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Old 12-11-2015, 11:34 AM   #29
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Trailer: Bigfoot 15B17G, 1986, towed with Dodge Journey 2012, 3.6 L., 6 speeds.
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Originally Posted by anne myette View Post
Last week we finally got to bring home our new 2013 16 ft. Scamp
Now we have big decisions to make with the towing vehicle.
We own a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan, 6 cyl.
Dealer says it will pull it.
Does anyone here pull with a minivan? I haven't found anyone yet. We really want to keep this van but we also don't want to wreck it.
Thanks for all your input on all the subjects.
I have learned so much!
Annie and Jack in Michigan
I have a 2012 Dodge Journey with the Pentastar V6 engine cylinder 3.6 L 283 hp, along with a 6-speed automatic transmission, as your caravan, with which I tow a 15B17G Bigfoot, which weighs 3000 pounds loaded with which this summer, we left of Montreal and visited the of Prince Edward Island, then go around the Gaspesia on our return, with slopes that implies ...

The Dodge dealership told me no problem and that was the case.
With the trailer when I get the desired speed, after acceleration, I position the transmission in 5th, speed between 95 and 100 km / hr (60/65 mph / hr).

If I'm in a slope, I watch the speedometer and when it decreases by 10-15 km / hr, I pass in the fourth transmission resumes and the desired speed.

I met another camper with a Jeep, same engine and transmission as mine, only difference, there is a button to activate when tow his trailer, which prevents the engine to revolutionize over 3000 rpm, upgrade the transmission or automatically downgrade not endomager the engine or transmission.

This method, I applied manually to get the same security and I have no problem towing.

Bons voyages,

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