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Old 08-02-2011, 07:57 PM   #1
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How many have a jeep Liberty as a toad?

How do you like it, I' seriously considering it as a toad and a daily driver.
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:13 PM   #2
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We have a 2003 Jeep Liberty 4WD which we used as a toad behind our 2002 Bounder with the 8 litre Vortec engine. The Bounder towed it easily. We now have a 2012 Navion iQ with the 6 cylinder Mercedes diesel and it seems to tow the Liberty without too much effort, but I am thinking of adding an auxilliary transmission cooler to it before we head out West and tackle some serious mountain inclines. The weight of the Liberty is around 3500 lbs, so it is well within the so-called maximum of 5000 lbs that the class IV hitch on the Navion.
We use a Roadmaster "Stowmaster" car-mounted tow bar, because it was easier to keep the tow bar level with an adjustable ball mount/hitch bar when we had the Bounder which had a fairly high mounted tow hitch.
We also have a Brake Buddy braking system for the Liberty.
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:21 PM   #3
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We have a 2003 34' Windsong (Forest River) class A and tow a 2007 Liberty, no problems. Went from Illinois to Arizona last winter, going again this year!
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I have a 2008 Liberty Limited with an automatic and 4WD. Its easy to tow - no steering wheel lock. Just put the transfer case in neutral and the transmission in Park and go. (Make sure the parking brake is off - personal experience).

Blue Ox tow bar and M&G braking system.

I've towed it for over 35,000 miles with no problems. Per the Jeep warranty, I had the fluid in both differentials changed at 30,000 miles and everything inside looked great.

Its a great vehicle if you can put up with the 18mpg average.

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Old 08-02-2011, 08:41 PM   #5
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Jeep Liberty Toad

We have an '03 Liberty, have towed it over 35K miles trouble-free. As a daily driver, I really like it, wife would rather drive the Jeep than her car!


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We do (see sig). Tows easily with no fuses to pull, no speed limit & no having to stop every so many mile sto start it & run through the gears. Of course, it's a Jeep so it's heavy & has a stiff ride. DH uses it for his daily driver. We also use a Brake Buddy Classic for aux braking.

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I was surprised to see a psot on anoither newsgroup where someone with a 2WD Liberty was asking how big a job was it to install a transmission lube pump.

Is the 2WD Liberty front wheel drive?
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I was surprised to see a psot on anoither newsgroup where someone with a 2WD Liberty was asking how big a job was it to install a transmission lube pump.

Is the 2WD Liberty front wheel drive?
No the 2WD is rear wheel drive.
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We pulled a Jeep Liberty without any problems....fun to drive.
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brake buddy

How are you adjusting your brake buddy to fit in the 2004 jeep liberty? Just changed from wrangler to liberty and the brake buddy is a tight fit in front of the drivers seat.
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The Liberty makes a great toad and a decent daily driver . Cons: gas mileage could be better and a harder on brakes than other cars I've owned. Pro: very easy and reliable hook up. Room to put other 'stuff'
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It is small inside. Very little storage space and poor mileage. But its okay and reliable.
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I was surprised to see a psot on anoither newsgroup where someone with a 2WD Liberty was asking how big a job was it to install a transmission lube pump.

Is the 2WD Liberty front wheel drive?
That was me. It was a complete PITA! But I don't regret it. It is real nice to have the DW next to you on a road trip!
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We chose a diesel Liberty. I wanted a unified fuel between the toad and the coach... The diesel is very fun to drive and when that turbo kicks in at about 5 mph it throws you back in the seat! The diesel Libby is getting us about 35mpg

We also installed a small manual fuel pump and hose nozzle in the fuel tank compartment so we can easily fill up the toad from the 200gal diesel tank on the coach.
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