His numbers are suspect. He is trying to justify buying that bemouth trailer. Why the OP asked the question is beyond me.
I agree. Until he puts that monster on a CAT scale and gets real numbers he don't know where he is in the ratings. He hasn't pulled it long enough to know what he's getting for mileage. You need to go multiple tanks back to back at highway speeds to really know. Give him a few days traveling across 44 in the southwest with some wind, then see what he thinks of his trailer. Admitted the Ranger is a monster pulling but a sail like that no thanks.His numbers are suspect. He is trying to justify buying that bemouth trailer. Why the OP asked the question is beyond me.
Jezzz that is impressive. I only tow a 19' travel trailer but man the Ranger does handle that super well. I think in my region your trailer would be too much on the Ranger but glad you are having a great experience. Florida is quite flat if not mistaken and I think that is something people need to consider before commenting.Just an update if anyone still cares lol. I have taken my 33' 6,000 lb dry freedom express on about a dozen camping trips. I have had 0 issues and 0 scared. The ranger handles it without any issues. It's a very capable truck and very happy with the Ranger.
I have had about 8 people approach me at the campsite asking me how the Ranger handles the trailer and towing such a big trailer and I let them know I have no issues. I have probably sold ford 4 Rangers by now lol.
Hope everyone is enjoying their Rangers!! I know I am!
Other than the gas mileage going down, how'd the truck handle while towing?I did a experiment last week on a short camping trip, little over 200 miles , central Indiana, pretty flat, 99% interstate. 23 ft , 5000lb camper. Stayed at 55 mph. 16.6 mpg. previous trip about 400 miles, 63 mph 12.5 mpg.
Great, no issues at all.
Handled great. No issues at all. I use a Anderson WDH which works very well with my truck and camper combination.
... The one time I got a surprise gust at the peak of a hill, everything straightened out almost immediately. The Ranger's built-in sway control likely restored order before I had a chance.
Did you gets get some kind of alert or warning on the dash LCD about Sway Control kicking in? From what I've read, it won't be silent about anything it does.... I did find I needed to disable the Ford sway control, as it was fighting against the sway control hitch. So far, very happy with the trailer and truck combination.
I think there are some wildly varying experiences with long trailers due to a few things in particular:After a camping trip I unhooked our Excursion (max 11k towing cap) and decided to pull the camper around the country block for a comparison. Our trailer weighs 5K, is 28’ and I had a WDH. I can honestly say to pull this trailer down a highway would be white knuckle experience. I could feel the trailer tossing the back of the truck around like a rag doll. I can only imagine what an overpass or wind feels like. There is plenty of power which is impressive. The size of the truck is the issue, it’s just too small and light. Keep the tt’s. Just my 2 cents.
Ford never said that you can disregard all other truck max ratings such ast GVWR, FGAWR, RGAWR, CGVWR and the maximum tongue weight. The max tow rating is at a minimum tongue weight. I would never pull a 30' TT at 10% tongue weight.Groo here
After all the tail waging stories of late, I am thinking that a wdh or sway control
Will mess with the sway setting on the truck and cause more problems than it saves.
Those with tail waging , try to tow with out all the extra hardward.
Just allow the trailer to run flat not nose up and keep the rig under 70...
We only used wdh with 4horse trailers [loaded] with a truck camper.
No sway bars at all and IF the trailer started to wag , a quick brake application fixed it.
Ps live in ohio and never pulled over 60-65 [the limit]
Also , if FORD [aka the mother ship] says the truck can take 7500lb and 750 hitch,,,
You can bet the farm it will handle it and much more safely.[ sue happy as we are]
No, but had one popped up I wouldn't have seen it under those circumstances. I think the point of that system is to just do it's thing without distracting the driver who's attention needs to be on the road anyway.Did you gets get some kind of alert or warning on the dash LCD about Sway Control kicking in? From what I've read, it won't be silent about anything it does.