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A lot of wishful thinking in here. 3500 tow rating is what you should expect. That's the same as the Wrangler. It can't tow as much as a Ranger....The suspension is softer.
Closer to base 4 door with adj shocks, and no "monster" tires should tow more than an Escape. Should at least be able to tow it's own curb weight, IMO, and I think that would be plenty safe. Limit speed to 70-75 when towing if they have to





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i thought towing was rated at 5000lbs? My Volvo XC60 does 5000lbs (actually just over). Something seems off with a 3500lbs rating.

my wife and i are looking to get a small trailer in the next few years to travel across Canada and may dip into the states too. 3500lbs TC just seems like they don't expect the Bronco to be this strong all terrain 4x4.
 

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Can someone give me a towing education? I’ve never towed before.
I have my heart set on a new bronco. My wife has her heart set on a pop up tent trailer. I’m hoping to make both happen. Most pop ups seem to be between 2k-3k lbs dry weight. I just have no clue how close I can/should get to max tow capacity. Does the bronco seem reasonable for a pop up camper? Will the Sasquatch package hinder the towing capacity? Is there a chance the specs will be higher than 3,500 tow capacity, or is that gonna stick?
 

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Should pair perfect with my 2500 pound Boston Whaler.

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Can someone give me a towing education? I’ve never towed before.
I have my heart set on a new bronco. My wife has her heart set on a pop up tent trailer. I’m hoping to make both happen. Most pop ups seem to be between 2k-3k lbs dry weight. I just have no clue how close I can/should get to max tow capacity. Does the bronco seem reasonable for a pop up camper? Will the Sasquatch package hinder the towing capacity? Is there a chance the specs will be higher than 3,500 tow capacity, or is that gonna stick?
Ford confirmed today, max tow is 3500lbs. My camper weighs 2300lbs dry, by the time you add in our gear, 40lbs fresh water, food, propane, and any after market goodies I installed, Im sitting at 3395lbs. Looks like I’ll be more conservative as to what I leave packed in the camper.

now I wonder though, does the dry weight include my 33” MT tires plus full spare that were installed from the factory?
 

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Can someone give me a towing education? I’ve never towed before.
I have my heart set on a new bronco. My wife has her heart set on a pop up tent trailer. I’m hoping to make both happen. Most pop ups seem to be between 2k-3k lbs dry weight. I just have no clue how close I can/should get to max tow capacity. Does the bronco seem reasonable for a pop up camper? Will the Sasquatch package hinder the towing capacity? Is there a chance the specs will be higher than 3,500 tow capacity, or is that gonna stick?
It's not just tow rating that matters. How you drive and especially highway speeds plays a lot in it.
If you plan on towing @ 75, you need to stick much closer to the vest. Trailer length, side draft (wind) and stiffness also play huge into it.

My homemade deckover (16', 10K) uses 12", 1/4 wall C-channel for main "stringers" and it is so stiff, you can tow heavy @ rediculous speeds (I tow @ 68 MPH typically, but mainly for economy, as above 70 my Cummins starts an extra injection event). My 26 foot alum trailer, rated for 14K, still flexes a decent amount, and is not quite as happy at higher speeds.

The 4 door will also tow better, all else equal. Just the fact it weighs more and the extra wheelbase will help a lot. But in answer to your question. If Ford rates it for 3500, you can tow right at that limit doing almost anything, as the manufacturers usually rate fairly conservatively, as they know many will go over.
 

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A dingy based on that tow rating... because it can’t tow my 22’ Cobalt.
 

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2017 Nitro Z18 ,single console ,tandem trailer ‘ surge breaks. Nitro says package weight 3200lbs . I’m hoping after market hitch will become available. I plan on ordering Base with Sasquatch pkg I have a base reserved. Would like to use it to tow my boat a lot . I tow now with 2016F150 2.7 and it does excellent. Not a deal breaker just hoping .
 

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I am in the process of building an overlanding trailer. I am setting it up to haul 3, 4 kayaks, 1 SUP, RTT, storages utility boxes and an enduro.
 

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We will be getting a new 5x8, semi-custom teardrop trailer. Chassis will be built to spec in Edmonton, AB by Treadhead Garage (an overland / 4x4 shop) and the habitat by Northern Teardrop in Salmo, BC. From there I will be doing my own custom galley.

Here are few pictures of a similar concept by those two companies. Mine will have some additional changes to my spec.

My Specs:
- underfloor storage
- 35" tires with bolt pattern to match Bronco w/ Timbren suspension
- custom flares with steps
- slightly longer tongue at the front for box
- removable rear leveling jacks


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