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    Can I tow a 5x8 Cargo trailer?

    Hi,

    I have a class III Hidden hitch on my 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.3l.
    We are moving 2000mls. Can I tow this 5x8 Cargo trailer form U-Haul?

    http://www.uhaul.com/guide/index.asp...nt=trailer-5x8


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    I have a 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.3. It is old, but payed and it runs great. I love my MiniVan.

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    Did the van come with the tow-pkg option?

    How many miles are on the transmission (and how has it been maintained)? How about the cooling system?

    Do you plan on filling the van up to the roof and towing at the same time? Then I'd recommend against it.

    Breaking down on the road and with a trailer dosn't leave you many choices.
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    I put the trailer hitch on.
    I only have a few things to transport, like a few moving boxes, two twin size matrasses with spring boxes (that's why I need a trailer, too large) , a rockingchair, 5 alluminum wheels without tires, 4 suitcase.

    The Van is maintained very well, got 90.000 mls on it. Changed transmission fluid and filter, coolant, oil (got castrol high mileage oil in) new Monroe shocks for heavy loads, new breaks.......
    I have a 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.3. It is old, but payed and it runs great. I love my MiniVan.

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    It would probably be a good idea to install an external transmission cooler. Then you have a chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD King View Post
    Hi,

    I have a class III Hidden hitch on my 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.3l.
    We are moving 2000mls. Can I tow this 5x8 Cargo trailer form U-Haul?

    http://www.uhaul.com/guide/index.asp...nt=trailer-5x8


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    No. Not with a class III hitch.
    • Must have Class 1 tow hitch (2,000 lb. minimum weight-carrying rating)
    '97 Chrysler Grand Voyager 3.3 LE (UK Model) , 167,000 miles. Dual Fuel Petrol/LPG. Tow Pack.
    Now sold. New owner is using as a project ! Replaced by a 2000 Nissan Primera 2.0L Sport+

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade1127 View Post
    No. Not with a class III hitch.
    • Must have Class 1 tow hitch (2,000 lb. minimum weight-carrying rating)
    I think class 3 will go to 5000 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade1127 View Post
    No. Not with a class III hitch.
    • Must have Class 1 tow hitch (2,000 lb. minimum weight-carrying rating)
    I dont understand. Isnt a class III hitch better?

    Class III Hitch:
    Capacity:
    Tongue Weight: 350 lbs
    Gross Towing: 3,500 lbs
    Weight Distribution Capacity:
    Tongue Weight: 500
    Gross Towing Weight: 5,000
    I have a 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.3. It is old, but payed and it runs great. I love my MiniVan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
    It would probably be a good idea to install an external transmission cooler. Then you have a chance.
    There is already a transmission cooler on it. So do I need a second one?
    I have a 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.3. It is old, but payed and it runs great. I love my MiniVan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD King View Post
    There is already a transmission cooler on it. So do I need a second one?
    Is there an external one (in addition to the one built into the radiator)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade1127 View Post
    No. Not with a class III hitch.
    • Must have Class 1 tow hitch (2,000 lb. minimum weight-carrying rating)
    It should read "Must have a minimum of a Class I hitch".
    A Class III can handle more weight than a Class I.

    Quote Originally Posted by MAD King View Post
    There is already a transmission cooler on it. So do I need a second one?
    Your going to be taxing the transmission towing the trailer. Being that it is winter time, you probably can get away with just the built in one.
    Are you going to be towing over any mountains?
    Just a note: If you have five dollars and Chuck Norris has five dollars, Chuck Norris has more than you.

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