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BuoyChaser
07-24-2006, 03:19 PM
just picked up a 2006 Jeep Liberty and curious what is the recommended tongue height from the ground so that i can get the right hitch setup on my new liberty...

LakePirate
07-24-2006, 03:31 PM
I think it is around 18 Inches on some of the older trailers, not sure on that one.

erkoehler
07-24-2006, 03:37 PM
18-20 inches

Ric
07-24-2006, 03:55 PM
anxious to hear how that bad boy acts with a prostar hitched to it.

What tongue weight is suggested?

BuoyChaser
07-26-2006, 01:11 PM
18-20 inches
so any range between 18-20" but which one is ideal to have perfectly level 19"???

on measuring the Jeep Liberty CRD from the ground to bottom of receiver is 13-1/2" (16-1/2" to top)...so that means I'm trying to get the right "Ball Mount"...

unfortunately i need to order today and i didn't measure my MC trailer last night, arghhh...anyone have close access to their 2005 197 or X7 trailer to tell me the following:
Step 2 - Level trailer, then measure from the ground to the top of the trailer coupler.

here's a link to how to measure: Level trailer, then measure from the ground to the top of the trailer coupler: http://www.reeseprod.com/menu/productcontent.asp?sidemenu=productmenu2&content=main/ballmounts&cat=1100&path=Ball%20Mounts

BuoyChaser
07-26-2006, 01:43 PM
anxious to hear how that bad boy acts with a prostar hitched to it.

What tongue weight is suggested?
Mopar Class II Hitch Receiver has a 2-inch opening and can handle loads of up to 5,000lbs. Features custom designed brackets for easy wiring harness mounting. Hitch Receiver Plug with Jeep logo included. Ball Mount and Hitch Balls sold seaparately.

Engine 2.8L Turbo CRD I-4 5-speed automatic transmission - Max. Loaded Trailer Weight 5,000lb
Engine 3.7L V6 6-speed manual transmission - Max. Loaded Trailer Weight 3,500lb
Engine 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic transmission - Max. Loaded Trailer Weight 5,000lb

Base Curb Weight - 4,296lbs
Payload Capacity - 1,150lbs
Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight Rating - 5,650lbs

Class III Towing - Maximum Gross Combined Weight Rating 4WD 10,150lb (
- Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight

Tongue Load Limit 750lbs

Trailer Tow Group - Class III Reciever Hitch, wiring harness, adapter and heavy-duty engine cooling with auxilary oil cooler for automatic transmission

Ric
07-26-2006, 01:56 PM
By Gawd this may work!

BuoyChaser
07-26-2006, 01:57 PM
but hold on there is a note:

RESTRICTION: Trailer frontal area limitation of 64 square feet with 5,000-lb trailer; maximum trailer length of 25 feet; trailer sway control recommended.

so this actually isn't too bad...i have a horse trailer to pull that is 7'4" Tall x 5'11" High so that is 88"x71" and 43.38sq ft...horse trailers are pretty big so certainly means you can tow a pretty big BOX!!!

Ric
07-26-2006, 01:58 PM
Get yo butt out there and tow it

BuoyChaser
07-26-2006, 01:58 PM
By Gawd this may work!
just need to get the right size ball mount now...

Ric
07-26-2006, 01:59 PM
but how do the bunks look?

BuoyChaser
07-26-2006, 02:02 PM
but how do the bunks look?
will check those out tonight...

Ric
07-26-2006, 02:11 PM
ok there is a thread (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=10598)about it if you happened to miss it

BuoyChaser
07-26-2006, 02:12 PM
ok there is a thread (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=10598)about it if you happened to miss it
nope been watching that, in fact would explain the weird scratches on my hull possibly...but i don't use my trailer much because it sits on my boat lift...

BuoyChaser
07-26-2006, 05:22 PM
great article on the Torque Pulling power of the Jeep Diesel CRD http://www.gulfcoastnews.com/rtjeeplibertydiesel.htm