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Ford Ranger Tow Capacity? #14112804 08/29/21 11:00 PM
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Anyone familiar with the towing capacity of the Ford Ranger? I'm curious how well it would handle a 19 ft fiberglass bass boat? On paper, it's within the truck's towing specifications, but I'm wondering how well it works in actual use? I am especially interested in how well the Ranger handles breaking and stopping that much weight?

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Re: Ford Ranger Tow Capacity? [Re: RexW] #14112842 08/29/21 11:30 PM
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Years ago I towed a Triton TR21 with a Tacoma. As long as the trailer breaks work you’ll be fine.

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I wouldn’t purposely buy a Ranger to tow with. Mini trucks just aren’t that capable. Unless towing mini boats, that is. I bet it would handle a Jon boat ok.


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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
I wouldn’t purposely buy a Ranger to tow with. Mini trucks just aren’t that capable. Unless towing mini boats, that is. I bet it would handle a Jon boat ok.


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I wouldn’t purposely buy a Ranger to tow with. Mini trucks just aren’t that capable. Unless towing mini boats, that is. I bet it would handle a Jon boat ok.


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Re: Ford Ranger Tow Capacity? [Re: RexW] #14121318 09/07/21 03:02 AM
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I have a 2021 Ranger and it tows my 2200 lb 18’ aluminum boat rig just fine. Doesn’t break a sweat. I am impressed with the truck. I had a 2007 Tacoma years before and much prefer the Ranger. I think the turbo engine and 10 speed transmission are powerful.


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I’ve got a 2021 Ranger. It’s rated for 3,500. I tow a trailer loaded with an EZGO cart. Around 2,000. I would assume the boat would be more than that.

It has a tow/haul mode and does fine towing. MPG drops about 5. Other than that, it’s good to go. I don’t notice much difference in the braking. Of course, I don’t it drive hard and have not had to slam on the brakes.

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if the boat weighs the same as or more than the truck pulling it you need a bigger truck.
brakes on all axles at minimum.
first time the boat pushes you on a wet road, I will leave it there.


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Re: Ford Ranger Tow Capacity? [Re: RexW] #14125525 09/10/21 06:53 PM
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If you're driving in a neighborhood heading down to the ramp....yes.
If you have to get on any part of roadway or highway for longer than 2 miles.....no.


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Originally Posted by hopalong
if the boat weighs the same as or more than the truck pulling it you need a bigger truck.
brakes on all axles at minimum.
first time the boat pushes you on a wet road, I will leave it there.



I agree and that's my concern. I have been in an under weight tow vehicle before and I never want that again.

The boat should be in the 3,000 lb range and the Ranger is about 4,000 lbs. So, on paper, it looks possible.



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Thanks for input FishAdmirer and Fourjs, I appreciate the comments.

Okie Pokie, it is extremely rare to tow it more than about 5 miles to the ramp. If I was running a tournament trail, I would not even consider it.


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Pulled a 19-foot fiberglass center console bay boat on a single axle trailer with no breaks for years with a GMC sonoma and a Chevy S-10 blazer, both with 4.3 L v-6. Zero issues towing with either. Not as fast as the v-8's but not as thirsty either. Never had a problem stopping.

You shouldn't drive the same towing as you do empty... that speaks for itself. It is rated for the weight and there is more govt red tape on that rating than you could shake a stick at. Its perfectly safe and fine to do as long as you don't do it like an idiot.

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