Towing advice needed for 2002 Dodge Caravan sport

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by bassman56, Sep 3, 2005.

  1. I'm looking to get a boat this fall, and just wanted to know if my caravan will be able to tow a boat in 2000-3000 lbs range?
  2. Fish4Fun

    Fish4Fun Relaxing.

    Heres what i found on consumer guide web site:

    Towing/Payload Capacity: Caravan maximum towing capacity is 2000 lb. Vehicles equipped with the optional trailer-towing package can tow up to 3800 lb. Trailering is not recommended for vehicles with the 2.4-liter 4-cyl engine

  3. Sold my boat a few weeks ago. I towed it with a '99 Grand Caravan, 3.3 liter with sport suspension. Vehicle was rated to tow 3500 lbs max. Boat and trailer weight 3500 lbs at the local moving company. Single axle trailer had surge brakes. I kept the tongue weight at around 150 lbs. I would tow from Fairfield to Schmidt or Riverside ramps (30 miles one way) either I75 or SR128/River Road, or to Brookville Lake (50 miles one way) on I74.
  4. Invest in a transmission cooler if you don't have the towing package as that's a heavy load.