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Posted: 02/11/20 06:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

New to RVing and just wondering if anyone pulls with a Liberty. We're picking up a Rockwood Geo Pro G15tb in Ohio. We live in Texas. Dry weight on trailer is 2445 lbs. I could use some tips. Thanks!

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Dry weight doesn’t mean anything. 3500 minimum loaded and wet. What is the Liberty”s payload and max trailer weight? “Pulling?” My daughter’s Volt will “pull” it.


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Posted: 02/11/20 06:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

At max weight each of those two tires on this single axle TT will carry about 1750 pounds. What is the max load on the factory supplied tires? My TT weighs 5200 pounds loaded and wet...about 1250 on each tire..hint hint.

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Posted: 02/11/20 06:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Forget dry weight, it is meaningless for our purposes. By the time you add propane, water, food, clothing etc etc it will be north of 3,000 lb. What is the towing capacity of your vehicle from the door sticker?

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Posted: 02/11/20 06:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That depends on your Liberty as they range from 2000-5000lb towing capacity.

The specified trailer is quite small and towable but not safe if your liberty is on the lower end of the towing spectrum.

What is the specs on your Liberty.

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Thanks for the replies. We have a Jeep Liberty 5000 GVWR, draw tite class 3 hitch, curt brake controller. 3.6L V6, 2 WD. Any advice helps!

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Even if it does have the full "#5000 tow rating" on it, that thing won't be very enjoyable to tow with IMO... Sure, you'll get down the road, but I would not do it with that combo..

My folks have a 2005 Liberty with the V6, auto, but no factory tow hitch, but even if it did, I wouldn't tow more than a small utility trailer or a small aluminum fishing boat with it..

Actually, didn't even like driving it in general.. ha, ha...

Anyway, Sounds like you have bought the trailer and already have the Liberty, so what'ca going to do??

Must have been a heck of a deal to get it from a dealer all the way in Ohio when you live in Texas? Heck, I got my Rockwood from a dealer about 3 miles away from my house!

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mcadaman wrote:

Thanks for the replies. We have a Jeep Liberty 5000 GVWR, draw tite class 3 hitch, curt brake controller. 3.6L V6, 2 WD. Any advice helps!

That still doesn't tell us what the towing capacity is. As the previous poster suggests it likely won't be a pleasant experience especially on steep grades or in a cross wind.

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What does the payload sticker say?

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The sticker on the door says GVWR 5600lbs, GAWR 2750 (f), 3250 (r). We will bring it home empty.

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