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Old 06-26-2012, 07:12 AM   #1
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Towing Break-In?

Our TV is an 06 Chrysler Pacifica. In the vehicle manual it say for the first 500 miles of trailer towing not to exceed 50 MPH. Does anyone know why this is? We've never towed anything before so we're learning and taking it slow anyway!
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:21 AM   #2
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Sounds like that would be if you were towing when the Pacifica was new. Larry
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:53 AM   #3
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That would be for the vehicle break in period for your engine when your vehicle was brand new. You will be fine, just take it to a empty parking lot to practice backing up. It will take time to learn,
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:11 AM   #4
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What they said.
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After reading the wording a few times that's what I realized! We are going to an empty lot this week to practice and go a drive on the highway to get used to it!
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:15 AM   #6
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Trailer towing will put loads on the engine that is does not normally have otherwise. Make sure all your fluids are fresh and full.

Double checking the hitch, tire pressure and tire conditions will be a regular thing prior and during towing.

I don't know the size trailer but make sure you have a trailer brake controller if needed.
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Do you have any feedback on the best mirrors to get for the Pacifica? We just bought a hybrid, x17Z, and pick it up next week. I've been looking at the options, and there are many. Lots seem to like the cipa mirrors. Any suggestions?
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During the practicing of backing up it will be best to have a spotter on the ground. My wife and I communicate with walkie talkies and it's taken a while to build up trust, but now I trust her directions completely.
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