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#2160 of 2390 Question for 2005 Dodge Caravan Owners
Aug 17, 2005 (11:16 am)
Does anybody own a Dodge Caravan? Not a Grand Caravan, just the regular Caravan (which is smaller).
The reason why I'm asking is because I am renting a Dodge Caravan to go to drive to Texas from California. I am taking 2 adults and 4 small kids with me for a total of 7.
My main concern is the luggage area in the back of the vehicle behind the 3rd seat. Realistically, what can fit back there? It looks SUPER SMALL back there. I mean, what is it like 6 inches of space or something? Or can I actually fit luggage back there?
If you could give me your honest, realistic opinion of what would and what WOULD NOT fit back there, I would appreciate it. The luggage cases that my wife and I have are about 12" thick at the smallest point. We are taking two of these plus a few smaller cases.
So that's 2 large suitcases and like 3 medium to small sized bags for the kids.
If you can give me an estimate in inches, I would appreciate it. Thanks for your feedback...
P.S. I know I'm pushing it, but what about a small ice chest?
#2161 of 2390 Re: Question for 2005 Dodge Caravan Owners [caravanman]
Aug 17, 2005 (11:25 am)
why not rent a grand caravan??????? with Stow N Go - you'd have plenty of space!!
#2162 of 2390 Re: Question for 2005 Dodge Caravan Owners [caravanman]
Aug 17, 2005 (2:32 pm)
The middle row is fixed, but the rear 3 passenger bench can be adjusted forward, legroom wouldn't be a problem with small children. You'd be able to stack luggage in the rear then. A small cooler will fit between the front seats.
#2163 of 2390 Re: Question for 2005 Dodge Caravan Owners [97xpresso]
Aug 17, 2005 (3:28 pm)
You are a lifesaver. Thanks !!!
Aug 17, 2005 (12:44 pm)
Thanks for the recommendation but my local Dollar Rent a Car only has Caravans. No Grand Caravans.
#2165 of 2390 2005 town & country minvan
Aug 18, 2005 (1:51 pm)
On three separate occasions when I go to start up the minivan I hear a rather loud noise. Can't really pinpoint the location, sounds like it might come from the middle of the dash near the vent? It almost sounds like a loud static noise from the radio, it stops within 20-30 seconds. I suppose it could also be coming from the engine compartment. The car is equipped with a sirius radio and uconnect phone system. Could it be some kind of feedback?I called a few dealers and no one could possibly guess, they suggest leaving the car, but of course it will never happen when they get it...Anyone out there have anything similar?
#2166 of 2390 2005 town & country minvan
Aug 19, 2005 (11:03 am)
We recently had a noise at start up on our '05 T&C and it happened to be the Power Steering fluid was low. Topped it off and all good.....
#2167 of 2390 Re: Caravan starts, won't start, engine quits while driving..dealer can't f
Aug 19, 2005 (12:13 pm)
Having the same problem. Van intermittently will not start. Sometimes loses all power for a second or two while driving as though they key had been turned off. When the van does not start, I can take the keys out of the ignition and the "key in/door open" chime continues to sound. At the same time, a relay located under the in car fuse panel constantly chatters. When the problem first happened constantly turning they key on and off and banging on the steering column seemed to fix the problem and the van would start. Last few times I've had the problem, this did not work. I found that disconnecting the battery for a few seconds will fix the problem but in a day or two it happens again. I noticed that when I'm having the problem and remove the keys from the ignition the steering column does not lock as it should. It's like somewhere a computer in the vehicle thinks it is still turned on even with the key removed. I'm guessing it's a problem with the Body Control Module but am hesitant to take it to a dealer as unless it's having the problem my guess is they will not find anything. I am wondering if this could be related at all to the Clockspring recall I've read about. Not exactly sure what the clockspring does other than somehow being related to the airbags, as the recall was for airbag lights that would not go out. Anyone else having a similiar problem or have any ideas?
#2168 of 2390 Re: 2005 town & country minvan [fish8]
Aug 21, 2005 (10:26 am)
How low was your fluid? Mine seems to be at the lower one of the two lines that shows where the fluid should be. Was it difficult to determine if the noise was from inside or outside of the car? Haven't had the noise now for about 1 week. Thanks
#2169 of 2390 Re: 2005 town & country minvan [drgpetdoc]
Aug 23, 2005 (5:02 am)
I always look at the fluid levels in my cars. But, for some reason, I never noticed the PS fluid being low. Now, when the engine is cold the level is in between the 2 lines you reference. The noise was definately coming from the engine compartment area. Since the fluid was topped off, the noise has disappeared.