i have a 2006 ford ranger 2wd 2 dr super cab,3.0 v6 efi,automatic,stock truck,i'm looking to purchase a cabover camper,can anyone here tell me whats the max limit of cabover i can put on the way it is equipped now, or what i have to install on my truck to haul one that weighs 1000 lbs,or one that weigh 1500 lbs.....any help would be appreciated...thanks
Nix, nix sister hix. Way too much load and way too top heavy for your suspension, bed and brakes, and the little 3.0 V6. Most it should carry is a topper/bed cover. Get a pop-up tent camper, as suggested, or a truck bed tent instead. There used to be a company (Alaskan?? I think) that made a hydraulic pickup topper that would raise straight up a foot or so at rest for more room/headroom inside and then lower down almost level with the top of the cab when traveling. Don't know if they're still around or if they made product for smaller trucks.
I hauled two 55 gallon drums of full of scrap asphalt shingles to the landfill in a small enclosed trailer that was rated for 1,800 pounds. It is about 20 miles and I'm here to tell you that I wont be doing that again. My 98 2 wheel drive Ranger didn't have enough brakes and the 3.0 didn't want anymore either.