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Old 11-08-2018, 03:22 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by GeorgeFries View Post
Hello HangDiver, (Wooden Spoon?)

Hi folks. So I own a 2016 Chrysler Town & Country S model. The owner's manual says it is rated to tow 3600lbs. The dry weight of my new travel trailer is 2900lbs.

To be sure, I went back to the original post. Above is what I read, and have re-read to be sure.

Thank you for the heads up!

It's always best to read the entire thread before replying, because in this case you replied to the original post and completely missed the update by the OP that they bought a truck to tow with.

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Old 11-08-2018, 04:18 PM   #32
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there is a yellow sticker on the driver door jamb that will tell you payload... although I am sure you have plenty, be advised that tow capacity and payload are two different items...

many with smaller TV exceed the payload way before they hit the tow capacity...

here is a pic of my 2014 RAM 1500 sticker showing 1309# combined weight (payload)... which is passengers, gear and tongue weight combined... My trailer is shy of 500# Tongue weight which leaves me about 800# for gear and passengers in the truck. II bet you will luv the RAM and 8 speed tranny.
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:08 PM   #33
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hopefully the Tranny is much improved, we had 3 chry mini vans when kids were young went thru 7 transmissions. loved the van but Tranny was fragile. 15 years ago
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:27 PM   #34
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The tranny in the trucks are way above the 6-spd transaxle in the minivans. You'll love the truck.
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Old 11-22-2018, 08:28 PM   #35
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Manufactures build with a Safety Factor in mind. If the vehicle is rated for X weight you better believe it. For example, my Pontiac G8 has a towing capacity of 4620 Lbs with the GM designed hitch. However, is recomended to add a transmission cooler if you order the car with towing package (not available in the USA). The transmission is a 6L80 that you find in a Caddy Scalade. When GM Australia (Holden) designed the car, according to sources, is capable of 150% of the rated load, as a Safety Marging/Factor, is advertised to 2100 Kg.

The Owners Manual should give you the correct guidance. If states a Towing Package of some sort, it will give you the limits. If the Vehicle is equiped as is with that Towing Rating you bet it will tow it.

The trailer has brakes? If so, I will suggest the Tekonsha 90250 Prodigy RF Trailer-Mount Brake Controler. Is the most easier to install and without going crazy wiring anything. Used it over 6000 miles trouble free. The head unit is powered via 12V outlet and is wireless. Once you are done with it, store in the camper for next use.
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Old 11-22-2018, 08:31 PM   #36
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Never hurts to add one.
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Old 11-22-2018, 08:36 PM   #37
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True, true... why not getting rid of the OEM and add a larger capacity heavy duty type?

Anyway, transmissions they do have operational temps, colder fluid is not necessary good. As long is kept at ideal operational temps, it should work just fine.

On my car, I added a By Pass Thermovalve to keep the temps at 180~190F which is the correct operational temp for the transmission. So far, has been a great choice and the transmission run as good ass new.
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Old 11-23-2018, 12:32 AM   #38
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Question about transmission cooler

If your transmission goes out under warranty, don't ever tell the dealer you've been towing . Your repair will probably be denied.

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