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2010 T&C: How to tell factory tow package from aftermarket hitch

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Old 09-10-2010, 12:29 PM
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Default 2010 T&C: How to tell factory tow package from aftermarket hitch

Buying 2010 T&C I ordered Trailer Tow Group package which is supposed to include the following:
- Heavy Duty Engine Cooling
- Heavy Duty Radiator
- Heavy Duty Transmission Oil Cooler
- Load Leveling & Height Control
- Trailer Tow Wiring Harness

However, I have feelings that the dealer just installed an aftermarket hitch and a wiring harness and didn't bother to install heavy duty coolers and load leveling control. How can I tell what exactly I've got from the dealer? I can post some pictures of my hitch installation if it helps.

Thank you very much,

--Alexander
 
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Old 09-10-2010, 03:47 PM
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a mopar hitch will have mopar on the hitch and mopar on the wire harness that I can see.
 
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Below are the pictures of the hitch and wiring harness of my car:


This is the only name I found on the hitch's body


That is how the hitch looks


This is my wiring harness


Picture showing how the harness' wire is connected to the break pedal's wire of the car


Label on the hitch (part 1 of 2)


Label on the hitch (part 2 of2)


Bar code on a side of the hitch

I hope these pictures will help to tell whether it is a part of the manufacturer's trailer tow group package or some aftermarket installation. Also, I wonder whether anyone can tell how to tell regular from heavy duty coolers and radiators.

--Alexnder
 
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I had already told U what to look for I dont see what I had asked u to look for this is an aftermarket setup.
 
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:32 AM
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It's a good hitch but i'd have them complete the package if it was sold as a factory to equipped van.
 
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Anyone can tell how to verify whether the car is equipped with heavy duty/additional radiators and coolers and load/level control?
 
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I wouldn't be towing ANYTHING with a minivan. Heavy Duty towing on a minivan is a myth at best. It doesn't exist. If you're pulling anything more than a pair of jet skis then IMO you're buying the wrong vehicle to do that with. I advise you to AXE this deal and step up and get yourself a quad cab Ram.

BTW, those aftermarket load specs stamped on the tow bar...they are for the tow bar NOT the Minivan.
 

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Originally Posted by TNtech View Post
I wouldn't be towing ANYTHING with a minivan. Heavy Duty towing on a minivan is a myth at best. It doesn't exist. If you're pulling anything more than a pair of jet skis then IMO you're buying the wrong vehicle to do that with. I advise you to AXE this deal and step up and get yourself a quad cab Ram.

BTW, those aftermarket load specs stamped on the tow bar...they are for the tow bar NOT the Minivan.
TNtech, I don't worry too much about my car's towing performance. I am going to tow a light inflatable boat which I can easily pull with my hands. My only concern is just to get everything that I payed for.
 
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Originally Posted by windjunkie View Post
TNtech, I don't worry too much about my car's towing performance. I am going to tow a light inflatable boat which I can easily pull with my hands. My only concern is just to get everything that I payed for.
Understood
 
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