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We’re located in WA state, north of Seattle. Looking at buying a 2019 Ranger to tow a 5000 lb Escape travel trailer. We intend to cross-cross the US and Canada, probably get to Alaska at some point. I know the 2019 Ranger properly outfitted has a tow capacity of 7500, but does the truck really have what it takes for this kind of towing, over extended periods of time, across mountain passes, etc. Among other attributes we like, the Ranger will fit in our garage. I’d love to hear from some owners with real-world experience. I know what the sales folks will tell me.

Thanks for sharing any insights!

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I have a 2019 Ford Ranger and tow a 3,500 lb Airstream Bambi 16RB and the Ranger is amazing. Tows the Bambi with no problem whatsoever. Granted, you’re looking to tow something heavier but I think you should be good.
 

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We’re located in WA state, north of Seattle. Looking at buying a 2019 Ranger to tow a 5000 lb Escape travel trailer. We intend to cross-cross the US and Canada, probably get to Alaska at some point. I know the 2019 Ranger properly outfitted has a tow capacity of 7500, but does the truck really have what it takes for this kind of towing, over extended periods of time, across mountain passes, etc. Among other attributes we like, the Ranger will fit in our garage. I’d love to hear from some owners with real-world experience. I know what the sales folks will tell me.

Thanks for sharing any insights!

Park
I am also looking at trailer towing with my 2020 Ranger 4x4. There are a couple of websites that will point you toward some calculators or spreadsheets to try to figure it out. I assume the 5000 lbs is the gvwr for your trailer. I talk to a sales guy and he said if you stick around 80% (7500 x 80% = 6000)of your tow capacity you will probably be good. In the Ford literature they reference the frontal area of your trailer - more than 60 square feet then towing will be impacted. Just found this https://www.f150forum.com/attachmen...pability-calculator-f-series-trucks-stock.pdf
 
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