Is my pacifica okay to two these hybrid trailers – 2017+ chrysler pacifica minivan forums gas works park

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I towed that exact same KZ trailer with the Pacifica from Michigan to Yellowstone round trip. Used a weight distribution with anti-sway hitch. 2 adults & 3 kids 3rd -7th grade. Towed with water & waste tanks empty between campgrounds, lightly packed with minimal gear & only fridge & dry food stuff. I weighed on truck scale before trip and we were within 25 lbs of the combined vehicle plus trailer limits. Within axel limits as well. The Pacifica was not sagging at the rear and handling was quite stable. Braking also good with the electric trailer brakes properly adjusted on the controller. However, the trailer exceeds the frontal area maximum limit specified for the van in the owner’s manual. The van struggled with wind resistance over 60 – 65 depending on headwinds. The gearing of the transmission & the fact you can not select/hold lower gears exacerbates the issue. Too bad since the engine has enough torque & power & the chassis can handle the weight comfortably enough. This was a rental & a one time trip. Because carrying all our normal camping stuff & bikes would put us over weight, plus the kids getting bigger & wanting to bring friends, I wouldn’t personally choose this trailer & tow vehicle combination. However, less passengers, careful packing, flat geography, & not being in a hurry, the KZ hybrid is theoretically “towable by a minivan.”

I towed that exact same KZ trailer with the Pacifica from Michigan to Yellowstone round trip. Used a weight distribution with anti-sway hitch. 2 adults & 3 kids 3rd -7th grade. Towed with water & waste tanks empty between campgrounds, lightly packed with minimal gear & only fridge & dry food stuff. I weighed on truck scale before trip and we were within 25 lbs of the combined vehicle plus trailer limits. Within axel limits as well. The Pacifica was not sagging at the rear and handling was quite stable. Braking also good with the electric trailer brakes properly adjusted on the controller. However, the trailer exceeds the frontal area maximum limit specified for the van in the owner’s manual. The van struggled with wind resistance over 60 – 65 depending on headwinds. The gearing of the transmission & the fact you can not select/hold lower gears exacerbates the issue. Too bad since the engine has enough torque & power & the chassis can handle the weight comfortably enough. This was a rental & a one time trip. Because carrying all our normal camping stuff & bikes would put us over weight, plus the kids getting bigger & wanting to bring friends, I wouldn’t personally choose this trailer & tow vehicle combination. However, less passengers, careful packing, flat geography, & not being in a hurry, the KZ hybrid is theoretically “towable by a minivan.”

My wife and I talked about it last night and we’re 90% sure we’re going with an upgraded pop-up… but the thought of never having to deal with tent/awning setup has still got us on the fence. The Pacifica is a lease so weighing the possibility of towing the hybrid a few times this year, then trading in for an SUV before next spring.