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Old 02-16-2016, 04:53 PM   #1
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Does anyone pull a Casita or Scamp or similar rv with a 2014 or like model chrysler town and country ? We are in the process of purchasing the
"Independence" "Casita" and thinking about up grading our tow vehicle.
Thanks and hope to see you in the camp grounds soon.
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:49 PM   #2
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Casita 17'ers tend to be heavy on the hitch. According to the "Trailer Weights in the Real World" thread in the General Chat section, they average 425 pounds tongue weight.
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Old 02-16-2016, 10:49 PM   #3
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Minivans are good tow vehicles, but I agree with Jon. You'd be probably struggle constantly with hitch weight. The 16'ers are not a problem, but the 17' with front bath is really nose heavy.

Power wise, the 3.6L is plenty of engine for a Casita.
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I used the "Husky Center TS", 400 - 600 ponds, model 32215
and it's o.k. with my configuration.
Husky Center Line TS | Husky Towing

The trailor is 3000 pouds loaded and 420 pounds on the hitch.
I adjust and it goes very well.

The configuration was suggested by the garage where he gives me my maintenance parts.
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Old 02-17-2016, 06:23 PM   #5
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The latest issue of Trailer Life, March 2016, has a Towing Guide for more than 750 Vehicles. Trailerlife.com
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Old 02-18-2016, 08:27 AM   #6
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The latest issue of Trailer Life, March 2016, has a Towing Guide for more than 750 Vehicles. Trailerlife.com
I notice an error in their data.

In the journal They identify the Dodge Journey with a capacity of 2,500 pounds with towing package, while in my book of the company, it is identified with 3500 pounds towing package and 2500 without one ...

The (t) indicate "Towing package required"

Excuse me, I have not the english version for my Journey.
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...which is why no outside source will ever replace the owner's manual.

Guides like the one in Trailer Life are handy to narrow down likely candidates for specific towing needs, but I would never purchase a tow vehicle without first reading the owner's manual for the specific model and year. Good news is that most can be pulled up online before you purchase.
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The Journey used to have a 3500lbs capacity but starting in 2013 it has been downgraded to 2500 lbs.
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The Journey used to have a 3500lbs capacity but starting in 2013 it has been downgraded to 2500 lbs.
Carl you're right.

I just checked into detail on the company website and new in 2016 tow up to 2500 pounds for Journey SXT V6 towing package.

I contacted my dealer and he said the company has changed from 2014 to 2500 pounds.
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Gilles, You did the right thing by checking and updating your post. Thank you for doing so.
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