Sunline RV Forum
Sunline User Photos

Go Back   Sunline Coach Owner's Club > Technical Forums > Towing and Tow Vehicles
Click Here to Login

Join Sunline Club Forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-08-2016, 10:31 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1
SUN #8340
Tom_Harris is an unknown quantity at this point
How would a Grand Caravan be for pulling a 2611 LB trailer

I am thinking of getting a 2010 Flagstaff Micro Lite MODEL 18 RB that has a dry weight of 2611 lbs - see 2010 Flagstaff Micro Lite MODEL 18 RB | Cornwall Camping Centre

Comments welcome!

I really like the scamp 16 foor but don't see any used ones for sale in my region (Ottawa, Ontario).

Tom
__________________

__________________
Tom_Harris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2016, 12:38 PM   #2
Moderator
 
Sunline Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5,987
SUN #123
Sunline Fan is an unknown quantity at this point
It would suck.

I would bet the towing capacity of a van like that is only about 3500 lbs. If the DRY weight of the trailer is already at 2600, that leaves you 900 lbs of you, your stuff, your food, and your water. So that 900 lbs will be exceeded very quickly. The factory cooling systems and braking systems on that van won't be nearly sufficient to add this kind of weight. On top of the weight, a travel trailer has a lot higher profile than most other trailers of that weight range, so it will be even harder to pull.

IMO, I wouldn't try much more than a small pop up behind the van.
__________________

__________________
2007 T-286SR Cherry/Granola, #6236, original owner, current mileage: 9467.8 (as of 5/26/19)
1997 T-2653 Blue Denim, #5471
1979 12 1/2' MC, Beige & Avocado, #4639
Past Sunlines: '97 T-2653 #5089, '94 T-2251, '86 T-1550, '94 T-2363, '98 T-270SR
Sunline Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2016, 06:55 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Gene's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 1,515
SUN #768
Gene is an unknown quantity at this point
I agree with Sunline Fan. Years ago I had a Grand Caravan and it handled my 10 foot Jayco popup moderately well. I think the Jayco was 1200# dry but I don't recall the GVWR of the Jayco popup. GVWR is really the number to look at.
__________________

Gene & DW Ginny
2002 Sunline T-2363
2008 Toyota 4-runner 4wd 4.7L V-8
Reese Dual Cam straightline - P3 Brake controller
Gene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2016, 06:19 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Maine
Posts: 2,956
SUN #2097
mainah is an unknown quantity at this point
Front drive vehicles don't make real good trailer haulers.
__________________
mainah is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
towing


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WY Grand Teton NP Colter Bay Village RV Park PTHutch Western 2 06-18-2019 09:50 AM
Pennsylvania Grand Canyon kanyonkitty Mid-Eastern 7 06-25-2017 02:18 PM
Have you seen the VW Beetle pulling a fifth wheel? DianeScraps Sunline Community 7 06-10-2010 11:19 AM
Grand Cherokee as Tow Vehicle JeffS Sunline Community 2 10-31-2006 05:56 AM
Pulling up carpet flaguy Modifications 5 09-21-2006 10:07 PM


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sunline RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:28 PM.


×