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Old 12-19-2017, 04:38 PM   #1
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Towing teardrop

Any feedback on towing teardrop
With 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan
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Old 12-20-2017, 06:44 PM   #2
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You may not know it is there. We tow a 6X10 grasshopper design tear with a 3.6L Subaru because it is wider and a bit taller than the car we take a MPG hit but towing, not a problem.
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I would say it depends on a number of issues. How big, heavy is it fully loaded? Does your tow vehicle (TV) have only a 4 cylinder engine or the V6? Do you have the optional tow package? Will you be towing in mountains?
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You may not know it is there. We tow a 6X10 grasshopper design tear with a 3.6L Subaru because it is wider and a bit taller than the car we take a MPG hit but towing, not a problem.
Have you towed any great distances? I am looking for about a 16 foot and will be towing all over the country. Don’t know if these little trailers will take much of a beating.
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I would say it depends on a number of issues. How big, heavy is it fully loaded? Does your tow vehicle (TV) have only a 4 cylinder engine or the V6? Do you have the optional tow package? Will you be towing in mountains?
It is the new Dodge Caravan with more
Powerful V6. If I go to a trailer I would ensure it had the complete package. Just don’t know if these 16 ft pod trailers will hold up to long distance towing. We want to travel all over the country
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It is the new Dodge Caravan with more
Powerful V6. If I go to a trailer I would ensure it had the complete package. Just donít know if these 16 ft pod trailers will hold up to long distance towing. We want to travel all over the country
Other small trailers hold up well. No reason to think just because of their shape they wouldn't. Stay within the trailer's rated cargo capacity, keep the tires inflated properly, don't exceed their rated speed and you should be fine.
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towing a teardrop

definately. DEFINATELY at LEAST get the basic friction anti sway, and if you can, get a better anti sway. I tow a winnie drop with a nissan frontier, a slightly better tow vehicle than yours, and the one time I took it on the highway (short trip, some wind) without it. I pulled over and put it on post haste!!! a truck blew by me and it swayed more than I liked. if you do the sway, you will be fine with the power, etc, but without a monster size truck even a little teardrop can be a tail wagging the dog situation.

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I think you are doing it right. Going small beats lugging a 5th wheel with a dually truck around the country.

I think a teardrop trailer like a T@B would last a long time and could be towed all over the country.
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Way late, but yes we have towed our 1800# from Ohio to California and back and one camp site at Saddle Bag lake was at about 10,000 feet. Our tear does have brakes.
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