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Old 03-22-2002, 06:31 PM
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Real towing capacity of a 2001 Ranger 4.0L with tow package?

I just bought a 2001 Ranger supercab 4.0L, automatic with tow package. The dealer tells me that towing a 2500 lbs car and a 1700 lbs trailer is no problem for this truck. However, everyone else is saying no way! Everyone I talk to at the local trailer companies say that they think a Ranger will have a hard time with this, and will overheat on long trips. What is your experiance in towing with a 4.0L Ranger with automatic?

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Real towing capacity of a 2001 Ranger 4.0L with tow package?

my 2002 ranger xlt 4x4 with 4 liter is rated at like 5600 lbs
so i would imagine people are thinking you have a 2.3liter 4 banger or something...
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Real towing capacity of a 2001 Ranger 4.0L with tow package?

I have a 2001 ranger supercab 4.0l XLT 5spd auto, and it's rated at 5600lbs. You'll have no trouble towing what your looking to tow.
I trailer horses, and the max the trailer with horses reach is 4500lbs. I've not had any trouble with it yet.
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