location?

    I too love the SuperCab; need the six foot bed. Harder to find in Sacramento region, but I guess that is because the Crew has a bigger profit margin. Locking rear differential was the more difficult option to find.
  12. Trailer Sway Control

    I'd like to understand the trailer sway control feature a bit better. Does the feature apply brakes on the Ranger, the trailer, or both ? How does the Ranger detect trailer sway ? Is there a sensor on the Ranger to detect sway ? Would appreciate any help.
  13. can i make/use a plain old metal key?

    Locksmith made a blade key for my Ranger with a transponder chip. Opens the door and starts the engine. I have to insert the same key into ignition switch within 12 seconds before alarm goes off. Think key, cutting, and programming about $100.
  14. How to wire in TBC on XL w/o 4-wires

    I can tell you my 2019 XL did not have the 4 wires under dash that other Ranger's have. Dealer did not believe me so I brought it in. Shop foreman couldn't find them. Wound up paying four hours of shop labor for them to find tap/splice points and run them to dash. Really pissed, and wrote...
  15. This is...weird? Tacoma Ad Featuring the Ranger

    Traded in my 2007 Tacoma for new Ranger. Tacoma's are over priced, not that special, and got poor ratings from Consumer Reports.
  16. Battery Disconnect Necessary When Installing Brake Controller??

    Not sure if this helps you or not. I had a P2 brake controller installed by the dealer. He noticed that the 30 amp fuse would blow anytime the P2 is connected or disconnected. Can't understand why it would do that, but just told me to pull the fuse before I do any connect or disconnect...
  17. Premium gas towing

    Is anyone having to use premium gas when towing ? Owner's manual recommends premium during hot weather and when towing.
  18. Trailer brake control wiring non existent

    Great post Joem. I tried the Echo too and it stop working the second day. Unfortunately, I have the XL trim (with tow package) and this trim doesn't come with the pre wire for brake controller under dash. Dealer confirmed this and said that it would take 2 to 4 hours of shop labor to install...
  19. Autobrake Elect Brake Controller

    Very long story, I did get tow package, but still wires not there. Ford and I are in discussions. My question is on anyone's experience on Autobrake.
  20. Autobrake Elect Brake Controller

    Has anyone used an Autobrake Electric Brake Controller and what do you think of it ? It's trailer mounted, so I won't need a 4-wire pigtail under the dash. No thanks to Ford, they didn't put the 4-wire pigtail on my XL trim, so there isn't a connection point in the cab for a controller.