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The 2021 Bronco Tow Package | Do-It-Yourself

The 2021 Bronco Tow Package | Do-It-Yourself


In the off-roading community, many like to run “built, not bought.” Let’s apply the idea here to help you get your Bronco faster.

The Factory Tow Package

It’s no news to enthusiasts that Ford has been limited on some commodities, including towing. Whether you avidly pull trailers and need the package, or simply view the add-on as nice to have, it may make sense for you to remove towing capability from your order and attach the components later to speed delivery.

What would it look like to do that? Let’s start by going over what’s included in the 2021 Bronco factory tow package, a $595 option available on most trims:

  • Trailer hitch assembly
  • 4-pin/7-pin wiring harness prewire
  • 2” receiver
  • DOES NOT include a trailer brake controller

Aftermarket Add-On

There’s a pride in modifying your vehicle to suit your needs, and there’s pride in having a Bronco in your driveway. If the trailer tow option is preventing that from happening, there’s a fix: Add Ford-authorized towing components on yourself.

Let’s go over part numbers and cost.

If you have the time and tools, it’s possible to add on the tow package yourself, of the same quality and for a comparable price.

DIY Bronco Build Life

Speaking broadly, the community is buying the all-new Bronco because it’s exciting. It looks good, performs well, and can take us nearly anywhere we want to go so we can do the things we love doing. Get a taste of customizing this capable vehicle by adding on parts yourself: It could get you your order faster and may whet your appetite for completing modifications that’ll have you getting the most out of your Bronco.

Share your thoughts on adding a tow package after delivery in the forums.



  1. Does the four pin after market harness support 7 pin adaptors? I wasn’t able to order the option and now need 7 pin and can’t see that covered after market in this article.

  2. “Pride ” in modifying your vehicle is the number one cause of vehicle failure. If you have a builtnotbought attitude go get a piece of crap Jeep or something that is already worthless. This is why you see blokes driving down the road with their bumper dragging the ground because they have pride in modifying their vehicle instead of paying a tiny amount of money upfront and having an actual tow package (designed to actually handle the load) built into the vehicle with a warranty. Then you will have money to buy more lick and stick “mods” so you can prove everybody that you modify your vehicle because you’re smarter than the engineers😉

  3. WoW Wade A Busha – to quote Luke Skywalker – “Amazing. Every word of what you just said was wrong.” #1 cause of vehicle failure is tire blow out. I don’t see people DIYing tires, do you? Built Not Bought extends to more than just some POS, in fact SEMA states that 82% of the vehicles on the road have some sort of aftermarket product. I guess in your mind 82% of the vehicles are are already worthless then. You see blokes driving down the road with their bumper dragging the ground because they overloaded their bumpers maximum weight, not because they installed them.

    And for the record, the engineers do not get to do vehicles the way they want to. Marketing tells them what they want designed and engineers design it.


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