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Edit: This is meant as an example for people, like me, who have never towed anything before.

This trailer by itself is the max a non-tow package Mav can safely pull.

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That trailer is made for hauling a vehicle. As soon as you roll a vehicle up on it, you'll likely be exceeding weight towing capacity on a Maverick.
 
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Sorry. I edited the post to provide clarity.

This is meant as a pictoral tow capacity example for towing noobs like me.
 
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That trailer is made for hauling a vehicle. As soon as you roll a vehicle up on it, you'll likely be exceeding weight towing capacity on a Maverick.
I edited for clarity, but your statement is exactly the point. A non-4k-towing Mav should only tow this trailer if empty, and a 4k Mav would probably be hard pressed to tow anything except a Smart Car on this trailer.
 

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Edit: This is meant as an example for people, like me, who have never towed anything before.

This trailer by itself is the max a non-tow package Mav can safely pull.
Something you may not have noticed, and would be fairly rare on a typical 2000# trailer, is the example you posted has a self-contained (surge) brake system, so it does not need the electric brake controller as supplied on the 4K tow package. A 2000# trailer weight, behind a 3700# vehicle, adds 50% more weight for the vehicle brakes to handle.

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Thank you for posting this. I know a lot of people need to see size examples of what can and cannot be towed by the Mav. I saw dual axel and knew instantly that it's WAY to big.
 

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2000lbs is plenty for a lot of trailers and probably a lot of the usage most people looking at Mavs want/need. Here's an example of some uhaul trailers the 2000lbs rated Mavs can tow:

https://www.uhaul.com/Trailers/5x8-Cargo-Trailer-Rental/AV/

900lbs empty so you could load up to 1100lbs in it legally.

https://www.uhaul.com/Trailers/Motorcycle-Trailer-Rental/MT/

800lbs empty so you could put up to a 1200lb motorcycle in it legally

https://www.uhaul.com/Trailers/4x7-Utility-Trailer-Rental/FS/

630lbs empty so you could load it up with 1,370lbs of stuff
 

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I think a better example would be a 5x8 enclosed trailer. Those weigh about 700-900lbs empty with a GVWR around 2000-3000lbs depending on the axle.

That leaves about 1,100 to 1,300lbs of trailer payload. If we round down to the 80% rule (do not exceed 80% of the vehicle's tow capacity), that leaves 700-900lbs of trailer payload, which is still plenty for most household goods that'll fit inside.

For a frame of reference, an ATV like a Yamaha Raptor 700 would fit fine, both dimensionally and by weight. Books are common household goods, but books are almost 100% material density, whereas a mattress or couch is more than 50% air inside.

If you stuff the trailer full of books, you'll be guaranteed to be over the trailer's GVWR. But if you stuff your living room furniture in the trailer, you'll likely be okay as long as your furniture isn't solid oak, MDF, or something else unusually heavy.

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I ordered a hybrid, and only added the hitch because it seemed really cheap at $100....
I don't plan on towing anything, but it will be nice to have the option to rent a lightweight, small cargo trailer if needed. I'm amazed at how little a 2000 lb towing limit actually is!
 

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Is the non-tow package 2.0 eco AWD also max tow rated 2000 lb?
I know tongue weight also calculate into max payload and must be 10% of trailer weight.
What would be the heaviest tear drop or square drop trailer I can haul?
 

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Is the non-tow package 2.0 eco AWD also max tow rated 2000 lb?
Yes, tow rating should be the same for all Maverick's that don't have the 4K tow package.

Most common thing we've towed with our Ram 1500 is a little motorcycle trailer. The Uhaul motorcycle trailer is 800lbs, so that leaves you with 1200lbs capacity, yet a motorcycle only weighs about 500lbs.

If doing a Home Depot or garden center haul where the bed just isn't enough, renting their 4x7 utility trailer you're looking at 630lbs for the trailer leaving you 1300lbs or so to load up.

There are also lightweight popup travel trailers like this example at 1,635lbs means you can still load it with 365lbs of gear and still be in your safety margin.
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I think a better example would be a 5x8 enclosed trailer. Those weigh about 700-900lbs empty with a GVWR around 2000-3000lbs depending on the axle.

That leaves about 1,100 to 1,300lbs of trailer payload. If we round down to the 80% rule (do not exceed 80% of the vehicle's tow capacity), that leaves 700-900lbs of trailer payload, which is still plenty for most household goods that'll fit inside.

For a frame of reference, an ATV like a Yamaha Raptor 700 would fit fine, both dimensionally and by weight. Books are common household goods, but books are almost 100% material density, whereas a mattress or couch is more than 50% air inside.

If you stuff the trailer full of books, you'll be guaranteed to be over the trailer's GVWR. But if you stuff your living room furniture in the trailer, you'll likely be okay as long as your furniture isn't solid oak, MDF, or something else unusually heavy.

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A 5x8 enclosed trailer will exceed the front area limit of the capacity. You are limited to 20 sq ft.
 

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I don't completely agree with the 80% rule since its arbitrary. If you have the right trailer with appropriate brakes and loaded correctly I don't see anything wrong with towing at the limit.
If Ford wanted you to only tow at 80% they would set tow limit there.
 
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