Class III Tow Hitch Confirmedish > 3500 LBs

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For those of you who saw the survey thread, 2" receiver is minimum class III (which is probably the range the final production model will be in)

My decision to purchase a Bronco didn't have to much weight regarding a trailer, but it's nice to know I will be able to put a 6x12 back there without pushing it right to its limit.

https://www.bronco6g.com/forum/thre...ewed-in-bronco-reservation-survey-email.4347/

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I saw that too. I've kind of been generally assuming the tow rating would be >3500 lbs, even if by a little bit, just to stick it to Jeep.
 

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My understanding is that just because it's a 2" receiver doesn't mean it's a Class III rated hitch. (My Jeep has a 2" receiver and is only rated to 3,500 lbs.)

Here are the spec's right from Ford:

(I too am keeping my finger's crossed for a higher tow rating, but I don't think the survey is an indication it's coming.)

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2" is more standard these days
 

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Does anyone think it has more than the hitch and brake wires? They’re asking $600.
Here are the prices in USD for other vehicles' tow packages. I used the B&P tool with the cheapest trim for each.
Ranger tow package: wiring and receiver $495
Gladiator tow package: 240A alternator, receiver, heavy-duty cooling, rear camera upgrade $350
Gladiator max tow package: a lot of stuff... $1,295
Wrangler tow package: 240A alternator and heavy-duty battery, receiver, wiring, aux switches $795
 

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I saw that too. I've kind of been generally assuming the tow rating would be >3500 lbs, even if by a little bit, just to stick it to Jeep.
There has been some great discussion about this in other threads, and a poll to make your wants/needs heard as well if you'd like.
 

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Here are the prices in USD for other vehicles' tow packages. I used the B&P tool with the cheapest trim for each.
Ranger tow package: wiring and receiver $495
Gladiator tow package: 240A alternator, receiver, heavy-duty cooling, rear camera upgrade $350
Gladiator max tow package: a lot of stuff... $1,295
Wrangler tow package: 240A alternator and heavy-duty battery, receiver, wiring, aux switches $795
$600 is goofy expensive for a ClassII and 4/7 pin. I'm still hoping for a "real" tow package that Ford hasn't disclosed yet, some of it included in the $600 price they floated in the survey. Things I would expect for $600 like upgraded alternator, upgraded cooling.

There's a lack of basic data for instance what is the amperage of the stock alternators? What similarities does the Bronco 2.3l have to the Ranger that could increase tow capacity? Same with the Bronco 2.7l.

I still have hope Ford will realize (if they haven't done so already) what a great tow platform the Bronco can be both onroad and offroad.
 

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Could also be like the F150 offering, their standard tow package which would be closest comparison (not max tow) includes wiring, receiver, radiator upgrade on the 2 EB engines, high-powered cooling fans, smart trailer tow connector. So essentially its wiring & cooling upgrades.

Can't really compare to Gladiator as that's wider axles, 4.10 gears, different flares on top of standard towing times.
 

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I paid $300 including Labor (at Pep-Boys) for a Curtis Class III Hitch including Wiring on my 16 Pilot. $600 seems to be on the Higher end. I can get it done later, instead of Factory.
 

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