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Trailer questions

PostPosted: June 1st, 2015, 12:41 am
by David TJ Blue SPIRAL2
My wife has a 04 liberty 3.7 auto v6 would I be able to tow my tj with 35's on a trailer with it? If yes, what is the smallest.trailer I would be able to use and about what should I expect to pay? Thanks.

Re: Trailer questions

PostPosted: June 6th, 2015, 7:54 am
by sandfox
if you did tow it i wouldn't tow it far, you would want to get trailer brakes, cause it would push the libby for sure

Re: Trailer questions

PostPosted: June 6th, 2015, 9:04 am
by Zuk
Drop a line to Matt Mulcahey. He can tell you a lot about the capabilities of the Libby.

Re: Trailer questions

PostPosted: June 8th, 2015, 3:29 pm
by Mediocre
I believe the Liberty is rated at 5,000# with the factory towing kit which includes an auxillary transmission cooler or 3,500# without, I think 5k is a generous rating regardless with the 3.7 v6. Law requires trailer brakes for anything over 3500#. A car trailer depending on the style will weigh 1500# and up by itself. So that combined with the weight of a TJ at approximately 4,000 to 4,500 depending on bumpers, winch, tires etc. would definitely exceed the maximum 5k rating.

Re: Trailer questions

PostPosted: June 23rd, 2015, 5:55 pm
by Run4lo
You might want to double check that. I'm pretty sure the Liberty was rated for 6000#. I was amazed when I heard that too but remember being told by Jeep officials at Camp Jeep once.