Summer drivers might have to wait patiently behind one or two caravans before they can overtake. But 15 in a row – all pulled by a single vehicle?
Don’t worry. It’s not a situation you are likely to encounter any time soon. We created our caravan of caravans for a new film that demonstrates the remarkable pulling power of our new Ranger pick-up.
The film shows the new Ranger effortlessly towing its 20-tonne convoy when the driver notices a car behind, anxious to overtake, and waves the other driver past. It is only then that the number of caravans becomes apparent.
A month in the making and shot on a closed circuit and under the supervision of Ford’s safety experts, the film required the caravans to be reinforced with steel frames and equipped with tow bars front and back.
Measuring almost 100 metres in length, the caravan of caravans included a 1950s Airstream, a hippy-themed caravan, and a caravan especially for dog lovers – complete with paw prints.
“This was the slowest stunt I’ve ever done – but also one of the hardest. Trying to keep the caravans on the straight and narrow while the car drove past was a tough challenge, and one that really demonstrates the Ranger’s capabilities,” said precision driver Paul Swift who was behind the wheel of the Ranger.
The new version of Europe’s best-selling pick-up truck draws its pulling power from our latest powerful and fuel-efficient EcoBlue diesel engine, and four-wheel drive. Our Ranger is also the first pick-up to feature as standard technology that can detect cars and pedestrians ahead to help prevent collisions, and help drivers avoid speeding fines by automatically detecting speed limits and adjusting the speed to match.