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Old 05-06-2011, 07:40 AM   #1
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Rockwood roo 23rs towing

I have a 2008 Jeep liberty with a 5000 lb tow limit and 500 lb hitch limit. I am thinking of getting the Rockwood Roo 23 rs. Am I pushing the limit as far a weight with this trailer and tow vehicle?

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Old 05-06-2011, 08:05 AM   #2
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The GVWR of that trailer is 6145lbs so yes, you are pushing it.

Btw, that is a nice lay-out.

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Old 05-06-2011, 08:23 AM   #3
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RVW says GVWR is 6061lbs which is still well over your towing capacity.

Always apply the rule of 80. Never tow more than 80% of your tow vehicle's rated tow capacity. The tow capacity is figured with 1 single adult weighing 250 lbs.
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:25 AM   #4
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X3 - like the Ladies said - you would be well over your tow limits so to get that trailer you would need a bigger tow vehicle or a smaller trailer
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:43 AM   #5
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I tried pulling a Roo 19 with our Liberty and didn't feel comfortable at all. I upgraded the tow vehicle and now it is nice not worrying about every little thing that we put in the camper and the safety of everyone out on the road.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:59 AM   #6
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Looking past the weight concerns the length of the tow vehicle would likely be under suggested limits as well for a trailer of that length.
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:14 PM   #7
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That trailer will weigh nearly 4300lbs, before you add battery, water, propane and cargo.
And that's not even addressing the Liberty's short wheelbase.

So, no, too much trailer.

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