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Old 11-17-2010, 05:16 PM   #1
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I know that it is a larger vehicle than normal, but due to having to carry an electric wheelchair, we need to tow a Dodge Caravan. That way the chair can be carried inside the van an not exposed to the elements. What would need to be done to the transmission of the van, automatic, or does anyone have any other suggestions for carrying the chair..
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:22 PM   #2
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Hi DSR,
If the van is front wheel drive you can tow it via a dolly. In addition, give Remco a call at 1-800-228-2481. Tell them about your van and they can let you know if any of their products will allow you to tow with 4 wheels on the ground.
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I know that it is a larger vehicle than normal, but due to having to carry an electric wheelchair, we need to tow a Dodge Caravan. That way the chair can be carried inside the van an not exposed to the elements. What would need to be done to the transmission of the van, automatic, or does anyone have any other suggestions for carrying the chair..
Remco appears to have a lube pump for the 1984-2007 Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan. Also looks like they will sell you a base plate, tow bar, and the rest of the towing accoutrements (accessories).

Also, I wouldn't call the Caravan "larger than normal". A 2005 Caravan weighs about 4,000 lbs, the Grand Caravan weighs only about 100 lbs more. The most popular toad, the Jeep Wrangler, weighs 200-300 less. My Wrangler weighs 4,200 because it has real bumpers, big tires and lots of armor.
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There are plenty of SUVs that are towable 4-down and can handle a wheelchair inside. The GMC Acadia/Buick Enclave/Chevy Traverse is one. Ford Edge probably would work too.
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There are plenty of SUVs that are towable 4-down and can handle a wheelchair inside. The GMC Acadia/Buick Enclave/Chevy Traverse is one. Ford Edge probably would work too.
It is an electric wheel chair, the low floor of the mini-van allows them to drive the chair up a ramp more easily than the cross-over SUV's.
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