I got the Mopar hitch plug for about $13 on Amazon. Not sure how much it is on ebay or from the dealer.I need to order one on eBay.
Not yet. I was going to swap them this weekend, but after seeing info about the QuickJack posted in another thread, I'm going to hold off for a week or twoOff topic, do you have your winter tires on yet? I like the tire/rim package you ordered, but want to see it on the van first.
Don't know why they would have a hard time.......Chrysler makes that bumper cover, they just need to order it.Has anyone had issues or even tried adding the tow package by a dealer? As part of our sales agreement, we got the dealer to commit to throwing in the tow package as soon as the parts are available. We agreed this would only consist of the hitch and wiring harness (no new radiator, alternator, etc.). Well the day finally came 1 yr later that the parts were "available". My Pacifica is currently at the dealer for install and they just called to tell me that they are trying to find a bumper/fascia (specifically, a part number) that will fit with the hitch. Has anyone dealt with this?
So if we bought a 2017 Pacifica w/o the tow package (because we didn't even know about it), we will never be able to tow more than 1,400 lbs? My trailer weights that much and we were hoping to add a hitch to tow our trailer. It looks like we would have to do a lot of upgrades and that doesn't seem cheap. Any advice? TIAIf you've already purchased a Pacifica w/o the tow package you can certainly add a trailer hitch and that would likely work just fine. If you order a Pacifica with the Trailer Tow Group option you get a 'group' of upgrade items:
TRAILER TOW GROUP
1- 220 Amp Alternator - The alternator charges your battery whenever your engine is running and supplies additional electric power for the vehicle's electrical systems.
2- Seven pin and four pin Trailer Tow Wiring Harness
3- Class II Hitch with 2 -Inch Receiver. The Class II receiver hitch available on the Chrysler Pacifica models is a weight-carrying hitch rated up to 3,500 pounds of Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight of 300 pounds.
4- Heavy Duty Radiator
The heavy-duty radiator is designed to vent excess heat generated by heavy engine use.
5- Trailer Sway Damping
Trailer Sway Control+ recognizes unexpected vehicle or trailer motion that is not caused by steering input. The system then uses Electronic Stability Control+ to apply brake pressure on alternating wheels and adjust engine throttle to help eliminate the sway and maintain the vehicle and trailer system stability.
I'm not sure you've read to the end of this thread. My post just above yours answers your question: An aftermarket hitch can tow the same amount. It just doesn't benefit from the slightly larger radiator or sway control software. But if you don't tow high grades in high heat, or have unstable loads or cross-winds, there's no technical reason the aftermarket can't match the tow package. I speak from experience after towing 3600lbs in the rockies on an aftermarket hitch. The Pacifica behaved very confidently. No sway issues. Transmission/engine temps were normal. The tow package doesn't even help with transmission cooling. Just engine cooling. And the regular radiator cooled our engine just fine. In either case, the dash will tell you both temps at any time.So if we bought a 2017 Pacifica w/o the tow package (because we didn't even know about it), we will never be able to tow more than 1,400 lbs? My trailer weights that much and we were hoping to add a hitch to tow our trailer. It looks like we would have to do a lot of upgrades and that doesn't seem cheap. Any advice? TIA