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I just bought used jayco camper that weighs about 2700

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I just bought used...

I just bought used jayco camper that weighs about 2700 pounds, I plan to tow it with a dodge minivan with a factory installed hitch, will that work?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Dodge?

2011, dodge grand cara van with 3.6 L engine

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?

70,000 miles 6 speed automatic

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Dodge is ok, I was Hoping Jayco could tell me if I need anything special (sway bar) TO

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Also camper has elec brakes can jayco camper person advise?

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RV Mechanic: peterpete190, Auto Technician replied 3 months ago
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Hi, my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases, I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.
I am here Sundays through Thursdays from around 5 am to 2 pm Mountain time.If you respond and I do not respond back right away I will do so as soon as I can.

Your tow capacity is 3600 pounds so you look to be o.k. here.You need to make sure you have a class 3 hitch installed on the dodge though.Usually, a dealer or the RV facility can inspect it to see.If not you need to install one.Below is the best place to purchase a direct fit hitch assembly for your exact model.

https://www.etrailer.com/hitch-2011_Dodge_Grand+Caravan.htm

You will also need a trailer brake controller which will need to be wired in.

https://www.etrailer.com/bc-2011_Dodge_Grand+Caravan.htm

If your vehicle has the tow package then you won't need to wire in any trailer wires as long as it has the correct plug on your vehicle for the trailer brake ( usually a 6 round or larger plug).

If more help is needed, use the reply tab to continue our conversation. If no further assistance is needed, kindly rate my service, your 5-star rating is appreciated ( should be a link to click on here or above).You can rate at any time and we can continue to work on your question as this will not close out your question.I work on delivering the best answer and help here but in some cases, it can be difficult to do without seeing the vehicle.

Thanks Pete

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