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Old 08-01-2019, 01:21 AM   #1
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I bought a new 2019 Ford Ranger to tow behind my new Thor Hurricane 29M. I just got the truck back from Camping World in Ashland, VA. For my Toad Setup, I went the Roadmaster route with a Nighthawk Tow Bar, an InvisiBrake, a Wireless Braking System Monitor and Direct-Connect Base Plates. So far, I have only towed the truck back home. It towed just fine and I experienced no problems. I also had Camping World install a Rock Shield on the back of the motorhome. The wife and I are anxious to hit the road! Happy Trails to all
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Old 08-01-2019, 01:35 AM   #2
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I bought a new 2019 Ford Ranger to tow behind my new Thor Hurricane 29M. I just got the truck back from Camping World in Ashland, VA. For my Toad Setup, I went the Roadmaster route with a Nighthawk Tow Bar, an InvisiBrake, a Wireless Braking System Monitor and Direct-Connect Base Plates. So far, I have only towed the truck back home. It towed just fine and I experienced no problems. I also had Camping World install a Rock Shield on the back of the motorhome. The wife and I are anxious to hit the road! Happy Trails to all
Same folks did the setup on my Grand Cherokee a few weeks ago. They did a real good job.

My setup is basically the same except I went with the Sterling tow bar and the crossbar for the base plate.
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Old 08-01-2019, 02:06 AM   #3
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I bought a new 2019 Ford Ranger to tow behind my new Thor Hurricane 29M. I just got the truck back from Camping World in Ashland, VA. For my Toad Setup, I went the Roadmaster route with a Nighthawk Tow Bar, an InvisiBrake, a Wireless Braking System Monitor and Direct-Connect Base Plates. So far, I have only towed the truck back home. It towed just fine and I experienced no problems. I also had Camping World install a Rock Shield on the back of the motorhome. The wife and I are anxious to hit the road! Happy Trails to all
Nice set up. How do you like that Ranger? We are towing a Cherokee Trailhawk with a Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain tow bar, Roadmaster Invisibrake, direct connect base plate with cross bar and a Roadmaster Tow Defender rock guard. We also have a 2010 Ranger that I would have loved to flat tow but it wasnít doable. I love the look at that new Ranger good choice 👍
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Old 08-01-2019, 05:07 AM   #4
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Nice set up. How do you like that Ranger? We are towing a Cherokee Trailhawk with a Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain tow bar, Roadmaster Invisibrake, direct connect base plate with cross bar and a Roadmaster Tow Defender rock guard. We also have a 2010 Ranger that I would have loved to flat tow but it wasnít doable. I love the look at that new Ranger good choice


I love the Ranger! It is very easy to set it up for towing. I got the Lariat 4x4 with auto trans. It is very smooth to drive/tow.
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Old 08-01-2019, 05:09 AM   #5
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Same folks did the setup on my Grand Cherokee a few weeks ago. They did a real good job.



My setup is basically the same except I went with the Sterling tow bar and the crossbar for the base plate.


Nice!
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Old 08-22-2019, 03:02 AM   #6
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Just got back from a 2500 mi trip towing the ranger 4 down no issues at all
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Old 08-22-2019, 04:19 AM   #7
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Thanks for the feedback. I have only been on short trips so far. Just out of curiosity, what is your setup? I.e., Tow bar? Auxiliary brake, etc.?

I love the convince of flat towing!
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Thanks for the feedback. I have only been on short trips so far. Just out of curiosity, what is your setup? I.e., Tow bar? Auxiliary brake, etc.?

I love the convince of flat towing!

Blueox baseplate , roadmaster falcon all terrain towbar
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Old 09-06-2019, 03:06 AM   #9
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We are deciding what vehicle will be our tow and it has become obvious to us that our tow vehicle needs to be our main vehicle, not a second car like we assumed it would be. That said, we need our main vehicle to have at least 6,000 lbs of towing capacity and be something we can throw bikes in/on easily, have an auto transmission, and be something we like to look at. The Ranger looks like a real REAL strong possibility.

For those of you who are towing one, are there any nuances that you've discovered, or has it been pretty smooth sailing?
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Old 09-06-2019, 04:04 AM   #10
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We are deciding what vehicle will be our tow and it has become obvious to us that our tow vehicle needs to be our main vehicle, not a second car like we assumed it would be. That said, we need our main vehicle to have at least 6,000 lbs of towing capacity and be something we can throw bikes in/on easily, have an auto transmission, and be something we like to look at. The Ranger looks like a real REAL strong possibility.



For those of you who are towing one, are there any nuances that you've discovered, or has it been pretty smooth sailing?


We have not had any problems towing our Ranger. Only the 4x4 is flat towable.
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Old 09-06-2019, 01:40 PM   #11
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We have not had any problems towing our Ranger. Only the 4x4 is flat towable.
Good to hear. Thanks for the reply!
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