Towing a vehicle behind an RV is a popular way to travel, especially for families and groups of friends. It allows you to bring your own vehicle with you, so you can explore your destination at your own pace. However, it’s important to make sure that the vehicle you’re towing is compatible with your RV and that you’re using the correct towing equipment.
One common question is whether or not you can tow a Ford Bronco Sport behind an RV. The short answer is no. The Bronco Sport is an all-wheel drive vehicle, and all four wheels must be off the ground when towing. Flat towing a Bronco Sport (with all four wheels on the ground) can cause serious damage to the transmission, all-wheel or four-wheel drive system, and vehicle.
Why It Isn’t Possible to Tow a Bronco Sport Behind an RV?
To get the answer to your question, first of all, you will need to understand the requirements for towing a car behind an RV. There are some general conditions that must be met in order to flat tow a car safely and without causing damage:
- The car must be a front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive vehicle. All-wheel drive vehicles cannot be flat towed.
- The car must have a transmission disconnect feature. This allows the transmission to be disengaged from the engine while the car is being towed.
- The car must have a steering lockout override. This allows the steering wheel to be unlocked while the car is being towed.
- The car must be equipped with a tow bar and safety chains. The tow bar must be properly attached to both the towing vehicle and the towed vehicle. The safety chains must be connected to both vehicles in a cross-pattern.
Ford Bronco Sports cannot be flat towed because they have a permanently engaged all-wheel drive system. This means that all four wheels are always powered by the engine, even when the vehicle is in park.
When a vehicle is flat towed (with all four wheels on the ground), the transmission is not running and cannot circulate fluid. This can lead to overheating and damage to the transmission components. In the case of the Bronco Sport, this can also damage the all-wheel drive system.
In addition, the Bronco Sport’s All-Wheel-Drive system is designed to work with all four wheels on the ground. When the vehicle is flat towed, the all-wheel drive system is not able to function properly. This can make the vehicle difficult to control.
Even if you were able to disengage the transmission and steering, flat towing a Bronco Sport would still be dangerous because the all-wheel drive system would still be engaged. This could cause the vehicle to lose control and crash.
What Will Happen If You Forcefully Try to Tow a Bronco Sport Behind Your RV?
But what if you decide to throw caution to the wind and tow your FWD Bronco Sport behind the RV anyway? Well, my dear adventurer, this is where things can get messy. Attempting to flat-tow a vehicle not designed for it can lead to significant damage.
- The transmission will not be able to properly lubricate itself. When a vehicle is flat towed, the transmission is not running and cannot circulate fluid. This can lead to overheating and damage to the transmission components.
- The all-wheel or four-wheel drive system will not be able to function properly. When a vehicle is flat towed, the all-wheel or four-wheel drive system is not engaged. This can lead to damage to the system components and can also make the vehicle difficult to control.
- The vehicle can be damaged. When a vehicle is flat towed, it is more susceptible to damage from the road and other obstacles. This can include damage to the tires, suspension, and body panels.
Is There Any Alternative to Carry the Bronco Sport with an RV?
Yes, there are a few alternatives to carrying a Bronco Sport with an RV. One option is to use a car-hauling trailer. This type of trailer has two ramps that you drive the Bronco Sport onto, and then the trailer is attached to the back of your RV. Another option is to use a tow dolly. This type of dolly has two wheels that support the front wheels of the Bronco Sport, and the rear wheels of the Bronco Sport are towed behind the RV.
Car-hauling trailers are the most popular option for towing vehicles behind RVs. They are relatively easy to use and can be rented or purchased. However, car-hauling trailers can be expensive and can take up a lot of space when not in use.
Tow dollies are a less expensive option than car-hauling trailers, but they can be more difficult to use. Tow dollies also require that the towed vehicle have all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive.
If you are planning on towing a vehicle behind your RV, it is important to check the owner’s manual of the vehicle you are towing to make sure it is rated for towing. You should also check the towing capacity of your RV to make sure it can safely tow the vehicle.