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Old 06-14-2015, 05:39 PM   #11
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Look at a 2000 pound trailer or upgrade your tow vehicle. You do not have enough vehicle to tow what you are thinking about and will be very unhappy.

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Old 06-14-2015, 05:44 PM   #12
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That camper does have a GVWR around 4600 lbs, that is the number you want to go by. The Liberty has a very short wheel base, it may not be the best TV.

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Old 06-14-2015, 05:44 PM   #13
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Re price / negotiation; check RV Sales - Class A, B, C Motorhomes, Travel Trailers, & Pop Up Camper RVs For Sale. Check for the specific model you're now looking at and then, check similar models. The price variation for the same model can be substantial. When you can show your dealer, that the model you're interested in can be had for much less, he'll be more likely to deal. will have thousands of RVs; enough to make your head spin.

As already mentioned, pay CLOSE attention to YOUR vehicles' TRUE tow capacity (as opposed to the "general" or standard tow rating) found in promotional literature. Virtually anything you change or add can affect a vehicle's actual tow rating. Read the placards that Federal Law requires on all vehicles. When you do tow, ensure that ALL the tires are properly inflated. Find and attend an RV Boot Camp. Escapees RV Club runs an excellent Boot Camp. Boot Camp will explain and demystify RVs. Mistakes with RVs are often expensive and can be dangerous. Boot Camp graduates are safer RVers. The time and money you spend attending an RV BootCamp will be VERY well spent. Escapees are still running their 1/2 off membership (now $30). In addition to getting a printed magazine, Escapees have extensive forums on virtually every RV topic imaginable. Make lists! Details on RVs, needs, things you want or don't want, dealer info etc. You're going to come across SO many things that you can easily be overwhelmed. Good lists will help you keep track and make sense of details. I find it helpful to eliminate negatives. Many people seem to either ignore or downplay negatives. I can understand that you're raring to go. Buyers who rush the purchase are often a dealer's dream. If you can, slow down and be as well informed as possible. GOOD LUCK!
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Old 06-14-2015, 05:47 PM   #14
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I have no idea about how much weight you can safely tow, but I can chime in on some of the other information you asked about. You should be able to negotiate 33% off MSRP. After you get close, then you can ask for other concessions, such as slide toppers, Fantastic fan, etc. We got recliners instead of the swivel chairs that were in the model. We actually got 30% MSRP with the Fantastic Fan and the chairs. We forgot to ask for the slide topper, so we paid extra. Overall, since we got out TT the end of March, we have purchased about $2,500 in items to get us on the road, including all mentioned by others above, as well as items for inside, such as towels, storage bins, cooking and eating necessities, etc. Do as much homework as you can before you buy so you don't make any major mistakes with what you can afford to tow and purchase.

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Old 06-14-2015, 05:51 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by wildhog View Post
I'll be towing with 2003 Jeep Liberty v6 4x4 3.7L engine. I know my jeep's towing capacity is right around the 5000 lb mark, but I'm not gonna push it.
WH - according to, your Jeep can tow up to 5,000 pounds "when properly equipped". I suggest you visit a Jeep dealer BEFORE you buy anything and see if you've got the right equipment.

As far as the camper, my advice is to shop the dealer, not the price. Every RV made will require service, repairs, and sometimes warranty work. Saving a few hundred bucks won't seem like a good deal if the dealer is 200 miles away. RV's are NOT like cars - you can't take your Brand X to any Brand X dealer and expect prompt service, they take care of the folks that bought from them first. My second advice is never pay for PDI (pre-delivery inspection). You should not have to pay the dealer to make sure everything works - that's their job!
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Old 06-14-2015, 06:00 PM   #16
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I personally wouldn't tow that much with a Jeep no matter how it was equipped. That much weight would toss a short light suv all over the road.
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Old 06-14-2015, 06:40 PM   #17
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As Roy Scheider said in Jaws "Your gonna need a bigger boat". As a suggestion should you decide on a "Bigger Boat" consider not the camper your looking at now but the one you will eventually have. I've made the mistake of buying a truck to tow what I had and not for the future. I'm now on my forth trailer. My next truck will be a 1 ton.
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Old 06-14-2015, 06:43 PM   #18
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Had a custy with a jeep and a 23' tt. Pulled it with a hensley arrow and swore by it. I would not do this combo with anything else. I like wheel base myself.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:20 AM   #19
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When we bought our first RV (Forest River Cherokee 27) we pulled it with a full size Ford Bronco. It had enough motor and brakes but just because your vehicle can tow a trailer doesn't mean it should. We traveled out to St Louis and it was the most uncomfortable drive I ever did. Big trucks blew us all over the road and when in the mountains the winds were fun also. After we bought a longer heavier TV our travel comfort (mine) has improved. We have since upgraded camper to a 5er. Cedar Creek 34ckts and GMC Sierra 2500 HD.
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:40 PM   #20
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If buying off the dealers lot, be SURE to go through the trailer during or shortly after a good rain and check every interior edge for moisture that seeped in. TRUST ME. See my current thread under dealer reviews "Buyers Beware"

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