Just finished 1500 mile road trip with a ~2800 lb popup camper.
As the title says I just got back from a 1500 mile road trip through PA, NY, and parts of Canada, including some decent hills in the finger lakes area and upstate PA along US-15. Pacifica pulled like a champ. Some facts for those of you thinking about towing.
- Total weight was 8300 lbs, so very close to the 8600 lb max.
- I do not have a factory tow package, but I did install a brake controller and hitch.
- The popup has friction anti sway bar, but no WD Hitch.
- There was suspension sag, I would say the real world max tongue weight is 300 lbs. Not 360.
I never once experienced any issues towing. No sway ever, temps were all about 10-15% above normal, which is well within normal limits. Braking was fine and on the major hills, on US-15 I kept the speed to 55 mph so the RPM's would stay below 3500. I also noticed the oil change gauge dropped at about twice the normal rate, so you will need more oil changes if towing. However I change the oil myself so that is not a huge expense.
Also MPG highway was always above 18, the final 200 mile stretch today was 21.
2018 Pacifica Touring plus
Last edited by mattlreese; 07-02-2019 at 06:50 AM.