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I have an 07 ranger extended cab 4x4 with a 4.0L
We are thinking of doing a road trip for our honnymoon this summer. I am thinking of a slide in camper or a small trailer. What are your experiences with these set ups and what size/style would you recomend.
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Truck campers are not designed to fit Rangers.

Look into pop-up campers or a small (under 25') full size travel trailer.
 

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pulled a popup with my ranger works great acually increased gas mileage good air flow is my guess
 

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Truck campers are not designed to fit Rangers.
Not all truck campers are made for Rangers, but there are a few designed to fit small to midsize trucks, but are hard to find. There are usually one or two on e-bay every now and then.

I tow an old small 8ft pop-up with my 2.3L, and it handles it with no problem. With the 4.0 you could probably tow the biggest of pop-ups, and like jspafford said, you could probably tow a small self-contained unit. So, ultimately find a floor plan you are comfortable with.

Happy Honeymoon :hottubfun: lol.
 

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I had a Casita Spirit Deluxe for years before we outgrew it. I pulled it with that 4-cylinder Mazda and an auto tranny effortlessly. I also used a 4.0 Ranger and it held the cruise on any hill. I really like that layout because you can leave the double bed as a bed with the side dinette. Ours had heat, AC, shower awning, a little generator in that box on the back--you name it. Awesome trailer and you can get parts easily from Casita. Scamp and Burro are two other brands that make these molded 'glass trailers. You can get a 13' or up to a little 19' Scamp 5th wheeler. I see these things on Ebay sometimes.
 
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forgot to say congrats on the wedding im getting married this summer to in the outer banks NC, never thought of a road trip lol its a good idea
 

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I did a honeymoon roadtrip the day after my wedding. I was a day late on that roadtrip.

It was in a 1964 Galaxie (this was 1995) pulling a U-Haul trailer--from North-Central Iowa, across the top of the country and then down the Pacific Coast highway to San Diego.

It was not uneventful.
 

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Thanks for all the replies and congrats. Congrats to you Muddycowboy. I will start looking for a small trailer or pop up.
Thanks Again
Tim
 

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Has anyone on here built there own camper like the one one posted earlier?
 

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