New to the forum, new to a Jeep, and new to car ownership, so bare with me here.
I've got a 2009 Jeep Liberty with 4 Wheel Drive. I have a CURT hitch installed that tells me on the back it has a 5000 lb towing capacity and a 7500 lb towing capacity with weight distribution equipment.
I'm preparing for a cross country move, MD to CA, and renting a 6' x 12' Uhaul Trailer (overview: 1T empty weight, load capacity up to 2500 lbs. With what I'm moving, I imagine it'll end up weighing about 2T. Exact specs here: http://www.uhaul.com/Trailers/6x12-C...ler-Rental/RV/
I called the dealer and confirmed via the VIN number that I have the optional transmission cooler, which according to the manual, should enable me to tow 3500 lbs, or up to 5000 lbs with a weight distributing hitch.
Here are my questions:
-Is the weight distributing equipment something in addition to the hitch? Or am I good because the hitch I have installed says it has a 5000 lb capacity without distributing equipment?
-If I do need additional equipment, where do I get that? The dealer said they don't do it. I have a call out to Uhaul to see if they know the answers or can rent it to me, or if the weight distributing equipment is part of the trailer itself, but I'm still waiting to hear back; if anyone has any specific experience with this model of Uhaul trailer that would be really helpful.
-Any other tips/tricks/info you think I should know as I get ready to do this move?
Thank you all very much, and let me know if you need additional information from me for a better answer.