I know this is an older thread, but wanted to comment about tow vehicles. I have read most of the threads about tow capacity, but have not seen anything related to Ford minipickups I have a 2002 Ford Ranger 4x4 supercab with automatic transmission. I love my pickup! It's my first 4x4 vehicle. I haven't seen any threads with this tow vehicle yet, so I thought I'd add my 2 cents. I have on order a Bambi 19' CCD, due about 6/01/04. I have researched my tow vehicle's capabilities extensively because I was paranoid whether or not it works, and found that it should tow a 19' CCD with no problem! 9500 lb max GCRW and 5600 lb max trailer weight. Acording to my calculations, I will be 1000 lbs under with loaded trailer and tow vechicle. Now..........This is all theoretical! Will it really tow this trailer OK? I don't care if it lugs down to 45 MPH on a steep incline over the Cascade's Mountains in Oregon! I'm on vacation, and I can take my time arriving at my destination. Will it overheat or tear down my transmission?? I will have to shift down into D2 or D1 on my steering column. Does that mean I can't tow this trailer? Do I need to buy a different vehicle? So, I feel comfortable with my current tow vehicle untiul someone tells me otherwise. Am I crazy?
Jim & Cheryl
2005 28' CCD
2013 Ford F-150 Crew Cab 4x4, 6.5' bed, 3.5L EcoBoost, 3.73 rear axle, Max Tow Pkg
Honda 3000 genset