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Old 02-28-2012, 09:45 PM   #1
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WD hitch for Jeep Liberty to 16ft bambi international

I have no clue the weight of trailer think numbers I pulled off AS web site 459 LBs 3250 trailer weight. Which one would you get except Hensley $1400 lol no thanks. Need a hitch that will push out further than regular 2 1/2 rise you use for boats. Tire is in way, in fact bracket is with power jack. Also will I have to remove propane cover? The weights at Airstream do not include any options or adds holly smolly. I think my jeep is rated 5000 lbs and 450 tounge weight, yes it has factory tow package with 7pin. I live close to Equailizer and emailed them about maybe doing video install online with my setup and score me deal on one. I was thinking 400/4000 model no data on capacity of receiver head.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:03 PM   #2
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Don't extend the hitch. Put the tire and the jack somewhere else. Yakima makes a really nice roof basket and tire mount with a bracket for a hi-lift jack that will fit your rig. Move that stuff out of the way, every inch you add between the rear axle and the hitch ball is going to cost you dearly in handling and stability.

Once you do that you probably don't need anything but WD. Reese makes a nice setup that gives you everything you need for $300 plus the cost of the ball:

Reese Weight Distribution w/out Shank - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW Reese Weight Distribution RP66065
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:34 AM   #3
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Actually the tire is in way for any standard ball receiver?

The bracket is factory stock and I was shocked it hit power jack while going up very slight driveway maybe 6 inches for 50 feet. I could run without spare on highways but I am not cool with that. Maybe electric brakes added to tilting angle. I could adjust power jack to face backwards that might solve issue. Crazy $28k jeep would have been overlooked by designers. There is fellow with diesel lib and 16ft international hope he can post some pics! I was just thinking on wranglers they make tire bracket for big optional tires maybe that would solve my issues, cover up glass in back.

The reese you linked what other parts do I need, thing to put my ball on? Does equalizer come with this part standard.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:01 AM   #4
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The bracket is factory stock and I was shocked it hit power jack while going up very slight driveway maybe 6 inches for 50 feet. I could run without spare on highways but I am not cool with that. Maybe electric brakes added to tilting angle. I could adjust power jack to face backwards that might solve issue. Crazy $28k jeep would have been overlooked by designers. There is fellow with diesel lib and 16ft international hope he can post some pics! I was just thinking on wranglers they make tire bracket for big optional tires maybe that would solve my issues, cover up glass in back.

The reese you linked what other parts do I need, thing to put my ball on? Does equalizer come with this part standard.
I have a Reese dual cam setup on my Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited. The spare is still in place and it tows fine. A Sport 16. A little lighter than yours , tho.
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You want the ball as close to the back bumper as possible. Having it back 10, 12, 15" in effect shorten the wheelbase of your TV.
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