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I have been collecting this type of information for my other vehicles, but until recently had no reason to for my 2015 or 2012 DGC. I purchased the 2015 used with a bit of damage to it. It looked like easy fixes, so I "stole" the parts from my 2012 that was to be towed away within a few days.

So my one upgrade to add to this list is:

Swap out the center row stow-a-way seat floor doors. The 2015's were cheaped out. The 2012 had a piano hinge all the way across the split and the locking mechanism also went to both hinges. The sound insulation was way better as well.
I am not sure when they started getting cheaper, so there may be other years. The only other difference for me was the 2015 had finger holes and the 2012 did not. No biggie for me. Please add any you know about. If this takes off, I will try and edit it to keep it flowing.

 

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I do have a 2012 T & C and also a 2017 DGC.

The cover on the 2017 is actually an improvement over the 2012.

No finger hole, maybe yours is missing the little thingy to lift it, it can be removed.

Regarding hinges, I think the new hinges are actually an improvement, more sturdier and not prone to freeze due to rust.

Insulation is actually better on my 2017, the rear mat locks into place on that cover, so the adds another layer of insulation.

No, the one on my 2012 is not better than the one on my 2017 DGC, it is the other way around.
 

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Interesting!

Do you have pictures of the "finger holes"?
I'll look and see if I have any pictures.

I do have a 2012 T & C and also a 2017 DGC.

The cover on the 2017 is actually an improvement over the 2012.

No finger hole, maybe yours is missing the little thingy to lift it, it can be removed.

Regarding hinges, I think the new hinges are actually an improvement, more sturdier and not prone to freeze due to rust.

Insulation is actually better on my 2017, the rear mat locks into place on that cover, so the adds another layer of insulation.

No, the one on my 2012 is not better than the one on my 2017 DGC, it is the other way around.

Not sure why, but what I posted for me is true.



So do either of you have any upgrades to add to the lis?
 

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The 2015's were cheaped out. The 2012 had a piano hinge all the way across the split and the locking mechanism also went to both hinges. The sound insulation was way better as well.
I am not sure when they started getting cheaper, so there may be other years.
This seems to be the common trend with these vans. The first 2 or 3 years in a model refresh of Caravans gets the good stuff. Then the middle to tail end they are CHEAPED OUT. The 4th gens are the same way.
 

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This seems to be the common trend with these vans. The first 2 or 3 years in a model refresh of Caravans gets the good stuff. Then the middle to tail end they are CHEAPED OUT. The 4th gens are the same way.

Not necessarily, the 2013+ got better brakes.
 

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Not necessarily, the 2013+ got better brakes.
+1

As I had said before, I looked to both, my 2012 & 2017.

2017 was better in my opinion.

I still believe his 2015 was stripped of some parts, but seems like he is not willing to post pictures.

Agreed, that "piano hinge" was replaced for a different type of hinge, more sturdy in my opinion.

Insulation is actually better on my 2017.

He bought his 2015 with some kind of damage, I would think seller removed some parts before he got rid of it.
 

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Still waiting for pictures, not hard to get them nowadays.

Here are pics of some taken out of a 2018.

No "finger holes", good quality hinges and good insulation.

2018 Caravan Stow and Go covers.

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In my opinion, those hinges are an upgrade vs piano or continuous hinges. Insulation is also good. Mats atrach to this cover, so that even ads another "extra" layer of insulation. Those little holes shown on the top picture is where the mats attach to.

Cheaped out?, I don't think so.
 

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Still waiting for pictures, not hard to get them nowadays.

Here are pics of some taken out of a 2018.

No "finger holes", good quality hinges and good insulation.

2018 Caravan Stow and Go covers.

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In my opinion, those hinges are an upgrade vs piano or continuous hinges. Insulation is also good. Mats atrach to this cover, so that even ads another "extra" layer of insulation. Those little holes shown on the top picture is where the mats attach to.

Cheaped out?, I don't think so.
Are you always this "Troll"y? I do not own a cell phone and my camera is broke. By all means though, come to my house and take some pictures of the 2012 doors in my 2015. The 2015 doors are in the 2012 and have long since been towed away.
 

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Are you always this "Troll"y? I do not own a cell phone and my camera is broke. By all means though, come to my house and take some pictures of the 2012 doors in my 2015. The 2015 doors are in the 2012 and have long since been towed away.
Sometimes.

It happens that I own a 2012 and a 2017.

I don't doubt yours have a finger hole, but because something is missing.

My 2017 looks better to me.

So far no one else have finger holes in their covers, so nothing wrong with checking to make sure is not missing something.

Believe me, many members here have a 2015 model like yours, no one have replied so far and reporting it.
 

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My 2015 doesn't have finger holes. It looks like Levy's pictures.
 

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Our 2011 doesn't have "finger holes" for what it's worth....
As far as I know, none of the chrysler vehicles have them, well except one.

This guy should check to see if something is missing instead of criticizing my post.

Looking at both, my 2012 & 2017 vehicles, I would think his 2015 was scraped off of some parts (whether he accept it or not).

Someone else with a 2015+ can confirm.

I believe part #6 below is missing in his covers, creating the illusion of "finger holes". Some insulation might also be missing.

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Long or continuous hinges are prone to rusting/seizing, especially on cold, salty regions thus the new hinges are actually an upgrade, not the other way around as he thinks.
 

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My 2015 doesn't have finger holes. It looks like Levy's pictures.
On my 2017 the mats stay in place when you lift the cover, adding another layer of insulation because mats are always in place.

On my 2012 mats are loose and move around, don't know if that is the case on your 2015.
 

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On mine, you could probably leave them inlace, though I'm not sure, but it's easier to remove the mats first and that is what we do.
 

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My 15 GC stow and go covers look like the picture LEVY posted.
Now, I don't know how the prior years looked or felt like, but the ones on my 15 feel quite well made and sturdy. Not sure what OP refers to as finger holes, as I have no holes on mine, except to hold the factory floor mats.
 
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