Chesapeake Bronco Club

If you're around the Chesapeake Bay, or close enough to it (MD, DE, PA, VA), join the club!

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frinesi2
For those who are unaware, @rcbickle, @perfectburrito, and others have been putting together a MD/PA/DE/VA Volume Buyer's Group. Lots of great info in their thread:

Maryland Volume Buyer's Group

Any questions are best directed to that thread and the folks involved. I'll sticky this post for posterity.
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LowerSlowerDelaware
Anybody else going through Preston Ford for their Bronco?

I'm using Boulevard in Lewes. How's it been going for you with them?
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mcalpal
mcalpal
I’m going Through Leonardtown and they’ve been great but too for for future stuff; I will probably use Preston for my service and other things even though Hertrich in Easton is closer since I just get a better vibe from Preston. I’ll probably head there this week to look at their demos and I’m trying to schedule a test drive. Are you getting a MY21?
LowerSlowerDelaware
LowerSlowerDelaware
Base MT in hopefully AMB after changing it from SB
Does anyone know of a dealer with big bend 4 door to test? Deciding on whether to change from 2 door to 4 door soft top since it seems next year is the earliest Ill get my day 3 reservation. Im in Brandywine MD.
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CARdiac
Hey folks! My FE is scheduled to be built in the coming weeks (fingers and toes crossed) and will come with the factory rock rails. Since it also has the Sasquatch and I have a short wife- I will be adding the factory tube steps at the dealer. This gives this group a unique opportunity to get your hands on a brand new set! The list price for the rails is $595 but I will take reasonable offers. My plan (and hope) is that I can leave the rails at Leonardtown Ford for you to pick up or have installed. Please message me if you are interested.
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RednWhite89
Finally saw one in the wild. Badlands with optional wheels (not squatched) close to Assateague. The hood is level with the roof of the Mini Cooper. My little one was pumped when she saw it!
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Hank Noyes
This Morning @152 exit heading to Plaza Ford in Harford county 2 lucky recipients and I think the cyber Orange headed to Rising sun Ramsey Ford
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Icinnes
Yep. Soft top. Only potential delay option was tow package. Called Ford yesterday and it was silly how little they can tell you. I seemed to know way more than the rep. After a 10 minutes call she finally managed to tell me (in between yawns) that the truck was built but not shipped yet. Which is the same thing I told her as soon as she answered the call. Have to laugh to keep from crying a guess.
NayNay
NayNay
@Icinnes not my business but you can reach out and ask to speak with a manager who absolutely can check your order status in their WBDO (we call it webdoe like a baby deer) they can also reach out to their Ford rep too. The tow is something that could hold it up. They may have completed the build but if they don't have the tow it just sits and sits until they do have it (like the chip shortage). Lastly, they can look in their inventory to see if it actually has a shipping date and if so they can track it. Hopefully that helps. Unfortunately the sales staff does not have access to the same tools that managers do.
RednWhite89
RednWhite89
Fingers crossed for you 😉
Icinnes
Thanks! Finally took delivery on the 24th! So happy with it.
Has anyone received there build date from this forum?
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LowerSlowerDelaware
LowerSlowerDelaware
You may think I'm a fortunate son because I got a VIN and my 3rd Production week but now I'm worried about my dealer trying to poach my order by telling Ford that I cancelled or declined the Bronco because of the color and lack of my options when they ordered without my approval. So yesterday, I sent them an email politely stating that under no uncertain terms that my Name is on the Order and VIN so that's my Bronco and not their's.
jordan2303
I hope it all goes well!
NotOJay
NotOJay
Took ownership of our 4-door OBX Area 51, auto 2.3L, towing, soft top, on 7/10! Love it so far!
LowerSlowerDelaware
Anybody else using Preston/Boulevard Ford for their dealer?

Boulevard has royally screwed my order and harshed my Bronco dream.

7/14 Reservation and they placed an order 3/18 without informing me. No calls, No Emails. Just an order notice for my MT Base in Black instead of VB. None of my options.

I went to talk to them in person and everything was fixed and my order was supposedly changed to 99 because of my options Squatch, Tow, Aux Switches

Well, the 27th I wake up to my Ford email that my Black Stock Base MT was scheduled to be built the week of 7/12. Only person that I finally got to talk to was the GM and he's telling me no problem, Preston will take care of the Bronco and they'll just place another order and maybe get Ford to make it a priority.

Well, talk to Ford Bronco CS and Zone and turns out that was a big fib and my 21 Reservation/Order is filled and I would have to wait for the MY22 Reservations open and get in line behind the remaining MY21 folks.

Sorry for the vent.

Still thinking about taking the Black to either love it or sell it. There's just no effin way I'm letting Boulevard keep it.

Thanks,

Lee
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mcalpal
Anyone here get a production date?
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Wednesday, April 14th, from 11am - 7pm, be one of the first to preview the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco Family at Sheehy Ford of Gaithersburg in Maryland! You'll be able to meet with our Ford Bronco experts and get to experience the amazing new features that the 2021 Ford Bronco Family offers!

Pre-registration is required so and space is limited, so make sure to register today!

Register Here: https://bit.ly/38IHUwQ
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Ordered 1/21 - Black Diamond 2 door, 6 cyl, Area 51, MIC Top, Roof Racks, MID package - Plaza Ford in Bel Air
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76OrangeCrateJr.
Hi all! After being hyped for the return of the Bronco since last summer and trying to keep up with the updates, it just dawned on me to join the group to keep my eye on all the happenings. The issue on my end is what I'm interested in. I've had my focus set on the Sasquatch+Manual since the beginning, but have been frustrated to hear that it is delayed until MY22. I've seen a few great, informational responses in the forums that are leading me to hope I can find out more about what's going on. Is anyone in the group able to shed some light on my best course of action to start setting things into motion on this, or am I just going to be stuck waiting until the fall to take any action? Thanks!
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RednWhite89
RednWhite89
Well now that basically everything is going to MY22, I would resign yourself to that. (Ford just announced no mod top for MY21)
RednWhite89
RednWhite89
If you didn't enter an order already before 3/19 you probably won't get a '21. Not sure if that's a hard rule, but that's the gist of what I understood.
76OrangeCrateJr.
76OrangeCrateJr.
Gotcha. I had pretty much resigned to having to go with MY22, but with each new announcement, it's making me wonder if I'd be lucky to get one by Spring/Summer of 22. 🙄 We'll see what shakes out, I guess. ThanksThanks
RednWhite89
Order in.
2-Door Badlands, Sasquatch.
AM Blue with Black Mod Top. "Bruiser".
Anyone else naming their baby?
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DustyBronco
Anyone out enjoying the snow? Would have been a great day to have the bronco out.

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Broncolli
HI all - just saw this group ....
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Scott MacLean
2 door OBX, Antimatter Blue, lux package, with trailer hitch, and blue and gray leather interior, MIC roof. reserved 7/15/20, ordered 01/20/21, Sheehy Ford, Ashland, VA with Lisa Johnson. I am supposed to be included in their first allocation.
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jordan2303
2 door base, black, sasquatch package also reserved on 7/15/20 and ordered on 01/21/21 from Sheehy Ford, Ashland, VA. Told I would be in first allocation as well. According to them there are 48 slots and the first 21 will receive a 2021 model yr.
DealerInsider
Hi again everyone...I have been helping people get the A/Z/D/X pricing and invoice pricing on builds...if anyone needs this, feel free to DM me the pdf build and ill send you a DORA back showing the pricing...

also, we are honor A/Z/D/X pricing...so, if your dealer is giving you a hard time, I will be able to help...

in reference to the X plan pricing, we are offering Invoice MINUS 3%, which is better than X plan...

so whether you transfer your order to me, or just have general questions, feel free to reach out, im here to help!
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rcbickle
Hello one and all! Sorry I have been unusually quiet but here at the rcbickle homestead, it has been a busy December and January and my day job has kept me BUSY!

Excuses aside, today is Bronco-Order-Eve! I would like to encourage all members that are ordering new Broncos to post their order conversions and discuss what they finally decided. Also, make sure you give a shoutout to your dealer, especially if they have gone the extra mile and made the order experience a positive one! We have had some great dealer support (@NayNay , @StephensAutoCenter , @Granger Ford are three examples!) to date and I am sure the dealers would not mind a "thank you" from us!
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lowmpg
lowmpg
My Order with @NayNay

Badlands, 2dr.
Cactus Grey
2.7/10spd
Luxury Package
Sasquatch Package
Pod Lights
Paint Protection Film
Mesh Bimini top
mcalpal
mcalpal
@lowmpg I'm back and forth on the Pod lights, looking at Rigid ones on amazon has a lot of different types of pod light (flood, spot, diffused) and I'm not sure what the B&P ones are. What made you decide to get them?
lowmpg
lowmpg
@mcalpal I've had tons of lights and lightbars. Rigid makes a solid setup and more importantly, wiring through the body and into the cowl to attach lights would be horrific. The AUX wires will most likely be in the drivers foot well, so you'll need to run wiring to both sides of the truck (no thanks). Most quality Rigid pods are in the hundreds of dollars, so the price isn't absurd and if I choose to go with another light later, the wiring is done.
frinesi2
frinesi2
I decided to bow out on the Bronco (for now) for financial reasons but I had better see yous guys at Rausch! The Pajero will have gotten a little love by this Fall so it should be a fun.
Sarah107
I went with the four door badlands manual with the dual tops and lux package. I ordered yesterday with Bob Bell in Glen Burnie and they were great!!
DealerInsider
Hi everyone! Local Philly dealer here...if you need help with anything or have any questions about Bronco, shoot me a DM...new to the forum (& late to the party) and been trying to contribute the best I can
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DealerInsider
Hi everyone! Local Philly dealer here...if you need help with anything or have any questions about Bronco, shoot me a DM...new to the forum and been trying to contribute the best I can
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lowmpg
Ok, every dealer I've spoken with has now gone radio silent (Koons of Annapolis, Apple Ford, Hertrich Ford) does any Maryland dealer want to sell a Bronco? :)

I'm seriously looking to move my order to a dealer that actually contacts me hahahaha.
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rcbickle
This week's article: Keystone State Five

As you might imagine, a state as large and with the topographical variety of Pennslyvania has much to offer in terms of outdoor experiences and offroading opportunities. Offering a variety of private and public lands to explore as well as a variety of experiences from rock crawling to trail driving, Pennslyvania is one of the premier offroading locations east of the Mississippi.

In a short article, it is not possible to cover all of the opportunities, but the author will offer a few examples that will hopefully give Bronco owners a place to start exploring and maybe even generate some conversation from the 6G community on places that I did not mention in this article.

Raunch Creek Offroad Park
Pine Grove, PA
https://www.rc4x4.org/

Considered one of the premier offroad parks, Rauch Creek offers offroading experiences for every level of the driver. Trying not to repeat previous articles, the author encourages reading the earlier article and accompanying discussion that focuses on this destination only.

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Darkwater OHV Trail & Reading Anthracite OHV Trail
Pottsville, Pennsylvania
https://readingoutdoors.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/FRO-SouthProperty-Darkwater-Map.pdf

Offering a 31.9 mile loop, the Dark Water OHV Trail offers a scenic lake as part of the drive. Darkwater trails are suitable for ATVS, Dirt Bikes, Full Sized Vehicles and non-motorized vehicles, so you will be sharing the trail. After exploring the loop trail, another trail in the area, the Reading Anthracite Trail, is a 20.7 mile point-to-point trail that you can also explore. With both wooded and open land driving, this area is great for all levels of Bronco owners. There are various low lying areas where mud pits have accumulated so there is no reason to bring your Bronco home clean.

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Rock Run Recreation Area
Patton, PA
https://www.rockrunrecreation.com/

Open only April to October, Rock Run is an offroading park that requires an entrance fee for the vehicle/driver and each passenger. Advertising 140 miles of trails, those accessible to Broncos are far less. Offering stunning vistas of the Allegheny Mountains, the trails at Rock Run are designed for a wide variety of off-road vehicles so be prepared to share the area with UTVs, ATVs, Motorcycles, etc. Rock Run also offers 350 primitive campsites which are available for $12 per night for a group of six, so bring your other offroad toys in tow with your Bronco and stay the weekend. Check out the website or the Facebook site for events since this is a popular destination.

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Llewellynhose OHV Trail
Llewellynhose, PA
https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/pennsylvania/llewellynhose-ohv-trail

Located between Pottsville and Rauch Creek areas, the Llewellynhouse Trail is known for an offroading experience with one of the best opportunities to see wildlife from the comfort of your Bronco in Pennsylvania. A massive 45.6-mile loop trail, expect scenic vistas as well as views of the forest. This is probably one of the better trails in Pennsylvania if you want to get a taste of backcountry trekking.

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Scrublands OHV Park
Templeton, PA
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ScrubgrassOVH
https://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/trails/info/pennsylvania_14590/ride_f71d.htm

Located Northeast of Pittsburg in Western, PA Scrubgrass is over 1,200 acres large encompassing more than 60 miles of OHV and Jeep trails. This location is another park that charges admission, so check on prices before you go. Offering trails for every difficulty level from beginner to expert, every Bronco owner should be able to find a trail suited for their skill (and/or fear level of scratches, dents, etc.). The park features 18 miles of trails just for experts as well as steep hill climb areas, rock crawling areas, and a grass terrain track. Also offering primitive campsites, you can augment your offroading with kayaking, tubing, fishing, and during select times of the year, hunting. Make sure you call before you go since they close for special events on a regular basis. At last check, this park was still in business, but their website was no longer working.

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Hope this "Starter" list gives you some ideas to get you and your Bronco into the wild. If you have your own recommendations or favourite spots, please add them to the comment section!
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rcbickle
This Week's Article: Places to Explore in Delaware

Delaware is the second smallest state, measuring only 96 miles (North to South), and only 35 miles across at its widest point. That means that DE does not have as much area as the surrounding states so off-roading opportunities are equally limited. With nearly a million people living in DE, and likely many offroad vehicles, those areas that are available are going to be crowded. On a positive note, Delaware may have more Broncos eventually per square mile of state so maybe beyond their claim to being the First State, they may be able to claim to be a Bronco State!

Many offroading blogs talk about and recommend the C&D Canal Trails in Northern DE. The Canals there are clay and gravel roads, but at last look off-road vehicle traffic is prohibited and a little investigation by this author found police blogs where they had conducted targeted enforcement actions. Just a friendly reminder, illegal activity is not condoned and we don't want Bronco owners getting a reputation for lawlessness, not being good stewards of our planet, or not being respectful to the environment. Our advice is to check with local law enforcement, obey all posted signs, and only go where it is legal.

After some research, it appears that offroading in the state, county, and municipal parks is not allowed anywhere in Delaware, meaning there is no off-roading on public land in Delaware (There is a seashore fishing exception that will be discussed later in the article). If a reader is aware of public places allowing offroading in Delaware, let the author know and I will update the article.

So now that we have discussed where you can't go, you might be wondering, is there anywhere to go in the state? Well yes, but they are very far and few between. Again, if any reader has identified other places they recommend, please let the author know!

MuddyNutz Play Ground

MuddyNutz (meaning Muddy LUG Nuts) is a small offroad park located in Dover. Offering more than just mud, they also have trails and obstacles to test your skills. Although their web presence is minimal, they do have a business website on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/MuddyNutzPlayGround/

Under current conditions, their hours vary so it makes sense to call them before driving there. They can be contacted at (302) 465-3611 or you can message them on Facebook.

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Cape Henlopen, Fenwick Island, and Delaware Seashore State Park

Delaware State Parks limits sand-bound vehicles to park for surf fishing purposes only. That means anyone parking on a Delaware State Park beach needs to be "actively engaged" in fishing and must have a valid surf fishing vehicle permit.

Bronco owners can purchase the permit online, at any park office, at the Parks Central Office in Dover, and at a handful of retailers throughout the state. Annual permit prices range from $70 to $160.

Recreational beach driving beyond designated areas for surf fishing is not allowed. Channel your inner elementary school days because single-file parking is required on these beaches in an effort to limit high occupancy. A guide for taking your Bronco into the sand can be found at:

https://www.destateparks.com/wwwroo...OBS-SurfFishingBrochure-Maps_Regs-BRO0418.pdf

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rcbickle
This week's article: EXPLORE THE MARYLAND FOUR!

This week we talk about four Off-road trails in Maryland. Each trail offers different challenges and opportunities. It is important to remind those heading off into the wilderness to research the public trails with the National Park Service (NPS) or MD Department of Naural Resources (DNR), since trails are controlled by the NPS or the DNR and they have specific requirements for use. The recommended areas to explore are:

ASSATEAGUE ISLAND BEACH
Assateague is unique in that the island is both in Maryland and Virginia. The Maryland part of the island includes a 12-mile zone for off-roaders and allows up to 145 vehicles at any time.

In order to enter the off-road zone, you will need to obtain a permit. Fortunately, the permit is valid for both the Maryland and Virginia areas of the island. In particular, Assateague is known for its beach off-roading, which provides amazing views and the ability to enjoy sea fishing as well. For more information on the permit and regulations, check out the Assateague Island website.

https://www.nps.gov/asis/planyourvisit/osv.htm

As a side note, the nearby Wallops NASA facility is an active spaceport and, if you time your adventure correctly, you might even get to watch a launch of a resupply mission to the International Space Station.

https://www.nasa.gov/content/where-to-view-a-wallops-launch

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GARRETT STATE FOREST ORV TRAILS
The Garrett State Forest includes two off-road trails. The Piney Mountain off-road trail and the Snaggy Mountain trail. Off-road vehicles are required to register with the DNR and display a registration sticker. Garrett State Forest is made up of 7,000 acres of land located in Western Maryland. This trail system is a recommended destination for the Chesapeake Bronco Club!

https://dnr.maryland.gov/forests/Pages/orv/trails.aspx

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POTOMAC STATE FOREST ORV TRAILS
The Potomac State Forest is conveniently connected to the Garrett State Forest and provides access to four off-road trails. The Laurel Run Road Trail, Wallman Road Trail, and Backbone Mountain and Burkholder Road Trails provide several miles of off-road terrain that you can explore.

https://dnr.maryland.gov/forests/Pages/orv/trails.aspx

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SAVAGE RIVER STATE FOREST
Savage River State Forest provides four trails for off-roaders to explore. including the St. John’s Rock Trail, Meadow Mountain Trail, Margraff Plantation Trail, and Negro Mountain Trail. Savage is by far the largest park facility in Maryland, featuring over 54,000 acres of parkland.

https://dnr.maryland.gov/forests/Pages/savageguide.aspx

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mlcinema
Are there any good light off road trails in or around the Columbia Maryland area that I should go with my new Bronco? I guess I could start now, I have an Outback.

Thank you.
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rcbickle
If you are doing Christmas shopping for yourself or your favorite ADMIN, Wal*Mart has a gift back in stock for any future Bronco owner!
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