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    Pacifica VS Caravan

    There are 2 kinds of buyers of mini vans....
    People movers.
    Multi purpose.
    I am the 2nd kind. I usally keep all the back seats down for all the hauling i do. I find the Caravan as nice compromise for not haveing to own 2 cars/trucks. When I;m done hauling the mulch/lumber/furniture...up go the seats and the whole family goes on a trip.
    If you want a people mover the Pacifca wins hands down but it looks so nice even I would feel guilty putting a 2x4 in it.
    How do you folks use your mini van????????

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    Any vehicle I own will be used to haul whatever is needed. After all, is nothing but another vehicle.

    I don't see anything special on a Pacifica.







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    My 2014 T&C Limited is a work horse all the time and seats remain stowed except on the rare occasion that I have more than one passenger. When hauling really dirty things...like this weekend...I first throw a tarp over the carpet.

    I have an old '73 Dodge truck that does some local hauling, but if I have to drive any distance, the comfortable, fuel efficient van gets the call.

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    I use our GC for both, although mostly as a people mover for our 4 kids. It has hauled furniture and lumber for us, and runs to the dump with a tarp laid out with all of the seats folded down.
    '09 Dodge GC SXT 4.0
    '05 Pontiac GTO 6.0

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    While I do take good care of my vehicles, both form the mechanical and aesthetic point of view, I'm not afraid to use them to their full potential, even if it men's a bit of extra wear and tear. I bought them to serve me, not the other way around.

    2015 Dodge // Grand Caravan Crew
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    I have always used my vans for everything.....that is why I buy them. They are the most practical vehicle. We take trips, go camping, pull the RV, home depot runs, when we all go to eat out (my neighbors and us) we always take the minivans, go on trips to the Casino with friends and neighbors, move things etc. We do it even with the new Pacifica. It is just as capable if not more than my previous generation models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damoncaravanman View Post
    I have always used my vans for everything.....that is why I buy them. They are the most practical vehicle. We take trips, go camping, pull the RV, home depot runs, when we all go to eat out (my neighbors and us) we always take the minivans, go on trips to the Casino with friends and neighbors, move things etc. We do it even with the new Pacifica. It is just as capable if not more than my previous generation models.
    Congrats on the purchase!

    I think this is the first I've seen of this.

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    We use ours for everything.

    Hauling people
    Roadtrips
    Dump runs
    Home Depot runs (4x8 sheets of whatever, patio stones, etc, etc)
    Moving (this happens all too much!)


    I've posted these pictures before:




    Considering all the messy stuff that has gone into our van, the only wear in the back is from the 49" wide MDF sheets that we've hauled a couple times. They do rub a bit going in around the rear wheel wells. Not that noticeable unless you are vacuuming the van or the rear seat is stowed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UN4GTBL View Post
    We use ours for everything.

    Hauling people
    Roadtrips
    Dump runs
    Home Depot runs (4x8 sheets of whatever, patio stones, etc, etc)
    Moving (this happens all too much!).....


    Considering all the messy stuff that has gone into our van, the only wear in the back is from the 49" wide MDF sheets that we've hauled a couple times. They do rub a bit going in around the rear wheel wells. Not that noticeable unless you are vacuuming the van or the rear seat is stowed.
    That is what vehicles are for.

    I also posted those pictures before:




    As I said before, a Pacifica is nothing so especial, it is just another vehicle:

    .....If you want a people mover the Pacifca wins hands down but it looks so nice even I would feel guilty putting a 2x4 in it.
    It looks so nice as many other "new" vehicles, wait a couple of years and you will see.

    Me and my wife went to see the Pacifica's, she didn't liked them at all. She had said that we better wait for the new Avalanche or Escalade EXT release.







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    We have used our vans for everything in the past 9 years of ownership.

    Road trips
    Carrying people
    Fetching building and home supplies
    Being loaded like a pack mule
    Moving ( I'm helping a friend move in April)

    Cant go wrong with a van! Serves every purpose possible.
    2011 Toyota Corolla 71,500 kms--Mom's DD
    Mods:Interior+Plate LED lighting, Seat covers, Husky Liners
    Upcoming mods: Hood visor, Window visors, door sill plates


    2004 Dodge Caravan Anniversary Edition (3.3 180HP) 276,000 Kms-Bought in 2008 with 78,215 kms-My DD
    Mods:160 AMP alt upgrade, Interior+Plate LED lighting, Painted front calipers+drums, Red pinstriping, Decals/Emblems, Door sill plates, Second hatch light, Center console, Second Underseat draw, Speakers, Window visors, Passenger grab handle, Cluster, Remote start, Phone mount, PC74 LED bulbs, rear OE mudflaps. 6 Disc DVD changer, Chrome exhaust tip, Chrome grille inserts, Bluetooth speaker

    Past vehicles:
    1999 Toyota Tercel RIP @220,191 kms, Moms first car,bought in 2003
    RIP VIDEO:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGJwx1juu50

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