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Old 11-28-2008, 11:29 AM   #1
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Default Best Crossover To Tow a 139?

Anyone have a suggestion? New or used? Thanks!
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Old 11-29-2008, 03:13 PM   #2
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the 139 is the smaller one , right? the one below the 189.
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:27 PM   #3
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Yes, about 15 feet, 2,381#. Thanks
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:11 PM   #4
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if its 2300 then prob figure about 2800-2900 loaded weight, what kind of cars are you looking at?
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Old 12-03-2008, 05:43 PM   #5
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I tow my 139 with a 2 door 08 Jeep wrangler x, as long as I use my w/d hitch I don't have any problems at all, but with out it, it gets squirley.
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:56 PM   #6
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i pulled our 160 with my 2 door jeep (only once, it doesnt do it the best and is overweight but i had no choice) you could get a 4 door wrangler, not really a crossover but cooler than a escape or something like that
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I plan to pull a 139 behind a 3.7L Jeep Liberty. I haven't tried it yet, but the internet has stories of other people doing it with apparent success.

Can you tell me more about the w/d hitch? In what way does that help?
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:27 AM   #8
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Check out this. It may help.
http://www.etrailer.com/faq_weightdistribution.aspx

Essentially it transfers some of the weight of the trailer to the front of the tow vehicle.
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Speaking of hitches, I need to have one installed on my Liberty. I know to get the weight-distributing one but there are two connectors available, a 4-pin and a 7-pin. My local dealer couldn't tell me the difference. Does anyone know the difference?
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I believe the dealer is talking about the wiring harness near the hitch. A 4 pin is for a basic trailer, and a 7 pin is for a trailer with brakes. You will need the 7 pin.
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:36 AM   #11
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Thanks, JB. That was the bit of info I couldn't seem to glean from anywhere else. I have another question -- is a 1 7/8" hitch ball the right size for towing a Fun Finder? I've been looking at parts on this page...

http://www.jeepworld.com/accessories/liberty/hitch.htm

...and they sell the 1 7/8" ball there. I googled around and see that a 2" ball is also common.
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IIRC it is a 2" ball.
But don't quote me on that.

Hopefully someone else can chime in.
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Default Cross over - 07 or newerMitsubishi Outander excellent choice

New comer - but i can attest to the use of a 07 Mitsubishi Outlander AWD.
In '08 towed a FF139 - around Yukon for a month and 09 around BC for a month and lots more since. Note though AWD - any front wheel drive alone reduces the tow capacity by almost 50%. For example the Mitsu AWD has a tow capacity of 3500lb front drive alone only 1400lb. I can attest also to the validity of that diference. A test on a gravel hill proved that with front wheel drive alone I would still be there spinning my wheels.
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