- Jan 26, 2012
- Omaha, NE USA
I am purchasing a boat from a good friend of mine and I am undecided as to what to tow it with. It is a 14 foot welded aluminum boat and trailer. I do not know the weight for sure. Luckily he has a truck and will deliver it here for me. I am trying to decide whether to put a hitch on our Caravan or if I should buy a truck to pull it with. Our Caravan is a 2005 short wheelbase with the 3.3 liter V-6. I would not be taking the boat very far. At most- 50 miles of relatively flat ground. I have had regular transmission fluid changes and my van is in great mechanical shape right now at 117k miles. The van is our daily driver and I don't want to ruin it. Normally I would not jump into buying a boat without having this figured out, but this boat has some sentimental value and I don't want to miss out on it. Would it be a bad idea to tow this boat with the van?