Does the rola cargo carrier work well with the jeep liberty 2003 with the spare tire and swing gate on the back of the suv?
asked by: Carlos
To see if the Rola Hitch Cargo Carrier, part # 59109, will fit on your 2003 Jeep Liberty, first there are a few things you will need to check out on your hitch and your vehicle.
The # 59109 cargo carrier, can only be used on Class III and Class IV 2 inch hitches. So you will want to check to make sure you have a Class III 2 inch hitch on your Jeep Liberty. If you look on your hitch and it says 3,500 lbs towing capacity and 350 lb. tongue weight capacity then it will be a Class III hitch. The Jeep Liberty will not use a Class IV hitch.
On your Jeep Liberty with spare tire on the back you will need to measure the distance from the center of your hitch pin hole to the farthest back part of your spare tire. This measurement will determine if the cargo carrier will clear your spare tire.
The measurement on the # 59109 cargo carrier, is 13 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back edge of the carrier and 5 inches with the lid open. So if the measurement you took on your vehicle is less than 13 inches it will clear your spare tire with the lid closed. If the measurement on your vehicle is less than 5 inches it will clear with the lid open.
If more than 5 inches and less than 13 inches it will only clear with the lid closed. You would have to swing the carrier out to open the lid.
I am sending a link to the instructions on the cargo carrier and a video link to a review on it.
Since the rear gate on your Jeep Liberty will swing open from the right to the left and the cargo carrier swings left to right, you should not have any interference between the two once the cargo carrier is at the fully extended swing away position.
expert reply by: Jeff D
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