2019 Ford Ranger

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Chillis, May 29, 2018.

  1. Weekend_warrior

    Weekend_warrior Been here awhile

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    The biggest reason I do don't do that is you have a to plan what you put in there a little better. You have to have the trailer to use it or be prepared to go back and get it. My other issue is storage. I don't have a place unless I take up garage space (the reason I want a folding Kendon).
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  2. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    In addition to the 8x10 aluminum snowmobile trailer, I've got a HF folding 4X8. Not nearly as nice, but you can fold it and tilt it up on end, so it stores more easily (tilting it up onto the wee casters is a bit of a workout, though!). It was <300 bucks.
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  3. Weekend_warrior

    Weekend_warrior Been here awhile

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    Yeah, the Kendon is way more, but I'd trust it more than harbor freight. I see them come up on CL for around 1500 or so every now and then. I've heard it was a little easier to deal with than the HF one and also HF I though discontinued that model of trailer.
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  4. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    Looks like the Rangers we get in South Africa. Here it comes in 2.2 liter 4 cyl and 3.2 5 cyl diesels.
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  5. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    If I didn't just get the Wrangler I'd be looking at the Ranger. Get tired of waiting for these things to get to production.

    That motor is a ripper!
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  6. dirtdiver

    dirtdiver Long timer

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    I have a 4" lifted F350, with 35 inch tires- pretty much mandatory if you want to tow a trailer onto a sandy beach in Baja. You need the lift to fit the 35" tires.

    Yes there are downsides but also some big upsides off road in the sand.


    DD
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  7. allroadrider

    allroadrider Been here awhile

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    Just saw one of the new Rangers in Heidelberg last week, that thing seems big took some pics but haven't downloaded them yet will post later it reminds me of a ridgeline in size, it looks good this one had a badge that said 2.2 tubro have no idea whether it was a diesel. I was kind of disappointed in the size of the bed. why have a pick up if you can't haul anything
    ARR
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  8. Sumo64c

    Sumo64c Long timer

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    Since the vehicle is being discussed here on ADV rider..... "Needs to lose at least 1000lbs, +100hp AT the same price before I'll buy it."
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  9. BillsR100

    BillsR100 Happy Paleoflatus

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    Just another vehicle shaped kinda like a truck but basically not really a "truck".
    But hey, since ford is going to stop making most all cars, they gotta come up with other stuff to sell.
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  10. Liko

    Liko Got probe?

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    When I see this sort of thing I appreciate the truck I have just a little bit more.
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  11. Keyser Soze 1

    Keyser Soze 1 Been here awhile

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    Not a fan of the Ranger Raptor looks at all.

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  12. Adam E

    Adam E halfway there Supporter

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    I betcha it'd look better in black.
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  13. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    Black paint always helps hide questionable styling.:lol3
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  14. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Saw them filming commercial material with the FX4 package.
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  15. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    My company will probably buy some. We just replaced an F150 with an ecoboost model, and have two more F150 pickups near the end of their lives. The construction management guys prefer a full size for hauling concrete samples and shotcrete panels, but everyone else prefers the Rangers. I'm still driving one of the remaining 2007 Ranger 4X4s, and I like it. I wouldn't mind an updated version with an ecoboost.

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  16. DLFLHT

    DLFLHT I'm a little fuzzy

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    Anybody got one yet?:ear
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  17. toddiscdn

    toddiscdn Take off, EH!

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    Yup, had it just over a week, quite like it so far.

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  18. DLFLHT

    DLFLHT I'm a little fuzzy

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    Nice! I'll be interested to hear what the real world mileage is. I'm thinking this might be my one vehicle solution for retirement by the end of the year.
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  19. c1skout

    c1skout Long timer

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    I'm planning to go look at them, but without a manual trans and at least a 7' bed I'm definitely not buying.
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  20. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    I watched an 1100 mile review video form "The Fast Lane Truck" guys, driving a FX4 Lariat from LA to Boulder, CO. They averaged about 75-80 mph for the highway miles, which were a vast majority of the 1100, and averaged 20.7 mpg. EPA highway rating was 24, but I don't think that's anywhere close to 80mph. I finally ruled it out because of the 18 gallon tank, combined with the real world 21mpg on the freeway. Tacoma and Colorado achieve similar mileage, but both have 21 gallon tanks. I'm going with Colorado, only because the Taco don't fit me well.

    NO midsized truck has a bed bigger than 6'2"
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