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NorthernIllinoisPlumber
post Feb 13 2010, 10:42 AM
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We have a 2002 Ford Windstar. Great vehicle, 118k. It has a hitch that can tow either our 1988 jayco PUP, or our utility trailer. It does not have the tow package. If we add it, we can tow the PUP. Are we talking about a tranny cooler and some heavy duty rear springs? The Ford dealer was no help as to info.



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post Feb 13 2010, 03:02 PM
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The old rule of thumb is what ever your towing that it's no more than 80% of your vehicle towing capacity including cargo & people. lots of different opinions on this but this is how I've always understood it.

As far as tow package it's usually something you order when you buy a new tow vehicle.
Things that it "could" include would be a receiver, break controller wiring and controller, transmission cooler, heavy duty battery & alternator, and higher rear end gears (3.08 gears would not as good for towing but 3.87 or over 4.0 would be much better) Again I'm just providing a general idea, not giving pacifics. lots of opinions on this also...

oops... forgot to add as long as your popup fits within your Ford Windstar specs.. it should be fine, especially for weekend trips or short vacations, Tow Packages are more for larger TT's or 5th wheels...IMO


Hope this helps,
Mike
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