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Old 02-25-2008, 08:57 AM   #1
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First time toad puller here. Been pulling boats, utility trailers and travel trailers for nearly 50 years with trucks, suv's, etc but have never pulled with a motorhome.
I am looking at a 2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 4x4 with a 5 speed manual mated to the 3.7L V6. I haven't run a full CarFax or Auto Check on it yet but does appear to be in pretty good shape with only 35K miles...never towed as far as I can tell. I know it will need base plates, light wiring and I will need a tow bar and to be safe, some sort of brake assistance.
Would be pulling it with a 2004 Winnebago Brave 32V with the Workhorse W22 (8.1L w/Allison).
I do wonder if anyone could help me out with a few questions, please.
First, what kind of 'real world' MPG is anyone getting with a similar vehicle? When not being towed, it would be used as a drive to work, grocery getter, running errands and a bit of highway driving too.
Does it look like I'm missing anything in my planning process to make this a good, safe experience?
Any general comments, observations, thoughts, etc on the Jeep Liberty as a toad?

Thanks in advance for any and all info you folks are able to provide....
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:57 AM   #2
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First time toad puller here. Been pulling boats, utility trailers and travel trailers for nearly 50 years with trucks, suv's, etc but have never pulled with a motorhome.
I am looking at a 2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 4x4 with a 5 speed manual mated to the 3.7L V6. I haven't run a full CarFax or Auto Check on it yet but does appear to be in pretty good shape with only 35K miles...never towed as far as I can tell. I know it will need base plates, light wiring and I will need a tow bar and to be safe, some sort of brake assistance.
Would be pulling it with a 2004 Winnebago Brave 32V with the Workhorse W22 (8.1L w/Allison).
I do wonder if anyone could help me out with a few questions, please.
First, what kind of 'real world' MPG is anyone getting with a similar vehicle? When not being towed, it would be used as a drive to work, grocery getter, running errands and a bit of highway driving too.
Does it look like I'm missing anything in my planning process to make this a good, safe experience?
Any general comments, observations, thoughts, etc on the Jeep Liberty as a toad?

Thanks in advance for any and all info you folks are able to provide....
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">First, what kind of 'real world' MPG is anyone getting with a similar vehicle? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My buddy gets 16 to 18 MPG on his 2000 Liberty, and says that's about right for them.
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We get 17 around town, and 22 on the road witha 03 lib. with an auto.
Looking to buy a 08 liberty when they come out with mid-year colors.T/V
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I have a 2006 Liberty Diesel that tows great and get about 22 around town and 28+ on the hwy. It's a 4x4 with auto trans.
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