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Old 03-07-2020, 12:09 PM   #1
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Towing a 16’ AS with a Ford Ranger?

Newbie here who would really appreciate your advice :-)

I’m thinking of purchasing a new Ford Ranger to tow a 16’ Caravel. Other posts talk about towing a 22’ AS with a Ford Ranger, but I’m really curious to hear how this vehicle is working out for folks towing a 16’ Bambi or Caravel.

Fuel consumption okay? Got enough power uphill? How’s the stability in cross-winds? Need additional towing mirrors? Anything you particularly like/dislike about the Ford Ranger when towing a 16’ AS?

Big thanks in advance for sharing your experiences with me.
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Calum, I stumbled across a towing test on Fast Lane Trucks with a new Ranger and a Tacoma. They go down and back up to the Eisenhower Tunnel.

Given the trailer you’re considering, I think the Ranger will do fine based on FLT’s test.

https://youtu.be/EMsGj1kb2Wc

Good luck!
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Tou cant go wrong starting with basics:

Truck tow rating
Truck combined gross weight rating
Truck cargo rating
Truck hitch weight rating
Trailer GW
Trailer tongue weight
Weight of additional cargo you will bring


If any if these is over you should rethink. I personally like some margin between rated and actual.

If these are ok you can think about other things like mileage, etc.
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