Last post on Feb 15, 2012 at 11:42 PM
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Chrysler Town and Country, Towing, Van
#1 of 2 Towing with a 2010 town and country
Feb 12, 2012 (3:46 pm)
I have a 2010 town and country without towing package does anyone out their pull a boat with theirs that weighs around 2500 pounds, when i bought the van i was told it would pull it fine by the sales man, but after getting it i have had some people tell me no it wont, it has the 3.8 v6 engine in it can anyone help me with this question. Thanks
#2 of 2 Re: Towing with a 2010 town and country [marksbus36]
Feb 15, 2012 (11:42 pm)
I've been pulling Two 3 passenger, 4 stroke jet skis with a 2010 Limited (4.0), it works fine but they probably don't weigh as much as a boat. (My set up is just below the max tow capacity) Ours has no tow pack, the transmission did give some minor trouble at 5000 miles, but the warranty covered it.
Truth be told it's a great tow car, smooth and plenty of power. You do have to recognize these things are underbraked so be nice so you don't kill the front brakes. Tow in 5th, drop to 4th for any type of grade. The 4.0 car has a GIaNT trans cooler standard, the only thing that appears to be on the tow pack (on a Limited anyway) is the self leveling rear suspension. At least that's what I could find out, I wouldn't be surprised if there are more differences but I don't know what they are. I did get the extended warranty just in case. I also stopped after a good long tow in 100+degree weather and have the trans read, there was no heat warning, no codes, it ran within spec. At this point I've used it to tow Thousands miles of hot desert, it really surprised me how good it is. It's a minivan, I thought it was going to suck for this purpose.
Tint the front windows (so no one can see you), light up the dual AC, crank the rockin' good stereo, set the cruise and let 'er rip!