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Can I safely tow a Ranger with a Ranger?

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Yes, same as Drunk driving or driving without a valid license, your insurance company can just "walk away" if your vehicle is overloaded, they would use Ford Specs.

All policies have the "must operate vehicle in a legal lawful manner" clause

Its the difference between "can" and "may"
Can you tow it, is the ability
May you tow it, is legal aspect
 


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Yes, same as Drunk driving or driving without a valid license, your insurance company can just "walk away" if your vehicle is overloaded, they would use Ford Specs.

All policies have the "must operate vehicle in a legal lawful manner" clause

Its the difference between "can" and "may"
Can you tow it, is the ability
May you tow it, is legal aspect
They go by GCWR (gross combined weight rateing) which youre often over even if you only load your truck to rated capacity.
 

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Well if you pack to max GVWR and then a trailer at max towing weight yes you will always be over the GCWR. If you hit the GCWR without towing anything your bed will probably fold in half. Or you should have your own show on TLC...

GCWR on a 4.0 auto is near 10,000 pounds... so you'd need 6,000 pounds of crap in the truck to hit the GCWR. I'd like to see that!
 

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Well if you pack to max GVWR and then a trailer at max towing weight yes you will always be over the GCWR. If you hit the GCWR without towing anything your bed will probably fold in half. Or you should have your own show on TLC...

GCWR on a 4.0 auto is near 10,000 pounds... so you'd need 6,000 pounds of crap in the truck to hit the GCWR. I'd like to see that!
Max GVWR isnt that much really. You figure a 5000GVWR the truck is 4000, your trailer has 500lb tounge, and you, cargo and gas will eaisly exceed the rest. Which means you can only tow a 4000lb trailer legally.

Its not that crazy.
 

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Gvwr are gcwr are different. I thought you were overloading the gcwr with just bed cargo...that's nuts. Hitting the gvwr though, yea that's easy to do. But it's a ranger not a kenworth lol.
 

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Gvwr are gcwr are different. I thought you were overloading the gcwr with just bed cargo...that's nuts. Hitting the gvwr though, yea that's easy to do. But it's a ranger not a kenworth lol.
Lol no. I meant its easy to exceed the GCWR with cargo and towables.
 

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