I procrastinate...a lot
Joined: Mon Jun 25th, 2018
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|So, I’m at a crossroads. Since I’m ballin on a budget, I need to find a way to get one of the two trucks back. Now, Ford doesn’t list a tow rating for my truck, because I have the 2.3 and a 5 speed with 3.73 gears, yet I hauled those loads of stone no problem. Now, I believe the weight of the Ford Rangers are ~2,500lbs. I believe I could tow it with my truck if I used a tow dolly, since that’s the lightest trailer option I could rent. If I used my Ranger, I would need a trailer hitch, a ball, a longer chain, and a come along. Now, here’s the other part to the dilemma:
I just bought the 2002 Explorer. The tow rating is 7,000lbs, WAY over what the ranger/trailer combo weighs. Now, to use the Explorer I would just need a ball, a chain, and a come along-saving me $150 for the trailer hitch. The only problem is, the Explorers transmission is starting to slip from first to second...I don’t want to break anything. Would it be fine towing the Ranger, or should I use my truck or none of the above?
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