Could I tow this?

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I hope I’m not misunderstanding But the defender is Air suspension.

And that’s usually the diff in tow ratings. Same reason an F250 and F350 can have vastly different tow rating with same engine and tranny.
Defender and Defender X Dynamic get coils, First Edition and Defender X (non dynamic) get air





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Maybe on flat land. Here in Colorado I wouldn’t. I grew up on a farm towing since 12. Towed a trailer all over Colorado almost everyday for work for 6 years. 2000 max.
Agreed, up the mountains will put a strain on it. Plus you're not leaving yourself much room for gear.
 

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only in the states. coil everywhere else.
base 90 gets coils
Gotcha now. Thought I was going crazy(er). This was an option for me (for about a minute) until I started reading the troubles they are having with it. I really wanted to love that car.
 

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Check out Casita trailers. They have a few that should hit the mark and with a average dry weight of 500lbs less.
 

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Gotcha now. Thought I was going crazy(er). This was an option for me (for about a minute) until I started reading the troubles they are having with it. I really wanted to love that car.
yeah. LR disappointed many of us when they dropped the Utility portion, BOF (and the manual transmission)
 

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Best word of advice. Find a good trucking scale setup near you and give them a call.

Go across the scale to get a total weight. The scale I used had different plates.

I parked my truck on one plate with the tongue on the same plate but trailer wheels on the second plate.

Pulled my truck off the scale plate. This gave us the tongue weight and the second plate gave us the trailer axle weight. I deducted the tongue weight from vehicle payload.

Pull truck back on the scale and now setup the weight distribution hitch setup.

Best $40 I spent and never had a sway issue or truck sag issue. Pulled great and straight.
 

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With what we know now could I tow this? I’m trying to find a travel trailer that my wife and I could use with a Bronco. She wants to go with me and she has settled on this lightweight trailer. I’m no expert so I’m asking the smarter people in the room
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Have you looked at the rapid trailers? They're pretty cool with the Murphy bed.
 

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As long as its loaded weight is below 3500 lbs. Could be pushing it with that depending on what all you want to carry.
I agree with everyone's comments. I was quick and to the point that yes, the Bronco could pull that. I should have added that if it were me, I wouldn't. Too risky and I would hate worrying about the weight of every chair, pots/pans, grill, etc. that I loaded.

I would look for something in the 2000 lb range if you need something roomy. I'm going to be pulling a teardrop with mine.
 

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I think you will be fine as long as you are talking 4 door. That is a pretty light trailer. The 2 door could tow it but would be hairy. As other have said I would get a better hitch and if you are getting the auto look at a bigger trans cooler. Tow it around local and if it feels big behind you then look into the various hitch aids or a firestone airbag kit. You could always rent a uhaul and test it just like the TFL guys do before you buy something. Throw some weight in it and run about, find some hills and see how it feels.
The Bronco seems capable of much more than the 3500lb rating. The only real concern, and I know how rules can make folks nervous, is that if you are hauling much over weight and you mess up, insurance isnt going to help you. And if your really mess up, like hurt someone else you are on the hook. If you are hauling over weight there is never a reason to go the speed limit or go as fast as turn signs suggest. Keep alot of distance and keep your eyes open. In trucking school they teach you to check both your mirrors 3 times through every intersection. Have a real awareness of the size and placement of your entire vehicle. And you should be fine.
 

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Could you? Yes. Should you? I personally would never. With gear, water, etc. Sure, there's probably a margin of safety with ratings, but I'd look for something around 2500# Max and that's pushing it (we need to think about towing performance as well). 2000# seems more reasonable. Of course it's hard to say without testing one out. I have a Tacoma "rated" to tow 6500#. It's a bit of a dog towing our 3900# dry loaded TT. Tows it fine, but up continuous long distance hills, I monitor the fluid transmission temps and it is far from ideal.
 

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I have been trying to target a 2500-2600 lb dry trailer to leave about 900 extra for stuff. it adds up real quick.
 

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