about pushing it....an 18 foot Fun Finder with a slide...what's that weigh??? 4500 to 5000 I bet....hence the dual axle
the Jeep Liberty used that same platform as the Jeep Commander and Dodge Nitro....it is a "truck based SUV" in the sense that it is built on a frame and has a solid rear axle
....it is heavy at almost 5000lbs...part of that is the fact that the platform is built...and then different body panels are added on top of that...it's really like two vehicles built on the same frame!!!
I have owned an 07 Nitro since 2013 and I very happy with it....no, make that extremely happy with it....I like the way it rides and all the small interior touches/ideas that were incorporated in the vehicle's design.
the mileage is not very good but you don't buy one of these for the mileage (never intended to be an every day commuter)....you buy it to tow something and the platform does this extremely well IMO.....my BF weighs 3500 fullly loaded....your trailer will weigh probably 700-800lbs less than that (I'm guessing)
driving this thing off road it never spins a wheel ! and it must have one of the shortest turning radius on the planet (stopped in a paved parking lot, turn the wheel all the way over and drive off...the front tires
will actually squeal as the tires
are cranked ove so far)....you will amaze yourself at how tight a turning radius you have with a single axle
trailer like yours (you will raise eyebrows in tight spaces/campgrounds! happens to me all the time)
I have been thinking of a new (to me) TV and the search has been dissapointing...not much out there that you can tow 3500 comfortably and drive as a daily driver.....the Commander and Liberty are my choices...just looking to find the right one...last year of production was 2012 or thereabouts....the only comparables now from the company are the long wrangler (it's a veritable fortune and has a solid front axle as well making a little too off-road for me)....and the Grand Cherokee (no frame construction, 9 speed transmission(?)....and again a fortune)
Read the instuction manual...Jeep/Dodge says to ALWAYS use the tow/haul mode when towing anything....transmissions are the weakest link in ALL SUVs....take good care of yours....
Congrats on your purchase I think it will serve you very well and you'll be happy with it...cheers