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idahored

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need tow bar for 1996 Ford Ranger
« on: October 20, 2017, 04:30:16 PM »
I've been searching with no luck so far, for a tow bar for my 1996 Ford Ranger 2wd with manual tranny. Anyone with some good suggestions that I can try?
TIA.
Idahored
1995 Itasca 23RC Class A
TOAD: 1999 Ford Ranger
Mountain Home, Idaho

kdbgoat

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Re: need tow bar for 1996 Ford Ranger
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 05:20:31 PM »
You need to locate a baseplate, not a towbar. Once you have the baseplate, just about any popular towbar will work, though some may need an adapter.

Try one of these:

435-3 Road Master XL Base Plate Kit

BX2117 Blue Ox Standard Base Plate Kit

9517022 Demco Tow Bar Base Plate Ford Explorer 95-98
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Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: need tow bar for 1996 Ford Ranger
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 06:46:51 PM »
Etrailer has Ranger base plates for both Blue Ox and Roadmaster tow bars. And either of those work with Demco tow bars using an adapter.

https://www.etrailer.com/towbar-1996_Ford_Ranger.htm
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idahored

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Re: need tow bar for 1996 Ford Ranger
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 09:00:43 AM »
Etrailer has Ranger base plates for both Blue Ox and Roadmaster tow bars. And either of those work with Demco tow bars using an adapter.

https://www.etrailer.com/towbar-1996_Ford_Ranger.htm



Any problem using the Demco base plates ? I see they are less $$.
1995 Itasca 23RC Class A
TOAD: 1999 Ford Ranger
Mountain Home, Idaho

Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: need tow bar for 1996 Ford Ranger
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2017, 09:33:18 AM »
Depends on what tow bar you want to use.  An adapter may be needed to match a Demco base plate with a different brand of tow bar. Obviously, they are compatible with Demco tow bars, though.
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idahored

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Re: need tow bar for 1996 Ford Ranger
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2017, 01:12:04 PM »
Depends on what tow bar you want to use.  An adapter may be needed to match a Demco base plate with a different brand of tow bar. Obviously, they are compatible with Demco tow bars, though.

After some research and price comparisons, I decided to just go with the Demco mounts and tow bar. Seems to have some good reviews.  Mainly, I'll just be towing my Ranger out to camping areas throughout the state, and maybe one 1000 mile trip a year.
1995 Itasca 23RC Class A
TOAD: 1999 Ford Ranger
Mountain Home, Idaho

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Re: need tow bar for 1996 Ford Ranger
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2017, 05:23:50 PM »
Don't forget to install an auxiliary brake system on the Ranger. Preferably one with a breakaway function...
Dutch
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