New Ranger Flat Towing?

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  1. Droid_Junky

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    New guy here. I purchased a class C motorhome a while back and have been impatiently waiting for more info on the new Ranger. I haven't seen any specific info about flat towing. Will Ford make flat towing as easy as a 4WD F150?
     
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    I haven't read anything in any literature about the new Ranger that mentions flat towing yet. I know the previous gen Ranger 4x4 model which stopped production in 2011 could be flat towed fairly easy. Would be surprised if that wasn't the case with the new Ranger, especially since they made the 4WD F-150 easy.
     
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    The towing capacity of the 1994 one maxed out at 5760 pounds. I know because I had one for many years. It finally died out a few years ago. I would imagine it to be around 5000 or 6000 pounds. I have seen any statement on it to know for sure.
     
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    Isn't the standard for most trucks like 5,000 anyways? We are talking about a powerhouse. That is like a weak truck.

    The RAM 3500 works on a 6.7-liter engine and that beast can tow 30,000 pounds.

    The F-150 with a 3.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V6 can tows 11,300 pounds.

    It is going to be at least able to tow 10,000 here.
     
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    I think OP is talking about flat towing the Ranger behind his motorhome, not the Ranger towing something.
     
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    I did mean behind a motorhome. I have an old Tacoma that can only be flat towed with a driveshaft disconnect or transmission lube pump. That's easily an extra 1K expense on top of the 1500 to 2000 for everything else required to setup the Tacoma. I don't really want to spend that much on a 11 year old truck. I've put off modifying the Tacoma until next year. Hoping the new Ranger is as easy as the 4wd F150 to setup.
     
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    Ah right. I would imagine it is able to do this. I get not wanting to invest in an old truck. It would likely be worth it more to invest in a new one that can handle your needs and have it for many years over a few more years.
     

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