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Old 08-13-2011, 09:49 PM   #1
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We just bought a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica for our toad. It's an AWD Vehicle. Can I tow with all 4's on the ground? Owners manual doesn't say anything about the vehicle being towed. Anything special needed as far as drive train? Or should it be on a trailer?
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:56 PM   #2
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This http://www.motorhomemagazine.com/Din...-Towing-Guide/ serves as a bible on toad for many of us. Check it out.

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Looks like you'll need a pump setup to tow it 4 down.

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Looks like you'll need a pump setup to tow it 4 down.

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Thanks. This was most helpful. We are checking the extended warranty we secured to see if we are in jeopardy of voiding it.

Thanks again
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It may be too late for Yondog, but the correct way to buy a toad is to research what vehicles are towable 4 down, on a dolly, or on a trailer.

Disclaimer: Don't get me wrong, it you want or need a particular vehicle for whatever reason, ignore the following.

If you can find a vehicle you like that is towable from the manufacturer (ie. the owners manual describes how to tow it behind another vehicle), you won't have to worry about the warranty and it will be cheaper to set up.

For example: to set up a 4x4 Jeep Wrangler (example vehicle) for towing you would need a tow bar, attachment points for the tow bar to the Wrangler, tail light wiring, and a brake system. Because the Wrangler can be towed 4 down putting the transfer case into neutral (plus some other steps) and it is ready to go.

Vehicles that cannot be towed 4 down increase the expense by needing drive line disconnects, transmission pumps, dollies or trailers. These extra things add $1,500 or more to the cost of preparing the vehicle to be towed.

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Old 08-16-2011, 08:09 AM   #6
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Thumbs up

Thanks Alvin. We needed something to hold 7 passengers anyway. We traded our 2000 Navigator (6500 lbs) for the Pacifica (2800 lbs). We are pricing all that we need to tow the Pacifica. Looks like about 4K including lube pump and tow bar and accessories. Think we might hold off and weigh the cost vs getting an Enterprise rental to get around if we do sightseeing. I would have preferred the wrangler as I had one a number of years ago but my Vice President of Domestic Operations (wife) wanted the efficiency and load capacity of the Pacifica.

Thanks again folks
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Should have got a Ford Edge or GMC Acadia or Buick Enclave. The latter two especially, since they are 7 passenger vehicles with plenty of cargo space and no mods to tow.

Who told you the Pacifica weighed only 2800 lbs? 4400 would be closer to the truth! Still a lot lighter than an Navigator, though.
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Should have got a Ford Edge or GMC Acadia or Buick Enclave. The latter two especially, since they are 7 passenger vehicles with plenty of cargo space and no mods to tow.

Who told you the Pacifica weighed only 2800 lbs? 4400 would be closer to the truth! Still a lot lighter than an Navigator, though.
MY BAD... Pacifica more like 43xx. I'm sure we will work something out. Thanks for the. Great feedback.
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More than a few motorhomes are limited to under 4000 lbs of tow weight, so check into yours. What year/make/model of coach do you have?

You really should have done your research before buying the car.
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