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Unread 08-31-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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2012 Liberty and Travel Trailers?

Hello. I have a 2012 Liberty with a tow package. I want to know if anyone has experience with towing travel trailers, and if it tows well.
Thanks in advance.

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Unread 09-03-2012, 07:34 PM   #2
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Here is a YouTube link to some one towing 4,000 lbs with a 2008 Liberty.

Check out this video on YouTube:



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Unread 09-03-2012, 07:37 PM   #3
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Here is a YouTube link to some one towing 4,000 lbs with a 2008 Liberty.

Check out this video on YouTube:

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXvK6vBLBm0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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It's a 2009 and anther video link of the same guy. Not sure if it helps much, I just found it kind of interesting.

Check out this video on YouTube:



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Unread 09-03-2012, 10:44 PM   #4
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2.7 Liter? did I hear that right? With the "tow/haul" on the shift points change to a higher rpm (not like this guy, no need to mash the gas like that) and will keep the transmission from going into lock-up.
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Unread 09-04-2012, 10:35 AM   #5
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I'm pretty sure it's a 3.7 l
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Unread 09-04-2012, 11:51 AM   #6
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The guy was pretty hard on it, flooring it like that.
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Unread 09-04-2012, 10:00 PM   #7
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^ Yeah, you may need to punch it up to about 65 not 80 lol. Granted it's not Hemi, but it moved pretty well
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Unread 09-06-2012, 07:17 PM   #8
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Awww I didnt think anyone answered back...sorry guys! Ok, I'll go check out the video now. Thank you all!
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Unread 09-06-2012, 07:20 PM   #9
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Mine is a 6.. what's a 3.7? I agree, that guy was hard on his Jeep. I am getting all kinds of different opinions on if it will pull it, if it will stop it.. if it will be thrown all over the road.. etc etc. I know it would have to be a light weight travel trailer. That's about all I know.
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Unread 09-07-2012, 07:08 AM   #10
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The 3.7 is the size of the V6 engine in the Liberty. The Liberty is very capable as far as towing is concerned. Just drive smart. Driving with a trailer is very different than driving without one. Learn to use your mirrors and be aware of what's behind you, beside you, and in front of you. Not only do you have two masses to move but you have two masses to stop. Have fun with it.

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Unread 09-07-2012, 11:09 AM   #11
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Thanks for that eoerikson3! Do you speak from experience? Here is what I'm getting from the oposite opinion;

"The weight of the Jeep is not included in the 4,000 lb. towing capacity rating. My point was that you would be towing a weight larger that the weight of the Jeep and the Jeep was not designed to pull and stop and turn that much additional weight (in my opinion & experience) "

You can see why I am so concerned. The trailer we are looking at is about 3000 lbs. I know I sure dont want to tear my Jeep up!
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Unread 09-07-2012, 11:30 AM   #12
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My Jeep hasn't done any recreational towing yet. I have only towed patio blocks, sand, gravel, and mulch for various home improvement projects my fiancée has me doing. I think she's trying to kill me. LOL. The Liberty did not struggle. There is plenty of torque to handle it. I am actually looking forward to some R&R towing soon. We only have a small pop up but it suits us. the biggest part of towing is driving smart. A travel trailer should be fine. You could confirm specs at dealerships for Jeep and RVs.

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Unread 09-07-2012, 01:58 PM   #13
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Like everyone else said. Be smart when your towing. The guy in that video is just complete Moron. Does not know anything he he talkin about. First of he doesn't even know what's under his good, second he is saying he isn't even in "tow mode" yet it is illuminated on his dash panel. Third...perhaps it is just me but that did not look like a 20ft trailer with 4k worth of equip and lastly, he is gonna destroy that truck. He was practically red lining it at every shift.

Be smart...be safe! I pulled a 17ft speed boat probably total 3500-4000lbs and towed like a dream (aftermarket hitch and no to package). Pulled very smoothly.

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My Jeep hasn't done any recreational towing yet. I have only towed patio blocks, sand, gravel, and mulch for various home improvement projects my fiancée has me doing. I think she's trying to kill me. LOL. The Liberty did not struggle. There is plenty of torque to handle it. I am actually looking forward to some R&R towing soon. We only have a small pop up but it suits us. the biggest part of towing is driving smart. A travel trailer should be fine. You could confirm specs at dealerships for Jeep and RVs.

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That's what I was wondering, so that suits me! Nice looking Jeep you have too, btw.
Thanks again.
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Unread 09-07-2012, 07:42 PM   #15
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Like everyone else said. Be smart when your towing. The guy in that video is just complete Moron. Does not know anything he he talkin about. First of he doesn't even know what's under his good, second he is saying he isn't even in "tow mode" yet it is illuminated on his dash panel. Third...perhaps it is just me but that did not look like a 20ft trailer with 4k worth of equip and lastly, he is gonna destroy that truck. He was practically red lining it at every shift.

Be smart...be safe! I pulled a 17ft speed boat probably total 3500-4000lbs and towed like a dream (aftermarket hitch and no to package). Pulled very smoothly.

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That's great news! That's all we're looking to tow is about those weights too!
I agree that guy in the vid is going to tear his Jeep up... shame too.
Thanks for your input! You have a good looking Jeep too.
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