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post #41 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-07-2018, 01:25 PM
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Interesting as I just rented a Pacifica and was slightly above the max cargo capacity. I found the transmission to struggle at low speeds, but it was fine at highway speeds.
Weird. I thought it behaved extremely well at any speed... though I mainly drove highway through the Rockies. In fact, when I first tested towing a car on a 2-wheel dolly, I had forgot to unset the e-brake on the car. I didn't even notice it was leaving two trails of shredded rubber until I stopped a block later! (Yes, I had to replace the rear tires on that car).


What were you towing (trailer+cargo)? Just wondering if you were more than slightly above max...

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post #42 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-07-2018, 01:32 PM
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Weird. I thought it behaved extremely well at any speed. In fact, when I first tested towing a car on a 2-wheel dolly, I had forgot to unset the e-brake on the car. I didn't even notice it was leaving two trails of shredded rubber until I stopped a block later! (Yes, it was an expensive mistake).


What were you towing (trailer+cargo)? Just wondering if you were more than slightly above max...
This was without the trailer. I have never had any issues here on the east coast with my personal pacifica and trailer.

However, I just vacationed out west in a rental Pacifica which was over the max cargo capacity (though by at most 100 lbs) and the transmission just did not know what to do at low speeds, on inclines, at altitude. In normal it would not downshift fast enough and in Low it would not upshift fast enough.
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