RV Owners Rejoice: The 2021 Ford Bronco Can Be Flat Towed

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This should help put a dent in the Jeep Wrangler's sales.

It's been a few weeks since the 2021 Ford Bronco broke cover, but we're still learning new information about the rugged off-roader. With a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds with the Class II Trailer Tow Package, the new Ford Bronco is an extremely capable SUV. But what if you're planning on taking your RV for an extended road trip and want to bring your Bronco along for the adventure? Well, we have some good news for you.

Rejoice RV owners, because Ford's head of communications, Mike Levine, has confirmed the Ford Bronco can be flat towed. "Yes. Bronco has been engineered to be flat-towed," he said in response to a user on Twitter.

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In other words, owners will be able to hook up their 2021 Ford Bronco to an RV and tow it on all four wheels without having to use a trailer, just like the Jeep Wrangler.

To flat tow the Jeep Wrangler, the off-roader's transfer case and automatic transmission must be shifted into neutral, while the manual version needs to be shifted into second or third gear. Ford hasn't provided any further details, but we expect the Bronco will require a similar setup to be flat towed. The Jeep Wrangler is a popular choice for RV owners who want to flat-tow their SUV, so this should help Ford put a dent in Jeep's sales.

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Levine also shared some disappointing news for early adopters who have reserved the 2021 Ford Bronco First Edition. Combining the Bronco's most desirable components, the limited Bronco First Edition sold out just hours after it was revealed, prompting Ford to increase the production run from 3,500 units up to 7,000.

It's not all good news though, as Levine has confirmed on Twitter that the Bronco First Edition will only be available with a Navy Pier blue and grey two-tone interior. Limiting the choice of interior colors to one option is a surprising decision considering the First Edition costs over $60,000. Ford might offer more interior options for the First Edition in the future, however, as Levine said "we're listening" when enthusiasts expressed their disappointment on Twitter.

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