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Old 02-03-2019, 07:00 PM
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had to work the old girl

My '09 Ranger is, well, not quite new anymore.

I'm helping the family of a friend deal with his estate, and although this wasn't exactly the plan to begin with...I ended up hauling a bunch of old motorcycle parts (mostly fairings and bodywork, not engines and other heavier bits) home with me this morning.

I won't say the truck loved pulling this thing- it weighed just a whisker under a ton empty, and I'm guessing a bit under 3k loaded, but it punches a big hole in the air.

Zero drama, though, and ran happily at 5-over on secondary roads...60-65 in fourth gear up the interstate. About 14 mpg over 210 miles, which I'm pleased with.

I've never quite fallen in love with this truck, but I really, really, REALLY like it. 9+ years, 138k miles, and basically zero drama. It does what I need, simply, reliably and capably.
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Old 02-03-2019, 08:56 PM
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Good to hear
I would have thought better mileage even with having to pull the heavy trailer.
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:33 PM
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Heck, this time of year I barely get 15 just driving back and forth to work...probably wouldn't have done much better than 20 coming back empty.
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