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Old 04-05-2012, 08:27 AM   #1
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Jeep Liberty 4x4

Has anyone had any experience with towing the Jeep Liberty 4x4? Or for that matter, know much about them. We currently have an 89 Cherokee (that came with the MH we bought) and would like to update a little. I don't know anything about the Libertys, but see that there are quite a few for sale. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-05-2012, 06:57 PM   #2
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You should get plenty of answers - lots of folks tow a Liberty. You might try a SEARCH in this forum for Jeep Liberty - should find numerous previous discussions.

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Old 04-05-2012, 07:17 PM   #3
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We just bought a 2012 Liberty Limited Jet this winter, with the Selec-Trak 4x4 transmission. We've only towed it two days so far, but it's working out nicely. It's much easier for Sue to get the transfer case into Neutral since it's an electric shift rather than the manual level (which she struggled with) in our previous Wrangler.

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Old 04-05-2012, 07:46 PM   #4
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We have an 07 Liberty, and have towed it for 4 years, US and Canada. Very easy to setup and tow. It is NOT an economy car, but you already know that.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:20 PM   #5
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We've got an 06 Liberty Ltd. Tows like a dream, no fuses to pull, no stopping every so many miles to start it or run through the gears & no speed limit (not that we're doing 80 or anything!). Tranny in P, xfr case in N & steering wheel unlocked & it's good to go. Plus, if it gets a little road grime on it being dragged around behind a coach, no big deal....it's a JEEP!. I'd highly recommend it as a toad.

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We have an 04 Liberty 4X4 that we tow. No problems.
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Towed an 07 Liberty for several years. Nice unit. Just wanted a bigger vehicle, so now we are towing a Tahoe 4x4.
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:01 AM   #8
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Have a 2002 Liberty and it has been towed over 30K. Easy to set up and great around town and off road. Good power but as others have said, it's not good on gas.

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we have an '08. Tows great and is super vehicle otherwise. Gets decent gas mileage for a 4wd at 18-19.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:34 AM   #10
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With the Tahoe 4x4 did you have to put a special driveshaft on it? Also, did you buy a 2 dr or 4 dr?
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I have a 2008 Liberty. Like everyone have said, put it in Park, Transfer case in Neutral, and go. There isn't any steering wheel lock, so no need to leave key in the car. Have towed it over 30k miles.

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