I have an 86 Ranger 4X4 XLT an would like 2 no the tow limit???

Asked by Nov 30, 2011 at 03:25 PM about the 1986 Ford Ranger

Question type: General

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195

should be in your manual, unless you have an after market hitch, then its touch and go based off of how good your welder was

245

Do not base towing capacity off the welder.. EVER!! Towing capacity is rated by how much weight the vehicle can effectively as well as safely bring to a stop. Not how much it can actually tow, but how much it can stop.

195

if the person who welded it on did a shitty job, its not going to take near as much weight as it should without removing the entire hitch. you do have to take that into consideration, sorry if I wasn't clear on that

245

Well, to be honest, if it has to be welded on in the first place, it's not strong anyway. All vehicle hitch's that meet highway standards are bolted into place. Ones that are welded are not technically approved, unless it came from the factory, but i've never heard of a weld on hitch. What if you need to remove it?

195

it's a truck lol, why would you remove it? :P

245

What if you want to sell the truck, and want to keep your investment in a receiver hitch. The bumper has a hole in it for the trailer ball as well.

125

It should also be stamped on the bumper close to the trailer ball hole, figuring that it is the original bumper.

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