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  1. 5th Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2020
    Previously, we owned a very light 1997 Starcraft popup camper. When it was fully loaded, the van needed some help to stay level so I installed some airlift airbags to help lift the back end of the van. It worked! But we traded our old popup for a new Rockwood 2280BHESP popup camper. We love it...
  2. 5th Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2020
    Hi all, The family (2 adults/4 kids) will be camping this summer, towing our 800lb (when empty) cargo trailer. Just upgraded from a 2008 SV6 to a 2017 GC SXT Plus. I'd added a tranny cooler to my SV6 but from what I've read the GC may not need any added cooling (build sheet indicates 'Heavy...
  3. 5th Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2020
    My dad always put booster shocks on his towing vehicles. I was surprised when I discovered that they were available for my non-towing-package 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan. And since I needed new shocks anyway, I decided to give them a try. This is the install and results.
  4. 5th Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2020
    We just bought a 2019 heartland pioneer pull behind trailer empty wt is 3100lbs. Im wondering if I should do any modifications to my van to ensure its capable of going across country. Ihave 60k miles on her now. I plan to get some new transmission fluid put in and oil change with mobil 1 syn...
  5. 6th Gen Pacifica 2017+ Voyager 2020+ Caravan 2021+
    I have a 2019 Pacifica Limited with the tow package. I need a brake controller and would like opinions on how to install it and the one other owners use. I have searched youtube and have not found anything that helped.
  6. 5th Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2020
    I am trying to install rear "Air Ride" springs on my 2013 Grand Caravan SXT. I have confirmed that I have the correct kit (60814). I have it all pulled apart, and ready to install the air bags. I can NOT get an 3 3/4" diameter air bag through the bottom of the spring that measures at most 2...
  7. 5th Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2020
    Hello, new member here. Couldn't find a new member thread nor anything about towing in the G5 forum. I have a 2014 T&C and I'm purchasing a 2800lb dry weight camper. We're going across country this summer so I'm looking to do some rear suspension upgrades and looking to get most bang for my...
  8. 3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    New member here, second post. I've got a new to me 1997 T&C AWD LX that used to be owned by my parents (First and only previous owner.) This was my mom's van and she didn't drive it much. She was the typical little old lady who only drove it to the supermarket and to church. It's only got...
  9. Trailer Towing
    I'm looking to buy a 2006-7 minivan and need to tow a small Cube/box trailer. The trailer is not heavy, fully loaded it should be under 1800 lbs. The issue is the wind loading; on the ~30 sq foot frontal area. I assume I don't need the towing package as the weight is not he issue, but I want...
  10. 5th Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2020
    Hi all! My wife and I purchased our Town and Country last fall. It is a 2010 Town and Country Touring with the 4.0 engine. It did not come with a factory towing package. I understand that would include the hitch, better rear shocks, and a trans/engine oil cooler. We are planning on...
  11. 5th Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2020
    I have to run to a couple local places to pick up some landscaping items. One of the places has a short gravel road leading to it. I would normally use one of my other vehicles for towing but they are spotless clean. (Yes, I'm that anal) The van is already dusty from some road work going on...
  12. Trailer Towing
    Hi Gang! I would like to buy a minivan for the family in the next month, but would also like to buy a fishing boat in five years when my boys are old enough to appreciate it. The more I research the topic, the more confused I become. Some state that minivans should not be used for towing...
  13. 5th Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2020
    Hey guys, I just bought my van last week, White 2009 Touring w/ 3.8L, and I'm brand new to the group . . . my question is regarding the shocks on this thing. I know that you had to get the towing prep package to get the "load leveling shocks" (I did not, nearly impossible to find on a used log)...
  14. 4th Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Hello. First, I must praise this forum for its excellent advice and information. Thank you for all who contribute. I have an issue with towing that I've researched on this forum and am still not quite confident with my understanding just yet. So I would appreciate any further advice...
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