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Old 11-18-2008, 08:43 PM   #1
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Hi, I am brand new to this forum and considering purchase of a 16' or 19' AS (probably fairly new). I am considering a 2006 Liberty Diesel as TV. Anyone have experience with this vehicle? From the specs I have gathered, it is rated at 5000 lb trailer weight and 750 lbs tongue weight, curb weight = 4296; GVWR = 5600; GCWR = 10,150.
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:50 PM   #2
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The Liberty wheelbase is rather short. This is also an important factor in towing. What you are proposing is probably doable, but you should seriously consider a high-end hitch system for this trailer/TV combo.

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Old 11-18-2008, 09:19 PM   #3
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Probably do-able, but not optimal. With the 118" wheelbase Sprinter van that I tow with, the trailer doesn't lever the van at all, even in side winds, so I don't need/desire sway control or weight distribution. You likely will with a Liberty.
"""" (Cat just jumped up on the keyboard on my lap. hello, Lovey). Check out a 16, or 17 Sport, if it's just for one or two people for short spells. It has to be better than the Honda Odyssey I saw pulling a 22-25' A/S, tail on the ground, at about 50 mph on I-57 one time. That just did not look good.
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It has to be better than the Honda Odyssey I saw pulling a 22-25' A/S, tail on the ground, at about 50 mph on I-57 one time. That just did not look good.
???.... If the Liberty is pulling a the same and it's tail is on the ground it won't be any better.

The key is going to be the quality of the connection hardware and adjustments.
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104" wheelbase, as others have said, doable but...

The Hensley or ProPride is most likely needed.

Maybe there is someone here with Liberty experience that can give first-hand advise.
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Hi, I am brand new to this forum and considering purchase of a 16' or 19' AS (probably fairly new). I am considering a 2006 Liberty Diesel as TV. Anyone have experience with this vehicle? From the specs I have gathered, it is rated at 5000 lb trailer weight and 750 lbs tongue weight, curb weight = 4296; GVWR = 5600; GCWR = 10,150.
Thanks, Russ
Russ,
My diesel is a sweet ride, my daughter prefers it. I spent $3,000 at least in getting our Diesel Weasel right. Try the LostKJ website, there is a CRD section to get a thorough understanding of the Liberty CRD. Would not buy it without the Lostkj folks. I tell people ask me in a hundred thousand miles if it is worth it. It has more torque than my v-8 pickup, gets between 18-28 mpg and I do get happy feet. The transmission is a 6 speed, well 5 and the 6th is a passing gear.
In the rest of the world it is rated for 7,000 lbs, it is a world car, more sold in the rest of the world I think. I tow our double axle firewood trailer and it smoothes out the ride just fine.
I have not towed the Airstream my frame is rusty but I am looking to either fix this one or buy another.
Do your homework on the CRD you buy, do visit the Lostkj site.
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