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Old 09-21-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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13' wanted in New England

Hello,

I am looking for a light, less than 1000 pound, camping trailer in New England. We are in northeastern Massachusetts but will travel for the right trailer. If you're interested please get in touch and we can talk. cash on hand for the right deal.

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Old 09-21-2012, 05:56 PM   #2
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Welcome Dave,
Less than 1000 lb. will be difficult to find. Check out the thread Trailer Weights in the Real World
I've got a boler American that just might want to go back home to MA and rot the socks off the last owners wife. It is over 1000 less than 1500 loaded, much more than the 895 on the sticker.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:10 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info Roy. Our truck is rated for 1600 pound trailer weight. That doesn't leave a lot of choices does it.

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It may Dave.
Is your tow rating based on towing ability or stopping ability.
My tonka toy (Ranger) has lousy brakes, adding ebrakes to the trailer made a major difference in safety factor.
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:30 PM   #5
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Hi Roy,

It is based on the rating in the owners manual. It's a Ford Ranger with a 4 cylinder and a manual transmission. It gives a trailer weight of 1560 pounds. I assume this is based on gross vehicle weight.

I have to admit I'm new at the trailer thing and I've a lot to learn. I've had van campers before and thought to give trailers a try as the vans didn't quite cut it.

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The manual will give you the exact letters for weights to figure out what they are referring to. Don't assume.
A good controller and ebrakes are a good investment when towing with a Ranger. The weight you gave is less than half of my limits (big V6 and Auto 4WD) and mine is less than 1/2 of max possible with the tow package (lower gear ratio and bigger rear brakes) for my model year. There are 60 some listings for the various combinations in my manual for my year.
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The numbers are pretty cut and dry. If it was an automatic transmission the limit would be 2,000 pounds. A torque converter is nice to have as the manual doesn't have the old fashion granny 1st gear.
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