Pacifica!

Discussion in 'Tow Vehicles, Hitch & Towing' started by spearmint, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. spearmint

    spearmint New Member

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    Does anyone here use a Chrysler Pacifica as a TV? I looked at the bumper on one the other day and I am wondering if it is possible to add a hitch to one. I wasn't sure. I believe the capacity is about 3500 lb or more.
     
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    Digger Foothills of Central Virginia

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    Towing Capacity - Maximum (When Properly Equipped) - 2600 lb

    I'd have my doubts about wanting use it as a TV for anything but a pretty light camper.....

    http://www-5.chrysler.com/vehsuite/VehicleCompare.jsp


    ~Cheers~

    Ðigger
    2004 Fleetwood Westlake - StonyBlue
    2002 Econoline E-150

    Edited by - Digger on March 01 2008 00:39:10
     
  3. kmh1596

    kmh1596 Wilbraham, MA

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    A hitch would definitely be available for it, but as Digger mentioned, not sure I'd tow a very heavy pup with it.
    Kevin

    *Kevin*
    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp"> 2004 Rockwood 1940 LTD
    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle"> 96 Cherokee 2dr 4x4 5spd
    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_canoe.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Canoe"> ~16' Old Town Canoe
     
  4. Xolthrax

    Xolthrax Franconia, Pa.

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    It's a shame. I had to upgrade my otherwise gread Freestyle for the same reason. Crossovers just don't have that much towing capacity. The problem with the Ford was that the metas was fairly thin at the attachment points for the hitch. The engine and transmission could handle it, but you risked ripping your hitch off <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_eek.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Eek">


    Joe

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    I'm not sure what year your Pacifica is but we have an 05 Pacifica that we used to tow our Coleman Cheyenne (empty weight ~1900 lbs). It tows fine, our year has tow rating of 3500 lbs. Actually our owners manual specifically states tow ratings based on the number of people in your vehicle. (3500 lbs for 2 people, 3000 lbs for 4 people and 2600 lbs if you have 6) The hitch bolts to the frame under the bumper, my husband installed it without any trouble.
     
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    Thanks for that info, clynches! We also have an '05 pacifica...as well as a coleman cheyenne (an '02). I was thinking about putting a hitch on the pacifica so we have the option of using the GPS that it has.

    I thought I read in the manual that it could handle 3000-3500lbs and was getting worried when the others posted it might not.

    Glad to hear the hitch installs easily. Did he install an electric brake too?

    '03 Hyundai Santa Fe
    '02 Coleman Cheyenne

    Me: '75
    DW: '75
    DS: '04
    DD: '06
     
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    electric brakes should be on any trailer that weighs in at 1500lbs or more

    just asking for trouble if not, especially when you're towing with a somewhat marginal vehicle
     
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    Yeah, we have an EB on my car (our TV), and would plan on having one put on the pacifica as well...I was just checking to see if it was something he did himself.

    '03 Hyundai Santa Fe
    '02 Coleman Cheyenne

    Me: '75
    DW: '75
    DS: '04
    DD: '06
     
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    Our Cheyenne didn't have brakes. But he did do the wiring harness himself as well. He is an electrical engineer so the wiring is no problem for him.
     

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