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Old 07-09-2013, 02:11 PM
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i want a cabover

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
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Do you know what the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) is for your truck? - it should be listed on the ID plate mounted to the driver's side door frame.

Also, I would think a camper like that would make the truck top-heavy which could affect handling.
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Please, don't put a cab-over camper on a Ranger............Not enough brakes, springs, transmission or engine, handling and braking will be severely impacted.

Just because there are some made, doesn't mean they are a good idea.

Please leave cab-over campers to F-250s.
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Have you ever had 1000 or 1500 lbs in your truck? Not something you want to drive long distances with IMO. Not comfortably, at least.

Serving suggestion: Tent trailer.

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Hhhhmmmm, might still be pushing it.....

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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.
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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.
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