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Old 05-28-2014, 06:55 PM   #29
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I've had three Rangers over the past 20 years, they are a great little truck. My last was a 6 cylinder automatic and it towed my 13' Trillium ok, at best. I live in Nova Scotia and it's hilly, it suffered on the hills. I think you'll be disappointed with a 4 banger but I could be wrong. Before you buy, hook it up and go for a test run. Good luck.

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Old 05-28-2014, 07:23 PM   #30
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Wiring a brake controller is no big deal, 1 wire to the controller, 1 wire from the controller to the 7 pin trailer plug. Run it at the same time as you do the charging line, I use #10 or #12 stranded, but check the controller instructions first.
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:57 PM   #31
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Thanks Harvey9 and I'll check it out Bob. It sounds like simple wiring.
I'm sure I'll have to slow down on the hills, but I don't have a problem with that. I grew up with the 55 mph speed limit. I wish I had access to a 13' trailer so I could try it out, but I would have to install the brake controller and the seven pin plug first. There are lots of members towing a 13' with a 4 cylinder. I'm still looking for a Casita Patriot with a bathroom, that is reasonably priced.
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Thanks Harvey9 and I'll check it out Bob. It sounds like simple wiring.
.......... I'm still looking for a Casita Patriot with a bathroom, that is reasonably priced.

Aren't we All???? LOL
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Old 05-30-2014, 11:47 AM   #33
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My problem is that I live in south Texas which is Casita territory. 90% of the Casitas are 17' with some 16' and very few 13'. Scamp on the other hand sells more 13', but are located in the other side if the country.

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