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Damn, this is a kick to the nuts



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And yet they are going to offer an optional 2” hitch and 7pin connector. We all know class 3 hitch has higher rating.
 

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I don't have a reservation (waiting to actually see a Bronco in person and more detais) but if you do and if this tow rating is a deal breaker and you cancel your reservation, is there a place on the reservation to state why you're canceling it? If so, please state that the towing rate was a factor in your cancellation.
 

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What is with people asking questions like this? How about asking of they are considering a higher rated tow package? Or if there is a possibility of later models having higher TC? We keep asking them questions that are easy for them to answer with generic replies giving us little useful information.

Even in that answer he doesn't say whether or not there can or will be a higher TC available, just that the tow package already speced at 3500lbs has a limit of 3500lbs.
 

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Class 2 is usually a 1.25 inch hitch. I'd rather have a 2 inch class 3. The tow rating of the vehicle and the capabilities of the hitch itself don't have to align. You're still limited by the capabilities of the vehicle. For example:

My Outback has a max tow rating of 2500lbs and 250lb tongue weight.
In order to get a 2 inch hitch I had to put on a class 3 which can support a 400lb tongue rating and 4000 lbs.

My max tow rating is still 2500lbs and a 250lb tongue weight.

I don't see why anyone is complaining. The tow rating on the Bronco matches the Wrangler which is its competitor. If you wanted to tow more get a different vehicle with a suspension designed to pull more weight.
 

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Class 2 is usually a 1.25 inch hitch. I'd rather have a 2 inch class 3. The tow rating of the vehicle and the capabilities of the hitch itself don't have to align. You're still limited by the capabilities of the vehicle. For example:

My Outback has a max tow rating of 2500lbs and 250lb tongue weight.
In order to get a 2 inch hitch I had to put on a class 3 which can support a 400lb tongue rating and 4000 lbs.

My max tow rating is still 2500lbs and a 250lb tongue weight.

I don't see why anyone is complaining. The tow rating on the Bronco matches the Wrangler which is its competitor. If you wanted to tow more get a different vehicle with a suspension designed to pull more weight.
So I guess we should keep the wife’s grand cherokee which has been fully capable of being on every trail the Broncos will hit. I have a wrangler I can take the doors and top off of. Was trying to go from 3 offroad vehicles down to 2. But both need to be able to tow our offroad camper. May have to turn my attention to the gladiator now.
 

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I agree this all doesn't add up. If it's limited to 3500lbs why not a Class 2 and 4-pin connector?
2x2 is standard for all light trucks, regardless of tow capacity for class 2, 3, and 4. Ensures compatibility with standard accessories and drop hitches. Drop hitch would not be strong enough using 1.25". They have also standardized the connector.
 

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And if we would be? 90% of my trips run the gauntlet. Obviously not a problem with my current f150 3.5EB as it doesn't skip a bit but the wife's grand Cherokee 3.6 (tow rating of 6200lbs and what would be replaced by the 4dr Bronco Badlands) struggles towing the 3400lb low center of gravity offload camper.

Here is the scenario Im heavily considering at the moment, but it's going to come down to if Ford increases that 3500lbs tow rating, even to 5k would be ok, because I want both vehicles to be able to tow the camper so we're not always leaving the Bronco behind:
Step 1 - replace my loaded '17 f150 with a loaded '21 Gladiator Rubicon and the 3.0 ecodiesel
Step 2 - replace the wife's '18 GC Trailhawk w/ the 4dr Badlands Sasquatch 2.7
I do not think you would have any problems towing 3400 pounds with either engine in the Bronco.

The pentastar 3.6 is ok at best and is pretty bad when towing a load even on flat ground.

Here it is towing 7000 pounds up the ike

The 2.3 and the 2.7 from ford have both gone up the ike with significantly higher loads than the bronco is rated for and did very well.

Ranger with the 2.3 towing 5000 pounds

Ford f150 with the 2.7 towing 7200 pounds
 

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could be something to do with the soft top as well, since iirc uhaul still doesnt let you rent anything if you have a soft top.
 

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2x2 is standard for all light trucks, regardless of tow capacity for class 2, 3, and 4. Ensures compatibility with standard accessories and drop hitches. Drop hitch would not be strong enough using 1.25". They have also standardized the connector.
That makes sense thanks for the info
 

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Class 2 is usually a 1.25 inch hitch. I'd rather have a 2 inch class 3. The tow rating of the vehicle and the capabilities of the hitch itself don't have to align. You're still limited by the capabilities of the vehicle. For example:

My Outback has a max tow rating of 2500lbs and 250lb tongue weight.
In order to get a 2 inch hitch I had to put on a class 3 which can support a 400lb tongue rating and 4000 lbs.

My max tow rating is still 2500lbs and a 250lb tongue weight.

I don't see why anyone is complaining. The tow rating on the Bronco matches the Wrangler which is its competitor. If you wanted to tow more get a different vehicle with a suspension designed to pull more weight.
Don’t worry some of us are.
It’s just disappointing a vehicles with so many difference variations In trims, suspension and engine choices has a standard 3500 lb tow rating all across the board.

Kind of stupid if you ask me.
 

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