Good Samaritan Has No Clue How to Tow a Truck

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Towing a vehicle isn’t always a simple process, it just doesn’t go smoothly sometimes—especially if the person towing has no clue what they’re doing. Take this guy for example, who is trying to be a good Samaritan by getting a Dodge RAM truck that has been high-centered unstuck. The guy’s Ford Ranger isn’t as big as the RAM, but you would think he would be able to give it a good-enough pull to allow the RAM to get some traction on its back wheels. You can’t really say that he didn’t get the job done in the end, but the tow is far from a success, not to mention comical to watch.

Good Samaritan Has No Clue How to Tow a Truck

This Dodge RAM Is Quite a Bit Bigger than the Ford Ranger

The Dodge RAM is heftier than the Ford Ranger and looks even bigger here due to its lift and other accessories. This is obviously a pre-2010 RAM, as the Dodge name was dropped from the brand starting that year. The RAM is an SLT quad cab, so it would have a curb weight of around 5,500 pounds and an overall length of just over 19 feet. The standard height of this model and year would be about 6 and a half feet. Obviously it would be much easier for the RAM to tow the Ranger out if the situation were reversed, as this RAM has a towing capacity of around 10,000 pounds.

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How the Ranger Compares, and Key Performance Specs

Though the RAM is still being produced today, 2012 was the last year the Ford Ranger was made. From 1987 to 2004, the Ranger was the best-selling compact truck in America. This run began about half way through the first generation of Ranger truck models and ended about half way through the second generation. The second-generation Ranger is about 16 feet long and just under 6 feet tall. It’s curb weight is around 3,000 pounds, which is about 2,500 pounds lighter than the RAM. In addition to those dimensions, here are some of the Ranger’s key performance specs:

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