What Will You Buy That Tows More Than 3500, Instead?

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There's no "instead". The Bronco will be my main driver for almost everything. My only trailer at the moment is only rated for 3500lb anyway. But in the event I ever want to tow more, I'm keeping my 04 F150 around.

If you only need to tow heavy once in a while it makes better financial sense to rent.





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Camper, cargo trailer, maybe my boat for short distances. Primarily wanting tow capacity for the loader cargo trailer, a tall 7 x 14 weighing 4440 loaded.

Not a huge deal; I'll buy something else. Ford won't miss me in the least. Just surprised by the 3500, and curious about others in a similar situation.
I am just going to tow a 4400 lb boat and braked trailer with a vehicle that has a 3500 lb capacity like I already do.

Also look at the 4Runner a used FJ and if you have money and don’t mind reliability issues a Defender. And
 

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I’d be lying if I told you guys I’m not considering a Jeep Gladiator Sport S with the Max Tow Package....4.10 gearing, Dana 44 Wide Axles, and Heavy Duty Engine Cooling. I drove one on Friday and loved it. They look so damn aggressive in person.

Towing capacity - 7,650 lbs
Payload - 1700 lbs

I would only need to tow like 4500 or so though. I was previously thinking Ram Rebel as a backup plan but if these crazy Gladiator deals are still around in the spring, then I may go that route for about $36k ($39k for a Willys).

The Bronco still has the #1 spot for me though...for now.
 

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....for many people this is about towing their boat or travel trailer to the places that they specifically bought their Bronco to go.
I agree. I don't understand why so many people can't grasp this simple reason. I don't want to have to buy and insure 2 vehicles.
It drives me crazy when people say things like, "it's an off-road vehicle, you want to tow buy a truck". Those same people are going to use their "off-road" vehicle to go to work, get groceries, etc. Shouldn't they buy a car for that?
 

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I’d be lying if I told you guys I’m not considering a Jeep Gladiator Sport S with the Max Tow Package....4.10 gearing, Dana 44 Wide Axles, and Heavy Duty Engine Cooling. I drove one on Friday and loved it. They look so damn aggressive in person.

Towing capacity - 7,650 lbs
Payload - 1700 lbs

I would only need to tow like 4500 or so though. I was previously thinking Ram Rebel as a backup plan but if these crazy Gladiator deals are still around in the spring, then I may go that route for about $36k ($39k for a Willys).

The Bronco still has the #1 spot for me though...for now.
I am in the same boat with the Bronco in the same current position. The Gladiator is actually the more practical choice, but the Bronco has the lead in my heart. Ford keeps testing that though...
 

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This is a very serious problem. This is why I won't be trading in my 2012 suburban. It will go out to pasture awaiting the call for a heavy tow. The Bronco is a freakin awesome truck, but it is purpose-built for having fun off-road. It's not going to be the single-vehicle that does it all for you and your family.

If you are looking at buying a Bronco, but need some serious tow capacity, you might want to buy a cheaper Bronco to save $$$ for a dedicated work truck or tow machine. You can build the Bronco up as time and $$$ permit.
 

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I've been wanting a fun SUV with a tow rating of 5K or better. Was hoping (and expecting) the Bronco to provide this. Back to the drawing board.

Considering the V6 (ugh) Jeep truck or the '21 Durango SRT. Part of me feels like the Jeep/Bronco climate will be much better for the consumer in a few years . . .
I’ll sell you my ram 1500 that I’m probably gonna get hosed on when I trade it for my bronco hahahah
 

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Currently running a 2014 RAM 1500 hemi. Strong as an ox, but I never tow anymore. The Bronco will be fine for my light duty kayak trailer. Anything heavier, I’ll use the 4 runner.
 

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This is a very serious problem. This is why I won't be trading in my 2012 suburban. It will go out to pasture awaiting the call for a heavy tow. The Bronco is a freakin awesome truck, but it is purpose-built for having fun off-road. It's not going to be the single-vehicle that does it all for you and your family.

If you are looking at buying a Bronco, but need some serious tow capacity, you might want to buy a cheaper Bronco to save $$$ for a dedicated work truck or tow machine. You can build the Bronco up as time and $$$ permit.
See the posts above yours for multiple explanations that people do NOT "need some serious tow capacity".
 

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