Realistic Tow Rating +/- 2900 lbs
A word of caution to all those who tow or are thinking of towing with the Pacifica and want to do so legally & "by the book."
By the time you add the weight of your family members, trailer tongue weight & all your cargo/stuff, you will likely have only +/-2900 lbs left for the weight of the trailer before you run up against the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) limit of 8600 lbs.
Do some math before hooking up that trailer or shopping for one if using your Pacifica as the tow vehicle. While your exact trailer weight limit will differ somewhat from my calculations, the fact remains that it will be significantly less than 3500 lbs advertised max Rating unless driver is only passenger & van is completely empty.
Here are my calculations:
My Pacifica Tire Placard Load Limit: 1240 lbs
My Pacifica Curb Weight: 4680 lbs
(Touring L+ w/ 18" wheels, spare tire kit, 8th seat & full tank of gas on certified scale)
1240 Pacifica Load Limit
-290 Trailer Tongue Weight
-725 Passenger Weight (Family of 5)
-225 Cargo (Coolers, luggage, camp gear)
At max load
-950 Pacifica Load Weight less Tounge Load
-4680 Pacifica Curb Weight
-2970 Loaded Trailer Weight
At max GCWR
Be safe out there!
Last edited by Nails1; 08-16-2017 at 04:35 PM.