Originally Posted by Kenny B
Anyone have a list of pick-up trucks you can pull on the ground?
Since it was not put very clear to you, first off, about 99.999% of the two wheel drive trucks are not towable. Even the stick transmissions in many of them do not lubricate properly the transmission when only the rear drive shaft is turning. So, with that being said, you need to look for a four-wheel drive model. That's because there's a "transfer case" that if properly setup, can be put into NEUTRAL, so that there's no influence of turning gears, going into the transmission, when the vehicle is being flat towed.
And with that being said, there are certain models and years, that can and, cannot be flat towed.
Ford, in its infinite wisdom, lost out on a lot of sales to folks wanting a Ford truck for flat towing, prior to the year 2012. They simply did not setup the transfer case with a "neutral" position so it could be flat towed. Now, of course I'm talking about the electronically shifted transfer cases now. And, I'm also talking about the F-150 series. Now, the 2012 model year and newer, can be flat towed.
GMC, Chevy and, most Dodges, all in the 1500 series 4-WD, have been able to be flat towed for quite some time now. It's one of those things that, if a model year is chosen, then check the owners manual for that particular model year.
As for Fords "Ranger", well yes, there are certain models/years 4-WD drive models of that version that can be towed but, AND IT'S A BIG BUT, a NTK or, Neutral Tow Kit must be installed. It's really a crock of sh.. because it's simply an LED installed on the dash that show's the transfer case is now in neutral and, the other part of the "Kit" is taking it to a dealer who, simply "reprograms" the engine/trans ECM to allow the transfer case to go into a "neutral" position. That kit, at last check, hovers around $375 - $400 plus or minus. And again, it's not for all year/models of the Ford Ranger.
We tow a 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Extended Cab 4x4. It tows just fine and, I won't go into the procedure putting it into towing position, READ THE MANUAL! I hope this info helps. Good luck.