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Old 11-13-2009, 10:53 AM   #1
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Small pickup as a toad?

I am thinking about a small truck for a toad,mabey a ranger or s-10,mid to late 90's.I'f Im correct it it just have a standard transmission or 4x4. Do any of you guy's pull these and do they work ok?
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:57 AM   #2
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I pulled an old Coleman pop-up with a 95 S-10 4cyl, 5 speed manual, and it did great even in the So. CA Hills.
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:01 AM   #3
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check out: 2006 Dinghy Guide

You'll see a list of towable vehicles for years 2002 through 2009
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:43 AM   #4
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Thanks guys,but I'm wanting to pull the vehicle an due to what I can spend, it will have to be mid to late 90's, a p-up will also be used to haul "stuff" at home.
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:57 PM   #5
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Charlee, you are correct on the standard transmission, and if an auto trans, it has to be a 4X4 with a transfer case that can be shifted into neutral for towing. Toyota would be my choice over Ford or Chev if going back to mid 90's, you just can't beat thier quality for the long run. They are also a nice size for towing. Just my opinion.

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Old 11-13-2009, 02:23 PM   #6
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you need to read the owners manual regarding towing four down for whatever 90s vehicle that you find/want. Not sure if MH or FMCA towable archives goes back that far. If that info is not available, REMCO can probably provide drive shaft disconnect.
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:47 PM   #7
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Have a 04 Ford Ranger 5 speed manual transmission 2 wheel drive use as toad, everyday ride.
Has worked out well no special equipment required. When towed I use a Brake Buddy aux. brake.
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:04 PM   #8
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I pull a 1992 s-10 4.3, auto, 2 wheel drive, remco drive line disconnect. It works great. I even load it with 2 dirt bikes and wood and go to the desert. Handles very good.
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:21 AM   #9
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Thanks folks, I checked the remco website an it seems that the ranger may be way to go. They say that the 5 speed needs nothing to tow.
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Charlee: I have two friends (brothers in fact) that pull light pick-ups behind thier gassers. One has the two wheel automatic with the transmission pump installed. This past summer, he pulled that set-up all over the western U.S. with out any problems. So yes, a light pick-up is pullable if set up right.

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I pull a 2008 Ranger [4x4] auto with neutral tow kit installed when we want to take the motorcycle along with us. It has been a great toad.
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I towed a 93 ford ranger five speed for several years, had no problems, except the wife could not drive standard trans, so had to get rid of it.
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Been pulling a 2005 Dakota 4X4 since new...4 down/shift transfer case into neutral/transmission into Park and gooooooo!
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I towed a 93 ford ranger five speed for several years, had no problems, except the wife could not drive standard trans, so had to get rid of it.
My brother in law says this is the reason he tows a std shift p.u.. No shopping trips, no galavanting, no hair appointments, no garage sales.
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