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Old 12-13-2018, 08:51 AM   #15
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Personally We did a lot of research on minivans and towing and the one that clearly had a towing package speced out (and it was not that easy to find either) was the Chrysler T&C with the added heavy duty cooling for engine and transmission along with self levelers for the rear and rated for WDH.
I think that the T&C is the only minivan rated for use with the WDH and the paperwork with the FACTORY hitch says that one should be used over 1800 lbs.
It all goes together, the tow limit, the balance (WDH), brakes, Trailer module for the computer and the heavy duty cooling.
None of the other manufacturers offer all of this, even as hard as it is to track down for Chrysler.
Of course it is still a Chrysler so there is THAT both ways, good and bad. Chrysler says that the T&C conforms to SAE J2807 as well.
We towed through the Yellowstone and Glacier national parks and mountains and put 9300 miles on the rig (heavy 16' Scamp) with no problems what ever and averaged 16 MPG.
I am glad we bought the minivan to replace the competent, but smaller VW Sportwagen


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Old 12-13-2018, 10:55 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Glenn Baglo View Post
My 2008 RAV4 Sport had the tow prep package which included larger alternator, transmission fluid cooler and larger radiator. These were standard in Canada and optional in the US at the time.
Same with the canadian Highlander AWD (and the Sienna AWD too I think). Add a hitch and the 7-pin and go.

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Old 12-21-2018, 04:33 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by trainman View Post
Why do so many what to turn the family vehicle into a tow vehicle, shouldn't it be the other way around, get a tow vehicle and use it as the family vehicle.


exactly. Start with a 1500 WITH TOW PACKAGE. pASS All THOSE SUV WANNA BEES!!

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