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I noticed a lot more Hybrids in the wild now finally. But most of the ones I have seen don't have hitches. When asking why, I mostly get, "well, it's not like you can do much with it."

Well, I do much, my hitch came from the factory on my 2022 XL Hybrid. I have a moonroof, and center console plug πŸ”Œ as well. I installed the remote start system at the dealer so I can remote start it with the key fobs.

I have been wilding out as much off road as I can do in my Hybrid, I know the limits now. But to go further I return in the Tremor, then do Tremor things. I have driven and hauled in the snow ❄, towed our tent trailer loaded down with the whole family [minus the dogs didn't have the softopper yet], I go to the dump, I tow a uhaul trailer loaded up to the dump, I have brought home 1000's of pounds of tile, I have road tripped, my Wife has road tripped in our XL Hybrid. We love our Mavericks.

I would say after 34000 miles in ten months the Hybrid does MUCH.

I attached some photos of MUCH.

I hope these help give a well rounded view of what you can do. Have fun booyah πŸ‘ŠπŸ½πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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I have a hitch. Don't know if I'll ever really tow or not but the price from the factory was too good to pass up on something that someday might be nice. I have used my Maverick to help someone move so I guess thats a truck thing.

Can I ask what the weight of your popup is and what kind of tires are you running with? That looks like a heavy, wet snow. How much have you been able to drive through? Just asking as I'm sure I will be unimpressed with the stock tires in another three months and I'm scoping out options.
 
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Well, I glad you have your Maverick. And yes the 100 bucks for the hitch, brilliant. I bought BFGoodrich Trail terrain 235/65R 17 at 500 miles in. The stock tires are quite a bit lacking. I have roughly 65% life left on my BFG Trail terrain's tread after 34000 miles by the tread depth measurement.

The snow ❄, well there is two answers.

Without cables, we have driven in multiple snow storms with constant movement. I believe the snow on the ground was zero to five inches. But with cables multiple storms with six inches to a foot of snow on the ground. And yes I would saw pretty wet snow.

Very confident, with the Maverick Hybrid. Use you modes and turn off traction control.
 
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I have a hitch. Don't know if I'll ever really tow or not but the price from the factory was too good to pass up on something that someday might be nice. I have used my Maverick to help someone move so I guess thats a truck thing.

Can I ask what the weight of your popup is and what kind of tires are you running with? That looks like a heavy, wet snow. How much have you been able to drive through? Just asking as I'm sure I will be unimpressed with the stock tires in another three months and I'm scoping out options.
Tent trailer is on the heavier side 1285 pounds on a cat scale βš–. I have been a bit 😬 north of 1500 pounds in the bed and truck. And we had no problems. 750 mile trip loaded down 27.6 MPG. Same run with the tent trailer loaded close to 1400 payload and towing the tent trailer 26.4 MPG

No complaints.

Booyah πŸ‘ŠπŸ½ 😁 πŸ‘πŸ½ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
 

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I deleted the hitch off my order to get it scheduled, it was literally the ONLY add-on, and I'd only put it there in the first place because it was so cheap, and then it became a constraint item (of course). Honestly, I'm past the point in my life when I see myself hauling anything that won't fit in the bed. Don't miss it, didn't need it.
 

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I deleted the hitch off my order to get it scheduled, it was literally the ONLY add-on, and I'd only put it there in the first place because it was so cheap, and then it became a constraint item (of course). Honestly, I'm past the point in my life when I see myself hauling anything that won't fit in the bed. Don't miss it, didn't need it.
I think you're better off w/o the hitch if you ever get rear ended. Less chance of being totalled and chance of fewer injuries from more energy transfered directly to vehicle structure.
 

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TheV8man,
I only have 600 miles and waiting for the 1000 to tow. I have an Aliner hard side popup that was supposed to weigh 1430 lbs by sales brochure and title, but it actually weighed 2,000 EMPTY (you can't trust anyone). Do you think I will have any problems? Looking at getting a remote brake controller like Tekonsha or Autowbrake.
After you off roaded yours, did you notice any damage to the underside panels? In New England with have a lot of rock and tree limbs. I am worried about the hybrid setup on the passenger side along with ripping up those cheap covers.
Did you use the cables only on the drive wheels or all?
Thanks. Keep having fun!
 

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I just got the hitch for my bike rack!
 

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I just got the hitch for my bike rack!
That's the main reason I wanted one. But I removed it from the order because at the time, the XL trim, Hybrid, and Hitch Receiver were all constraints. Shortly after removing it from the order, my truck was scheduled for production.

IIRC, the factory hitch receiver can be ordered and installed later, but would be pricey.
 

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I noticed a lot more Hybrids in the wild now finally. But most of the ones I have seen don't have hitches. When asking why, I mostly get, "well, it's not like you can do much with it."

Well, I do much, my hitch came from the factory on my 2022 XL Hybrid. I have a moonroof, and center console plug πŸ”Œ as well. I installed the remote start system at the dealer so I can remote start it with the key fobs.

I have been wilding out as much off road as I can do in my Hybrid, I know the limits now. But to go further I return in the Tremor, then do Tremor things. I have driven and hauled in the snow ❄, towed our tent trailer loaded down with the whole family [minus the dogs didn't have the softopper yet], I go to the dump, I tow a uhaul trailer loaded up to the dump, I have brought home 1000's of pounds of tile, I have road tripped, my Wife has road tripped in our XL Hybrid. We love our Mavericks.

I would say after 34000 miles in ten months the Hybrid does MUCH.

I attached some photos of MUCH.

I hope these help give a well rounded view of what you can do. Have fun booyah πŸ‘ŠπŸ½πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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Not necessarily truck things, but having a bunch of fun. Keep it up and Happy Motoring.
 
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Looks fun! What tonneau and trailer do you use? Hitch was constraint at ordering but uhaul quoted about 500 for everything.
 

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You just love to see it. Happy guy, happy with his truck.

Thanks for sharing!

I have enjoyed the capability x efficiency of this little truck. Making memories along the way with the people that I love.

Cheers,
 

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Hauling lumber home for the addition. Does just fine with plywood, and lumber as long as 12 foot.
 

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Love Joshua Tree! Hope to head out again soon once the weather cools down a bit.
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