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The main things I want it for are a bike rack and the occasional tiny trailer from the rental center. Neither of which needs any software or upgraded drivetrain components. Heck the bike rack doesn't even need any wiring.
If there’s a backup sensor that beeps at ya then you might actually want wiring with the bike rack, typically a plug plugged into the trailer plugin cancels the backup beeps. Unless a constant beeping anytime ya reverse with a back on the rack is no big deal to you. Guess you’d get used to it after awhile right? Course still wouldn’t say that’s worth $600 though.
 

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Unfortunately seems like things are pointing in the wrong direction with just a hitch and plug for $600.

Hopefully those folks that answered the survey all voted "HELL NO" on that $600 package!
 

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3:15 into this pricing video
He doesn’t know. He’s guessing. Trailer sway control is standard on all Broncos. It’s a good guess but that isn’t for sure what’s included.

My guess is that it’s just the 2” receiver and the wiring. Especially since that’s what the survey said.
 

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The main things I want it for are a bike rack and the occasional tiny trailer from the rental center. Neither of which needs any software or upgraded drivetrain components. Heck the bike rack doesn't even need any wiring.
This is off topic but trailer rental places won’t rent to you if you’re towing in a vehicle without a fixed roof i.e. wrangler and bronco. Drives me nuts everytime I need a trailer for a day.
 

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This is off topic but trailer rental places won’t rent to you if you’re towing in a vehicle without a fixed roof i.e. wrangler and bronco. Drives me nuts everytime I need a trailer for a day.
Damn... that sucks.
 

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This is off topic but trailer rental places won’t rent to you if you’re towing in a vehicle without a fixed roof i.e. wrangler and bronco. Drives me nuts everytime I need a trailer for a day.
Just to clarify my personal need. It isn't for the UHaul kinds of trailers but rather the tiny ones provided when renting things like yard equipment. For the latter, my local rental center couldn't care less if I have a fixed roof or not.
 

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So after all this ... looks like I am going to have to buy the Towing simply because I can't get Roof Rails on anything I want. So with at least a hitch, I can put my little carrier on the back and carry some stuff.

Way to bend me over Ford!
 
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Most tow packs come with a higher output alternator. Likely different battery. Haven't seen anything comparing this
 

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Most tow packs come with a higher output alternator. Likely different battery. Haven't seen anything comparing this

Nope... it's pretty established that all you are getting for your money is a Class II hitch, with a 2" receiver and a pre-wired trailer plug.
 

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This is off topic but trailer rental places won’t rent to you if you’re towing in a vehicle without a fixed roof i.e. wrangler and bronco. Drives me nuts everytime I need a trailer for a day.
Incorrect. As long as you have a hard top, places like U-haul will rent to you. It's even mentioned on their website.

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Yep.

I rented a trailer from U-Haul with my wrangler just the other week. He even hitched it up for me.
My apologies for the misinformation. I admittedly never checked any trailer rental websites. I was just relaying what happened to me twice. The first time I had my soft top on and they said no, I asked if I went home and put the hardtop on was that ok...they still said no because the company recognizes the wrangler as a convertible. Second attempt was a couple of years later at a different location. I showed up with my hardtop on and was still denied due to the lack of “a fixed roof” according to them. I’m happy that was just my experience and not the norm!!
 

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I am not sure what to do here. I want a hitch for a swing out bike rack, but that’s probably it. Can’t see spending $600 for that. Will probably just pick up an aftermarket receiver.
 

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