Towing a rear wheel drive Ranger

Discussion in '1998 - 2011 Ford Ranger' started by Caroline Key, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. Caroline Key

    Caroline Key New Member

    I am moving and want to take my 2000 Ranger 2.5 Liter engine truck with me. It has 199,535 miles on it and has rear wheel drive. I don't want to go thru the hassle or expense of disconnecting the drive shaft. Is it possible to tow it backwards with the rear wheels on the dolly? I will be driving a UHaul and will be traveling about 600 miles to my destination. I would appreciate ant suggestons/advice, thanks! :)
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2014
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  3. william meyers jr

    william meyers jr New Member

    Yea you lol be fine with the back wheels on dolly. The front tires will be fine
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    Caroline Key

    Caroline Key New Member

    Thanks William. I was going to spend extra $$$ on a trailer to take my truck to GA. Are you ABSOLUTELY sure, as I LOVE my old truck and would HATE to get it messed up rolling the front tires backward for 600 miles.
  5. top teke

    top teke New Member

    Just pull the drive shaft. It's 4 bolts on each end and won't take 20 minutes. I wouldn't tow it backwards.

    If you can't pull it yourself have a shop do it. Even if they charge you a half hour of labor it won't be more than $30.
  6. Mikhail

    Mikhail New Member

    I agree with top teke, pull the drive shaft. It wont cost you a penny if you do it yourself and its only 8 bolts. Pull the bolts put them in a ziplock and tape the bag to the driveshaft itself for safe keeping then put the shaft in a safe place till you get where your going. Its an easy job

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