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Treelog 08-20-2019 09:35 AM

New Ford Ranger
 
I plan to flat tow my newly purchased 2019 ford ranger, with my newly ordered dutchstar 4081, does anybody tow the new ranger behind there motor home, if so what supplemental braking system are you using for the ranger. Thank you

Dutch Star Don 08-20-2019 09:47 AM

There are so many brands and types of braking systems, that it's hard to make a decision. Typically, there is a good, better and best of most items, but not when it comes to brake systems.

The least expensive NSA, all in one system, incorporates the brakes into the tow bar, a brand many use. You have the type that presses on the brake pedal with a box or piston and then the proportional air systems, that use your coach air.

For me personally, I like the Air Force One air brake system. It uses the coach brakes to operate a box in the truck, that pulls the brake pedal with a cable. It keeps the brake booster vacuum running, so your pedal is applied as if you were driving it. A module is mounted to your coach to provide air, unless you ordered a Spartan chassis, which already has the module.

Again....personal opinion, I like the proportional air unit when towing a heavier toad, like a truck.

Mapnerd 08-20-2019 11:30 AM

I’m with Don on the AF1. Expensive but best solution out there imho

gjos 08-20-2019 01:55 PM

AF1

PanJH 08-20-2019 02:45 PM

I'll deviate and suggest the M&G- uses coach air, no boxes/cables hooked to the brake pedal . You put in a activator on the toad master cylinder,tap into the coach air and run a quick disconnect air line between the coach and toad.

Treelog 08-20-2019 03:43 PM

Ford ranger
 
Thank you for the feedback, gives me a few things to research

plane 08-20-2019 04:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PanJH (Post 4919384)
I'll deviate and suggest the M&G- uses coach air, no boxes/cables hooked to the brake pedal . You put in a activator on the toad master cylinder,tap into the coach air and run a quick disconnect air line between the coach and toad.

Call M&G and find out if their original unit will work. If not they have a unit similar to Air Force One. The Original M&G is a great break. I have used it for 14 years and never an issue.

Eagle4 08-20-2019 06:10 PM

I flat tow a 2019 Ford Ranger with a Stat-N-Play braking system.By the way I think the new Ford Ranger is the perfect flat tow vehicle. Very easy to put the vehicle in the "Tow Mode".












2016 Canyon Star 3911
with a 2019 Ford Ranger

RVRon 08-20-2019 06:12 PM

New F-150 with AF1 system. Love it...

4B77 08-20-2019 07:20 PM

Iíve used the NSA and the AF1 and Blue Ox. Hands down, the AF1/Blue Ox plate and tow bar. Towing 2016 F-150. Such a simple set up for towing

Stuart W 08-20-2019 09:28 PM

RVI 3 brake system works for me in my Wrangler 4DR

Indy Glenn 08-21-2019 06:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Treelog (Post 4919461)
Thank you for the feedback, gives me a few things to research

I agree with AF1 - I used it when I had my DP.

But.......since the Ranger is so new, I'd check with a tow bar company such as Blue Ox to see if a Base Plate has been designed yet.

It will be just a matter of time before one is designed but this may be your stopper at this point.

Good luck and enjoy your new "rides".

g

Eagle4 08-21-2019 12:25 PM

I can assure you that Blue Ox has base plates, etc., for the new Ford Ranger. I had to wait a couple of months for them to be manufactured, but they were installed in May of 2019 at Camping World. Very "clean" install.

Treelog 08-21-2019 12:37 PM

ford ranger
 
Eagle4 what braking system are you using?


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