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Old 10-06-11, 03:28 PM   #1
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Guys, I think I will be okay but since Im in college I cant use my dads f250 to pull my boat, so instead i have to pull it with my 93 toyota four-runner. Its a v6 4wd and its got about 150000 miles on it. Yall think I will be okay using it to pull my 18ft Ranger 481v? Some trips could be up to 5hrs long.
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Old 10-06-11, 04:32 PM   #2
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It shuld be fine... are you going up big climbs? That might be a bad factor...

Also before the long journey make shure your oils good and watch your engine temps don't wana burn up an engine now... those toyotas are dang good vechicles
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Old 10-06-11, 04:52 PM   #3
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Yep you will be fine like gone said. A 1993 4Runner had a 3,500-pound maximum towing capacity. A 1990 481v Ranger equipped with a 175hp engine weighs 1250lbs. Your trailer probably weighs around 400-500lbs and even if all of your gear weighs 250lbs you would still be 1500lbs below your vehicle max.

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Old 10-06-11, 05:27 PM   #5
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Don't forget the motor, fuel, batteries, anchor, oil, etc.You might be closer to the 3,500 than you think.
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Old 10-06-11, 06:51 PM   #6
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good point mississippi, probably will just fill up when i get there. Thanks for the advice and i figured when Im pullin it out of the water I can put it in 4wd and be okay. Just wanted some reassurance!
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Also handlebars where are you at in NC?
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Old 10-06-11, 07:38 PM   #8
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The weight did include a motor although I did not calculate fuel like ole Miss pointed out. 46 gallons of fuel will weigh 368 lbs, lil oil, 3 batteries, etc so to be safe just figure 700 lbs in fuel and gear. You still would have 700 lbs + or - left and should be just fine.

I'm in Greensboro, 3 hours west of Greenville.
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Old 10-06-11, 08:07 PM   #9
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Something like pilot mtn take it easy on,otherwise be ok.
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Old 10-06-11, 08:35 PM   #10
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Oh man, that's my ol' truck. Just make sure you remember to click that little ol' overdrive button off on the shifter. Good luck, I retired mine(it's still running) when it hit 265k.
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Keep the tire pressure on the boat trailer a little higher than normal and it'll tow easier.
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I love it, it will get me in and get me out of just about anywhere, couldnt ask for a better vehicle. Handlebars, man I am from Waxhaw, just below Charlotte, will be home this weekend to do some fishin and get my boat. I do a lot of fishing on Tillery, so kinda close to you. Crazy how small the world can seem sometimes.
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