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Post 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.
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Post 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
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Re: Trailer questions

Post by Zuk »

Drop a line to Matt Mulcahey. He can tell you a lot about the capabilities of the Libby.
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Post 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.
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Post 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.
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