Will my 4 cyl pull my Boler? - Fiberglass RV

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Old 08-13-2003, 04:21 PM   #1
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Will my 4 cyl pull my Boler?

Do yuo guys think my '91 Ford Ranger 4x4 4cyl will pull my Boler okay? There' no hitch on it yet, or I would test it. Here's some pics.

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Old 08-13-2003, 05:48 PM   #2
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Well, our 99 Ford Ranger 4x4 pulled our Bigfoot. So did our 4 cylinder minivan. And I'm pretty sure Bolers are lighter than Bigfeet.

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Old 08-13-2003, 05:59 PM   #3
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Dan , I see several posts a day on various boards with "Can I pull #### with my ####? , it's as simple as checking the tow ratings on your vehicle (usually noted in the vehicle manufacturers owners manual)

Quite often people assume because they can pull it, it's ok. The truth is tow ratings are also based on how much you can safely stop...not just how much you can pull. Horsepower, torque,tire size, gear ratio and wheelbase are also a factors taken into consideration when deternining a rigs tow rating. A loaded trailer without auxilary brakes that exceeds the cars tow rating, bearing down on a tow rig with a short wheelbase going down hill can cause a severe case of the tail wagging the dog in an emergency stop.

Insurance companies may not cover you if you exceed the limits the vehicle is rated for and you're involved in an acccident.

Since your 13' Boler is very similar to ours,with no heater or 3-way fridge, (noticed a lack of vents on the side)...You are about 850lbs dry, with about an 85lb tonque weight. I would think just about any vehicle can pull 900lbs but remember to make allowances for water, camping gear, propane etc. it adds up pretty fast.

BTW nice XJ, Looks familiar, ever go to the RMH Jamboree?
I'm one of the ECO Trailguides. Last weekend was Jam#1, next one starts Thursday

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Old 08-15-2003, 10:13 PM   #4
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I pull mine with a 99 TJ, 4 banger on 32's with stock gears...you should be ok.

I missed the Jam this year...working too much overtime, only been wheeling once since last years jam, the Jeep is now for sale :sad , haven't used the Boler since May :omy If I sell the Jeep, what am I gonna pull it with???
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