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Posted: 02/12/20 09:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Naturist has it right. No need for a massive truck to pull the trailer. 2500lbs dry will be around 3500 lbs max loaded for a trip. Use a quality WD hitch with built in sway control. The 3.7 has more than enough power for that size trailer. Yes it’s wheelbase is short, but so is the trailer. The ratio would be similar to a 1/2 ton crew cab short bed and a 32ft TT! Which works just fine.


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There's a YouTube channel called Slim Potatohead and he tows an Aliner A-Frame trailer with a Jeep Liberty. Check him out, maybe ask him about it. He just got a new trailer but hasn't revealed it on his channel yet, but he's a minimalist so it's gonna be small. By the way, he makes very interesting videos.
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An Andersen Hitch would be perfect for weight distribution on this setup.
You do need to find the payload rating for the Jeep. It’s on the tire sticker on the door jamb. It says something like, Total Cargo shall not exceed xxxx pounds. This number helps you set up the whole shebang.


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As you can see from the replies there is only one reply from someone who has actually towed a similar setup with a Jeep Liberty. Based on that reply it seems you will be OK provided your hitch is setup and your weight in the trailer is distributed properly.

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Total carg should not exceed 950 lbs.

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950- weight of everyone and everything in the vehicle - weight of hitch.

950
-100 (hitch)
-500 (cargo in jeep, guessing very sorry if im wrong)
=350 lbs of tongue weight.

350/0.13 = 2692 lbs fully loaded.

if I guessed at numbers right id say you don't have enough payload. do the math with your numbers and remember even empty your trailer will be well above its magical dry weight.


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Thank you for all the useful knowledge. This small unit is just what we've been looking for. We didn't want a big trailer, just something that we can use for getaway weekends. We're getting older and want to get out of the tent.

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Such a difference between my 2015 Tahoe and my 2020 Silverado 1500...long wheelbase equals stability.


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Congrats to you on joining the RVing community!!

I remember enjoying this post I think you may as well :

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Thanks RollTide. I'll check it out.

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