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Old 05-04-2009, 08:04 AM   #1
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Thumbs up 2008 Jeep Liberty 4x4 Sport Towing Performance

First 1900 mile trip towing the Liberty with the below configuration:
Just simply: Outstanding

Initially I was reluctant to use a portable brake box,,,,after reviewing as much info from this and other forums,,,and manufacturer websites,,,installation instructions,,,,,,etc......I once again learned to never say never.

The Brake Buddy performed as intended: It is easy to install and remove,,,setup,,,etc....no issues with performance at all.

BlueOx Aventa LX,,,,,just nice,,,,easy hookup,,,disconnect,,,,,etc....

Going with the independent lights that do not connect to the Liberty lighting system,,,,but operate completely off the MH was a good decision imho,,,,no diodes,,,no concerns about lights not working,,,,etc....simply worry free.

The info obtained from the forum,,,regarding moving the fuse for the lighter outlet so it would remain hot was valuable information......The Jeep service writer appeared dumfounded by my question regarding just moving the fuse to a different location in the fuse box.....SO,,,,came back home after the Jeep was serviced,,,went to the forum,,,did the search and learned how and where to move the fuse for the lighter outlet to remain Hot!!!! Worked perfectly,,,,Thanks to those on this forum that know more than the Service writers.

My only concern was not disconnecting the battery as outlined in the Jeep manual for Recreational Towing. I initially installed a battery disconnect,,,,,,but,,,,never used it...

Again,,,,researched forum information regarding others experience in towing the 2008 Liberty,,,,,and again,,,not getting a satisfactory answer from the Jeep dealer regarding disconnect,,,,,I chose to rely on the experience of other forum Liberty owners that tow without disconnecting the battery.....

Once again,,,,forum members know the time of day when working through tech issues,,,,that dealers, manufacturers, etc.....don't know or don't care to provide this valuable customer service information,,,etc.

I am really confident and satisfied with the final setup and it's towing results.

For those from the fourm(s) that contributed to this experience,,,,,Thank you very much for sharing your valuable experiences and information:

Check is in the Mail::

Oh,,,,I did and do follow the directions for setup,,,,etc......amazing the results when directions are followed.

Safe and Happy Highways to All!

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Old 05-04-2009, 09:13 AM   #2
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Just curious but what type of gas mileage did you get pulling the Jeep Liberty.

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Old 05-04-2009, 10:35 AM   #3
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Side Roads,

Unable to locate the info on moving the 12v receptacle fuse for the 2008 Liberty. I have a 2009 Liberty and would like to know which fuse and what location to move it to. I would appreciate the thread or the info if you have time.

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Old 05-04-2009, 04:16 PM   #4
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JC2,,,,,,,,,My trip computer indicated 8.8 mpg,,,,,,,,up from 6.5 towing a sentra on a dolly......I occasionally check the mileage computer,,,,,,,,just out of curiosity,,,,,,

Primetc,,,,I'll see if I can locate the link,,,,,the instructions was clear....If I tried to explain it,,,,I would probably confuse myself.
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Primetc: Here is the link that explains which fuse to move.


Here is another link for more info on the Jeep Liberty,,,,

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