Would you pull a two horse trailer with a Raptor?

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    07-05-2012, 02:03 PM
Would you pull a two horse trailer with a Raptor?

I know they suck for towing, but I'm not doing any serious heavy towing. Can it handle it? Would a weight distribution hitch be beneficial?
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    07-06-2012, 12:42 PM
Capacity is 6000-8000 pounds depending on model which is in range of a two horse trailer. But, this baby wasn't designed to tow it was designed for off road fun. Off roading and towing use two different suspension setups and neither works well for the other.

I'm not a fan of using half tons to tow livestock at all. If I went and rated half tons in order of preference for towing the Raptor would be at the bottom. If I had a bunch of money I would have one as a play rig!
    07-06-2012, 01:05 PM
When in doubt, get a bigger truck.

(I'd get at least a 3/4 ton truck personally.)
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    07-07-2012, 02:51 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by DancingArabian    
When in doubt, get a bigger truck.

(I'd get at least a 3/4 ton truck personally.)
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Been there, done that.....got an F-350 one ton dually now......

Rides like a Lincoln and pulls like a Peterbuilt. Trailering is fun again!
    07-07-2012, 05:03 PM
I would not because the Raptor is built for fun and power not towing..
    07-11-2012, 01:19 PM
Thanks guys! Sounds like I need to get a cheap truck built for towing for the occassional tow and keep the Raptor for fun. State Farm needs more money from me anyway :)
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    07-11-2012, 01:44 PM
Green Broke
What do the people that built the truck say ? They are probably pretty smart fellows and know what they are talking about.
    07-11-2012, 01:49 PM
Depends on the trailer too BRENDER UPS are designed to be pulled by lighter vehicles. Such as SUVs and good size cars. Friend of mine pulls hers with a Toyota Tacoma has for years now never had a issue. Even when towing her stud belgian in it. And that's in VT.
    07-11-2012, 04:17 PM
Joe, did a bit of googling and comments on line were not real favorable. Most comments said it wasn't fun to tow with due to suspension travel.
    07-11-2012, 06:58 PM
I did a search for rapture and a dune buggy came up and a f150.
If it is the f150 there isn't any reason you couldn't pull a 2 horse trailer with proper engine, towing is up to 11K depending on how it is equiped. I think a 3/4 is overkill for a small trailer.

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