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Ford Ranger Regular 2.5 D 4WD and Bailey

Richard Hardy reviewed on 07 July 2021 a Ford Ranger Regular 2.5 D 4WD (57 Kw/78 PS, Year: 2000 - 2007) with a Bailey Senator Oklahoma of n.a. kg.

I have a 2007 Ford ranger 4wd 2.5 diesel I load my pickup to give it more weight. I have a 2004 senator Oklahoma. While I have found myself changing down on inclines,I’m a steady driver keeping to 55-60 I haven’t found it to much of a problem. I came from sea houses Northumberland to Essex on the A1 in high winds 50mph interesting. The vehicle managed ok with no snaking however I had to concentrate the whole time especially with large lorries passing. The key to staying safe is keep the speed down and drive steady.

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Ford Ranger SuperCab 2.2 TDCi 4WD and Weinsberg

GbiROU reviewed on 02 June 2021 a Ford Ranger SuperCab 2.2 TDCi 4WD (120 Kw/163 PS, Year: 2012 - 2019) with a Weinsberg CaraTwo 450 FU of n.a. kg.

This is how it seems to me after ~ 4 years of pulling the caravan and the second caravan:

A. PLUS

- a great advantage is ... perspective, being a higher car improve visibility in traffic and that helps quite a lot;

- another great advantage we felt in the existence of the low range, although we are not fans of offcamping in general we arrived in several locations (including campsites) where it would have been quite difficult without a low range option. Here I refer especially to quite steep ramps in unpaved terrain where I prefer to go at low speed so as not to rearrange the caravan furniture;

- also in terms of pluses, we must mention the load capacity of the car, there were few situations when the bad was not large enough for luggage, although I have a roller lid shutter not a canopy;

- probably some people think that it is difficult to remain stuck somewhere with such a team. Partly true, but it depends a lot on how adapted the tires are to the terrain and how much you are willing to "raise". I was lucky not to get stuck anywhere, probably due to both caution and AT tires that cope with to any challenge (common sense) to which you would subject the car with the caravan hanging from it.
B. MINUSES

- everyone says that if you have a big car you don't feel the caravan in the back, FALSE (from my point of view) my car has an own weight of ~ 2, 2 t, usually when towing the caravan hangs somewhere between 2.5 and 3 t. The caravans I towed had somewhere between 1t and 1.5t. I noticed first of all that it is very important that the caravan, during the movement, is in a horizontal position, not with the forearm raised. I had a first experience in this sense totally disappointing with a rented caravan very easy otherwise, it was wobbling quite pronounced (to my taste at least). I solved the problem by lowering the towing hook;

- also in this chapter it is worth discussing about the changes (in the sense of mass and center of gravity) that we bring to the caravan. I came from a town to other with the new caravan in the back, equipped as it left the factory, I could not help but notice the difference from the ~ 100 kg received later by mover, battery, solar panel, gas boiler, etc. .;

- in terms of disadvantages, I think it is worth mentioning that a truck, as a rule, has a larger turning radius than a regular car, although I can't say that this aspect gave me headaches. Also, although in terms of comfort it resembles cars (audio accessories, AC, armchairs, etc.) the driving style, it is more spartan and more adapted to the conditions of construction site or unpaved road;

C. CONCLUSIONS

- I like to say that if I could still afford to choose, I would not change this type of vehicle even if not necessarily the same brand, however, sometime I think what it would be like to find a compact campervan with high ground clearance and some low range gear so I can pull the caravan and have it for a weekend outing? :)

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Ford Ranger SuperCab 2.5 TDCi 4WD and Elddis

Andy reviewed on 25 July 2011 a Ford Ranger SuperCab 2.5 TDCi 4WD (105 Kw/143 PS, Year: 2007 - 2012) with a Elddis Crusader Cyclone of 1820 kg.

had this ranger since new (07 thunder) we did have a lunar twin axle which it pulled like a dream. and have now gone on to have a 2.1 tonne elddis (uprated plate) tows like a dream copes very well with hills and is very stable even in high winds. Would DEFFO have another !!

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Ford Ranger SuperCab 2.5 TDCi 4WD and Bailey

Gary Brunt reviewed on 02 February 2011 a Ford Ranger SuperCab 2.5 TDCi 4WD (105 Kw/143 PS, Year: 2007 - 2012) with a Bailey Senator Wyoming of 1635 kg.

quite happy to keep to the legal road speeds (80mph??)
the ranger tows really good, overtakes as needed and shocks other road users when they queue up next to you at the lights.

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Ford Ranger SuperCab 2.5 TDCi 4WD and TEC

Ken Platt reviewed on 12 October 2010 a Ford Ranger SuperCab 2.5 TDCi 4WD (105 Kw/143 PS, Year: 2007 - 2012) with a TEC Weltbummler 560 TF of 1390 kg.

The Ford Ranger Wildtrax 3.0Ltr is absolutely fantastic for towing my TEC. Plenty of load space in back making for safer loading of caravan.

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Ford Ranger DC 2.5 TD 4WD and Elddis

Dave miller reviewed on 10 May 2010 a Ford Ranger DC 2.5 TD 4WD (80 Kw/109 PS, Year: 2000 - 2007) with a Elddis Odyssey 540 of 1560 kg.

my 54 plate ranger pulls my odyssey with ease but with all p/ups is better with some load in back of truck

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Ford Ranger Regular 2.5 D 4WD and Sterling

Brian Duncan reviewed on 24 September 2009 a Ford Ranger Regular 2.5 D 4WD (57 Kw/78 PS, Year: 2000 - 2007) with a Sterling Eccles Amethyst of 1436 kg.

We have a Sterling caravan with Ford ranger pick up. Our car tows the outfit very well with no problems. I do not find it sluggish as suggested and it is great on hill starts etc.I think it is a perfect match

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Ford Ranger SuperCab 2.5 TDCi 4WD and Elddis

Wayne Evans reviewed on 30 June 2009 a Ford Ranger SuperCab 2.5 TDCi 4WD (105 Kw/143 PS, Year: 2007 - 2012) with a Elddis Crusader Scirocco of 1820 kg.

The Ford Ranger is a superb towing car.
It pulls a twin wheel Crusader Sirocco easily and safe.The weight ratio is a little high but load up the Ford and it copse very well on motorways.

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Ford Ranger SuperCab 2.5 TDCi 4WD and Elddis

Mark Nicklin reviewed on 03 October 2008 a Ford Ranger SuperCab 2.5 TDCi 4WD (105 Kw/143 PS, Year: 2007 - 2012) with a Elddis Crusader Super Scirocco of 1839 kg.

The Double Cab 2.5tcdi Ranger makes an excellent tow car, will happily cruise on the motorway especially with a twin axle. Hills are easily dealt with. Economy drops to low 20's MPG but when its pulling nearly 2 ton of van and accessories thats to be expected!

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Ford Ranger SuperCab 2.5 TDCi 4WD and Bailey

Phil reviewed on 30 July 2008 a Ford Ranger SuperCab 2.5 TDCi 4WD (105 Kw/143 PS, Year: 2007 - 2012) with a Bailey Pageant Moselle of 1337 kg.

Cruises at 80mph and the wife can put in all the tins of beans we can eat !!!

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Ford Ranger Regular 2.5 TD and Coachman

Jim Kennedy reviewed on 07 March 2008 a Ford Ranger Regular 2.5 TD (62 Kw/84 PS, Year: 2002 - 2007) with a Coachman Laser 640/4 of 1880 kg.

The Ranger pulls the Laser very well and you would not know it was there, the caravan sits well on the tow ball just the right height.

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Ford Ranger DC 2.5 TD 4WD and Lunar

Derik reviewed on 27 June 2007 a Ford Ranger DC 2.5 TD 4WD (80 Kw/109 PS, Year: 2000 - 2007) with a Lunar Quasar 615 of 1450 kg.

I have the new ford ranger with the 150 bhp engine and the car tows any caravan with ease also the truck drives more like a mondeo and with the van on and loaded still gets over 30mpg when on its own driving it steady i can get 40mpg hope this helps.
cheers
derik

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