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Old 08-31-2013, 12:23 AM   #1
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Question Hi Everyone, we're a "french couple from Québec" looking to buy a 17B...

Our tow véhicule will be a Dodge Grand Caravan 2013. I'm curious to read about yours experiences witch that specific 17B combos.

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Sylvie & Réal
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:51 AM   #2
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The towing capacity of the 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan is 3600 pounds according to this source: Dodge Canada | Minivans | 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Efficiency

The loaded weight of an Escape 17B is less than 3000 pounds according to this source: Trailer Weights in the Real World - Fiberglass RV

Looks like you should be okay.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:27 AM   #3
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Hi Sylvie & Réal, welcome to the Escape Forum. You'll find the answers you seek here... members are a sharing group.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:46 AM   #4
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Welcome. I tow a 17b with a Toyota sienna that has a towing capacity of 3500 lbs and have no problems. I believe there are one or two caravan owners here
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:47 PM   #5
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Welcome. I tow a 17b with a Toyota Sienna that has a towing capacity of 3500 lbs and have no problems. I believe there are one or two caravan owners here
I also tow my 17B with a Sienna, but her age is creeping up (2005) as we go only about 35 mph up to the top of the Siskiyou summit (about 4300' elevation). On level ground, it is hard to remember the "Suite Escape" is back there.
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:38 PM   #6
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Thank you for your replies and good words. From now on we've got to save some money to afford that rig.
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:13 PM   #7
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Hi Sylvie & Réal. welcome to the world of Escape trailers. A good choice. Hope you can save up your pennies and get one soon. Well, dollars maybe, seeing we no longer have pennies in Canada.
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:31 PM   #8
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Thank You Jim! We're working on it... and continue reading your posts and others.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:16 PM   #9
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Welcome! I too tow a 17B with a 2006 Toyota Sienna with towing capacity of 3500lbs without issue. Sure, we take it easy on mountain passes and usually try to just ride the tail of a decently fast semi, but we haven't had any trouble with power, we're trying to baby the van because we want to keep it going strong for years! On flat, decently paved highway, we hardly know it's there.
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:17 AM   #10
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Love seeing all the Toyota Sienna towing vehicles out there. We too pull our 17B with a 2005 Sienna 3500 towing capacity and find it does an excellent job.
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