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Light Towing - Possible?

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Old 12-20-2011, 10:21 PM
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Okay here's the deal. Starting a small home maintenance type business. So lawn management, window cleaning, etc. I have a small trailer. Probably >600 lbs in my opinion. All we will be towing on the regular is a lawn mower (push mower), weed wackier, one box of cleaning supplies and such, and a few ladders. I am looking for a cheap truck. Found someone with a 4x4 ford ranger xlt v6. Think this will do the trick? I see that the capacity for tiwing is 5,700 lbs or something but I would like an experienced answer with more logic. Let me know, thanks! And, would it make more sense to load the items into the bed?
 
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what year model? is the the 3.0 or 4.0?
 
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:08 PM
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No matter what you're doing, if you're going to tow/haul anything regularly that's heavy enough to deflect the rear end down considerably, then look at a full size truck for sure. They're designed with different things in mind, and you'll probably thank yourself later when you have the extra hauling/towing capacity that you need when your home business lifts off the ground.
 
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Originally Posted by tristangemus View Post
Okay here's the deal. Starting a small home maintenance type business. So lawn management, window cleaning, etc. I have a small trailer. Probably >600 lbs in my opinion. All we will be towing on the regular is a lawn mower (push mower), weed wackier, one box of cleaning supplies and such, and a few ladders. I am looking for a cheap truck. Found someone with a 4x4 ford ranger xlt v6. Think this will do the trick? I see that the capacity for tiwing is 5,700 lbs or something but I would like an experienced answer with more logic. Let me know, thanks! And, would it make more sense to load the items into the bed?

A ranger will easily tow a 3000 pound trailer! I had a 1983 ranger with a
2.3 l 4 in it and towed a loaded double wide snowmobile trailer with no problems! The first year rangers were sprung a lot lighter than the newer trucks and the 4L had heaver springs than the small v6 or the I4!
 

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Old 08-23-2014, 07:45 PM
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I would likely go with the bigger truck too....Once you start towing stuff, mileage is going to be the same, whether a big truck or small. Also, if your business grows and you end up towing heavier loads, you will want the bigger truck
 
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