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Old 09-24-2014, 02:43 PM   #1
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Towing with 2014 Grand Caravan

Hello all,
I have been towing a 30 ft SV 291 with a 2004 Durango 5.7 hemi for the last 9 years, but the old hemi had just developed a problem with a lifter that dealer wants to charge $2000 to fix. I'm going to get it fixed by someone else at substantially less cost, but I am going to sell the Durango at the point. We keep our trailer at the campground now, so there is no need to have a gas guzzling tow vehicle anymore. l I also have a 2014 Grand Caravan w/285 hp that is rated to tow 3600 lbs. Unfortunately, the Surveyor is a little under 4500 lbs dry. My question is, while I have no intention of towing my trailer on the road with the Caravan, would there be any harm to the Caravan, of towing the trailer the four blocks from where I store the trailer at my campground to the campsite? (I have weight distributing hitch).

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Old 09-24-2014, 03:00 PM   #2
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I can't imagine that the Grand Caravan could handle the weight, that 4500 dry weight is probably 5500 loaded (at least) and 2k over the rating of the minivan. I wouldn't do it.

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Old 09-24-2014, 05:26 PM   #3
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Not to mention the tongue weight may cause an issue- even for four blocks. Be on the safe side- rent one of those f250's from Home Depot for 20 bucks and tow it home.

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