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Old 07-17-2006, 06:56 AM   #15
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Henry..what is your opinion about towing late model 19 - 20' airstream safari or CCD, with the liberty 2.8 liter turbo diesel? SOme other guy discouraged me on this site because the vehicle has 1100 lb. load capacity, however....a 1/2 ton pickup truck only has a 1500 lbs load capacity. Specs say...vehicle will handle at least 700 lbs of tongue weight. Thinking about buying a Liberty, please give me your opinion. I believe the 19 ft is about 3600 lbs dry. How is your mileage towing the Tradewind with the Liberty? Hope to hear from you.
Hi Stonescrest, saw your other post about towing with the Liberty. I didn't jump in because all the others pretty much spelled it out for you. But now I see that you don't yet own a liberty but are considering purchasing one as a TV. I am sure they are great vehicles, very cute. I have owned three Jeep CJ's over the years-and will get another some day. But if you have not yet purchsed a TV, then I would not be considering a Liberty as such. Just because you can move that much weight ("mfr tow rating") doesn't make it a safe choice. That short wheel base is an accident waiting to happen. All the folks here are just trying to help you avoid a tragedy. If you want a liberty then get one, but consider something else for a TV, Even an older truck you can put aside and dedicate for towing...

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