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Old 02-02-2013, 06:46 PM   #1
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Flat Tow 2008 Dodge Caravan

Does anyone flat tow a 2008 Dodge Caravan or does it need Mods.

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Old 02-03-2013, 09:52 AM   #2
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I'm 4 down with a 2000 Caravan , added a Remco fluid pump; required; to the A-604, 4spd, automatic , 8,000 miles+ towed no issues.
Check out the Remco web page for more info.

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Old 02-03-2013, 11:20 AM   #3
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I have a 2008 Town and Country with a Remco pump. After 1.5 years of dealing with headaches trying to flat tow it, I bought a Jeep. Now no problems.

My main issue was with the transmission overheating and the Remco loosing suction when the fluid foamed up. Van would tow fine in cool weather but once it hit about 80 degrees, I knew it was only a matter of time before the pressure sensor in the coach would start to beep.

It seems the transmission cooling coil is not in an area of the front grill that gets a lot of forced air circulation. I have a DP so with the engine and heat in the back, that does not help the situation.

I towed the T&C from NJ to WY, and twice from NJ to FL and had problems every time. Only solution was to keep the T&C idling which circulated the trans fluid and antifreeze and keep the trans cool enough.

I spoke to Remco on numerous occasions and they were no help. PM me if you have more questions but I would seriously consider other flat tow options. Also keep in mind that the 2008 has the 62TE 6 speed trans that is different from previous model years.
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