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Old 08-02-2015, 11:10 PM   #1
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Anyone Towing a Caravan or Town and Country

Hello,

I am looking for anyone who is flat towing a Dodge Caravan or Chrysler Town and Country. I just got my Remco lube pump and Blue Ox Aventa installed and am getting ready for a test tow tomorrow.

Specifically, what procedure are you using to put the vehicle in neutral that will kill the odometer as well? Somewhere I read I have to pull a fuse but that seems like a hassle to have to pull a fuse and then put it back each time I want to drive the vehicle.

Any help or advice on what others are doing would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-03-2015, 09:58 AM   #2
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Hello,
I am looking for anyone who is flat towing a Dodge Caravan or Chrysler Town and Country. I just got my Remco lube pump and Blue Ox Aventa installed and am getting ready for a test tow tomorrow.
Specifically, what procedure are you using to put the vehicle in neutral that will kill the odometer as well? Somewhere I read I have to pull a fuse but that seems like a hassle to have to pull a fuse and then put it back each time I want to drive the vehicle.
Any help or advice on what others are doing would be greatly appreciated.
Greg
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These folks may have the answer for your "pulling and putting it back" fuse problem: roadmasterinc.com/products/accessories/electrical/fusemaster.html
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I have a 2008 T&C that I would like to set up for towing 4 down. Is yours a 2008 or newer model with the 6 speed trans?
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Old 08-05-2015, 03:04 PM   #4
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I have a 2008 T&C that I would like to set up for towing 4 down. Is yours a 2008 or newer model with the 6 speed trans?
Mine is a 2005 with a 4 spd trans (41TE).

REMCO shows a lube pump is available for your 6-speed though.


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Hello,

I am looking for anyone who is flat towing a Dodge Caravan or Chrysler Town and Country. I just got my Remco lube pump and Blue Ox Aventa installed and am getting ready for a test tow tomorrow.

Specifically, what procedure are you using to put the vehicle in neutral that will kill the odometer as well? Somewhere I read I have to pull a fuse but that seems like a hassle to have to pull a fuse and then put it back each time I want to drive the vehicle.

Any help or advice on what others are doing would be greatly appreciated.

Greg
Greg,

Did you install the pump kit yourself? Would you do it again? If not, may I ask what the pump installation cost? I am going to put one in my Sienna this winter.

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Did you install the pump kit yourself? Would you do it again? If not, may I ask what the pump installation cost? I am going to put one in my Sienna this winter.

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Bob,

Yes I did. And yes I would do it again. I have always been a do it yourselfer on my cars and trucks. The hardest part was pulling the tranny pan. After that the routing of the hoses and mounting the pump was pretty common sense. The pump install took me around 4 hours and 1 trip to NAPA for a tranny pan gasket. Everything else I needed was in the kit including a coiled car to RV 6 pole hookup wire.

I called CW and a couple of private RV places and was quoted $800 to $1500 for just the install. Of course they required me to purchase the lube pump from them at Retail + markup too.

I ended up purchasing my pump from Southwest Driveline Service since they were the lowest cost that I could find on the internet.

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Loving life towing 4 down now after using a tow dolly for the past 10 years.

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I recently picked up my 2015 Town & Country from its Remco transmission pump installation. I thought I would have to find the fuse to kill the odometer. It stays lit (along with the information window, clock, etc). But I found that without the ignition on it does not record any new mileage! To solve the problem of the car battery running down my RV mechanic installed a trickle charge going from the motorhome to the Chrysler battery. It works great!
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2000 Caravan 41TE trans , did the Remco install myself.
Installed a battery disconnect in the negative cable. Luckily on this old unit only the clock needs to be reset when re-connecting the battery.

I an interested in upgrading to the newer Caravan with the 6spd, but have heard some complaints of the transmission over heating and triggering the low fluid pressure alarm on longer drives; 3 hours plus. Anyone having similar issues?
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I towed my 2006 Grand Caravan for 2 years until the lube pump failed.
There are other treads on the lack of reliability of the remco pumps.
I did the install myself when I did the Blue-ox base plate and NSA Ready Brake cable installation. I can 2nd southwest drive line for parts.

I purchased a Wrangler JK unlimited to get 4 wheel drive and clearance for dirt roads. No more lube pumps for me.
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Put a lube pump on my 2006 caravan in 2006. Finally changed it last week. Not bad for 10 years. It was still working but I was getting chirping sounds.
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