Originally Posted by Komodo
The specification on my Jeep liberty 2005 says that I can tow 5000 pounds. Does this include then cargo in the trunk of my jeep?
I don't recall the exact number but in your owner's manual will be the Gross Combined Vehicle Weight Rating number which includes the total weight of the trailer plus the weight of the Jeep including cargo. We are not to exceed that GCVWR number.
That said, the KJ is a very capable tow vehicle when properly equipped. The challenge isn't getting the trailer and the KJ moving - the issue is stopping the rig. If you're towing more than 2500lbs or so you should have trailer brakes and and a brake controller - which means you should have the 7-pin round connector.
"It ain't the going but the slowing when towing..."
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