Best 6 cylinder minivan for towing - Page 3 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-22-2015, 10:12 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
Name: Gene
Trailer: Scamp
North Dakota
Posts: 632
Registry
I have a 06 Town & Country. I have used it to tow a 16' Casita and now have a 16' Scamp. I use a Weight Distribution hitch too. I have not had any problems. I am currently looking for a newer one with the factory tow package. That comes with extras that will make it better. In the mean time I'm adding a cooler to be safe. The newer ones after at least 06 have a bigger more powerful V6. They are rated at 3600 lbs. tow capacity.
__________________

__________________
Gene Masse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2015, 07:04 AM   #30
MC1
Senior Member
 
MC1's Avatar
 
Name: Wayne
Trailer: Nest fan, Airstream Sold
Ontario
Posts: 2,006
Gene.. You will be happy to learn that long term/long mileage tests have shown the newer Dodge/Chrysler vans are very robust/capable TV's for ultra lite trailers.

There was a good article in RV Lifestyle mag a while ago.
Attached Thumbnails
dodge 1 caravan1 - Copy.jpg  
__________________

__________________
MC1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2015, 07:43 AM   #31
Senior Member
 
Name: Gene
Trailer: Scamp
North Dakota
Posts: 632
Registry
Didn't know of that article but I have looked at the new ones and noticed they have increased horsepower & other improvements.
__________________
Gene Masse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2015, 07:52 AM   #32
Senior Member
 
Name: Gene
Trailer: Scamp
North Dakota
Posts: 632
Registry
I just check out the mag. Here's one article about the T&C. Seems they really like it too. They recommend the towing package and WDH too.
Venture RV Sonic 190VRB - RV Lifestyle Magazine
__________________
Gene Masse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2015, 08:04 AM   #33
MC1
Senior Member
 
MC1's Avatar
 
Name: Wayne
Trailer: Nest fan, Airstream Sold
Ontario
Posts: 2,006
Yes Gene, and that Sonic is infused fiberglass which is a good thing.

__________________
MC1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2015, 08:05 AM   #34
Senior Member
 
Bob Miller's Avatar
 
Name: Bob
Trailer: 1973 Hunter Compact II
California
Posts: 7,912
Yes, yes, yes, get an aux transmission cooler installed. Heat is the #1 enemy of automatic transmissions and the factory intercooler system only assures that the transmission will get just as hot as the engine on hot days and hard pulls.


And, unless there is already a large external transmission cooler installed, I say shame on the hitch installer and mechanic for thinking otherwise. As mentioned above, talk to a Chrysler dealership mechanic, they know those transaxles.


BTW: I went through 2 in 115,00 miles in my Dodge minivan, both lasted almost exactly 50,001 miles each and the only extra load I had was for a motorized wheel chair on a rear carrier.
__________________
Bob Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2015, 08:08 AM   #35
Senior Member
 
Gilles's Avatar
 
Name: Gilles
Trailer: Bigfoot 15B17G, 1986.
Quebec
Posts: 596
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by MC1 View Post
Gene.. You will be happy to learn that long term/long mileage tests have shown the newer Dodge/Chrysler vans are very robust/capable TV's for ultra lite trailers.

There was a good article in RV Lifestyle mag a while ago.

It is of this article that it is question :

Venture RV Sonic 190VRB - RV Lifestyle Magazine

In the article it is specified to make sure to deal with somebody who knows there, to install the good attachments between the vehicle and the caravan...

Thank you Gene for this article, it gives me many answers to my questions.

Have a good day.
__________________
Gilles
Bigfoot 15B17G.
Towed with Dodge Journey 2012, 3.6 L., 6 speeds.
Gilles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2015, 08:18 AM   #36
MC1
Senior Member
 
MC1's Avatar
 
Name: Wayne
Trailer: Nest fan, Airstream Sold
Ontario
Posts: 2,006
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gilles View Post
I
In the article it is specified to make sure to deal with somebody who knows there, to install the good attachments between the vehicle and the caravan...
So true Gilles. One reads page after page about TV's yet very few will mention the importance of the connection and overall setup, especially since most are not as good as they could be.
__________________
MC1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2015, 08:33 AM   #37
Senior Member
 
Name: Gene
Trailer: Scamp
North Dakota
Posts: 632
Registry
I sent them a message asking why no articles about molded fiberglass campers. Waiting for a response. May be more of us should message them also. Lets "beat our drums", & get noticed.
__________________
Gene Masse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2015, 07:47 AM   #38
MC1
Senior Member
 
MC1's Avatar
 
Name: Wayne
Trailer: Nest fan, Airstream Sold
Ontario
Posts: 2,006
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gilles View Post
It is of this article that it is question :

Venture RV Sonic 190VRB - RV Lifestyle Magazine
Not the same one Gilles but that is a good one. There are a number of others that have a similar message about the capabilities of the Chrysler/dodge vans.
__________________
MC1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2015, 08:59 AM   #39
Junior Member
 
Name: Shawn
Trailer: In market for scamp 13
Nebraska
Posts: 10
Thanks folks. I bought a 2008 Honda odyssey. Hoping to order a scamp 16 for next year!


Sent from my iPhone using Fiberglass RV
__________________
Coletrain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2015, 11:43 AM   #40
Senior Member
 
Gilles's Avatar
 
Name: Gilles
Trailer: Bigfoot 15B17G, 1986.
Quebec
Posts: 596
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coletrain View Post
Thanks folks. I bought a 2008 Honda odyssey. Hoping to order a scamp 16 for next year!


Sent from my iPhone using Fiberglass RV
Congradulations!
__________________

__________________
Gilles
Bigfoot 15B17G.
Towed with Dodge Journey 2012, 3.6 L., 6 speeds.
Gilles is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
4 Cylinder vehicle towing, power and millage. carsonjk Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 27 05-01-2011 12:01 PM
towing w/ 4 cylinder vehicle Dawn SW Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 9 04-05-2008 08:50 PM
Towing 16' with 4 cylinder Arline Lovell Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 43 10-23-2006 12:49 PM
Is a 4 cylinder honda CRV usable for towing with? Dale662 General Chat 3 05-16-2006 10:48 PM
towing w/ 4 cylinder vehicle Dawn SW Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.