Im not keeping 3 vehicles lol and the trailer is my fathers, he just got it last year...he likes the enclosed trailer for security and storage.What you're towing on the trailer won't change, I assume. So why not change the trailer. Sounds fairly heavy. I'm betting a single axle open trailer should hold 2 quads just fine and drop a lot of weight.
Google says utility quads can get up to 750ish pounds. 1500 pounds of quads leaves a lot of room to fit a "lighter" trailer and some gear.
Or you could just keep the F-150 for towing and add the Bronco to the fleet.
Then buy your own damn trailer and/or tell your dad to buy a vehicle so he can tow his?Im not keeping 3 vehicles lol and the trailer is my fathers, he just got it last year...he likes the enclosed trailer for security and storage.
You’re so helpful, thanks for chiming in. I wasn’t looking for solutions if you read the original post. I had 2 questions, any chance the capacity gets increased and if not how bad is it to tow slightly over weight.Then buy your own damn trailer and/or tell your dad to buy a vehicle so he can tow his?
I don't know man.
I really find it odd when people come searching for solutions and shoot down every one that's offered.
Nobodys asking for high tow capacity from the bronco, just more tow cap than a minivan. Or at least a tow package that ups the tow cap for those that do want it. Raptor is an understandable change(to me). The high output 3.5 can tow 8k in the Raptor, the same engine in the f150 limited tows 11k, so the Raptor tows about 70% what the same engine does in the limited. The bronco tows less than half what the ranger does(which frame is based on and the 2.3 engine is from) and even less than that compared to the f150 with the 2.7. And has no difference for engines or size(the 4 door is 16in longer wheelbase which should be more stable, wrangler has 1500lb difference just for wheelbase 2 dr to 4dr). If the bronco towed 70% what the same engines do in the ranger and f150(or even just ranger) a lot would be more than fine. That’d be about 5600lbs.Everyone complains about towing and you can’t have a vehicle with a high towing capacity and also be good offroad. Soft suspension will not tow large numbers.
Same complaints on the raptor forum.
I hear that....especially when I know the bronco will be more than adequate for what I need. Damn liability bs.I will say this (and it's not anything helpful), but damn I miss the old days. Back when the most anyone thought about was, does the engine have enough power to get me up a hill? It does, GREAT, hook that puppy up.
Ok, that's my thought for the hour... carry on.
Here's a link to this controller at Etrailer: https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Brake-Controller/Redarc/331-EBRH-ACCV2.htmlRedarc tow pro elite for the aftermarket brake controller is the one to get.