Originally Posted by cosmomomo
I saw it today, it's a 1997 Ford Ranger XLT with a 4.0 liter whatever lol. If you can't tell, I don't know that much about trucks. :)
What you need to look at, is the type of vehicle as well. A large SUV might on paper be more able to tow a heavier weight, but the chassie is NOT made to pull that kind of weight therefor you're going to destroy your transmission. A small truck like an F150 despite what it can pull on paper, would do just fine hauling a trailer, because the power train and the transmission is made for heavy duty work.
The other thing you need to look into, is the weight of the trailer.
I would definitely not be trying to pull a horse trailer with a Ranger.