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Old 10-07-2008, 01:34 PM   #15
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Bogie,
Sounds like you have a nice Bronco and would like to keep it. I would check out the Propride hitch or the Hensley Arrow. I am towing a much shorter trailer (22') with short wheel base of 109" and things feel pretty stable - using the Hensley Hitch. Being an airforums member I believe you can get a discount on the Propride Hitch. As others have said check the trailer tongue weights.
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Old 10-07-2008, 04:20 PM   #16
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Way back in the day, I had a 1980 Full-size Bronco. I used to tow a pop up camper with it, and had lots of problems with the trailer. Even with such a lightweight trailer, that short wheelbase just won't work properly.

I loved the Bronco for off-roading and driving around, but just can't tow with it.

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Old 10-07-2008, 05:19 PM   #17
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Yep..like others have said...you need a TOW vehicle.

A loooooonger one for sure.
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:40 PM   #18
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Dry weight you have stated is a bit high. have you scaled it? Your biggest head acke will be wheel base. Everything else is fine/plenty
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:19 AM   #19
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In the early 80's I did quite a but of towing with a Dodge Ram Charger....simular vehicle in that it was short wheel base, and had a 360 engine. I never had any sway problems, however I was towing a 24' Argosy with a Reese Dual Cam hitch.

Don't think I'd want to tow a 31 footer with that short of a tow vehicle, but it might work with something like a Hensley hitch.
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:56 AM   #20
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I say no as well...

I have to chime in against the Bronco as well. It's my favorite SUV, but I wouldn't tow anything heavier than a tent trailer with it through the mountains.

I think you can do it safely, but you'll be constantly on edge. Trailer brakes are a must, and get used to working them manually. I would sometimes have have to hit the trailer brakes and stomp on the gas to get it to straighten up when slowing down. I'm just talking about a 16ft flatbed loaded with building materials, etc., not a large camping trailer.

I've seen more than a few short wheelbase rigs (Blazers.. Broncos.. etc.) pass me with a travel trailer speeding up a mountain pass, and they're in the ditch on the downside because the trailer either wagged the dog or they got hit by a cross wind.

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