Thank you in advance. My wife and I bought a 2000 Chevy Venture. My
dad has a jayco pop-up trailer that we want to tow behind the Venture.
How can I tell if the factory installed tow package is there. On
chey's website it says the tow package does NOT come with a trailer
hitch. I will have to have one of these installed. Our van does have
the compressor in the back. Does this mean the tow package is
installed. The way I understand it is the compressor is used to
automatically raise the rear end.
As you said, compressor is for auto leveling (rear) to compensate for load.
It does not has anything to do with towing package (although it does help a
bit). I would check for transmission cooler and brake system.
Look for an unused electrical plug underneath the van in the left rear
corner (in the vicinity of the auto levelling air compressor) - the plug is
part of the factory towing package, for hooking up a trailer light harness.
Typically the U-vans with a trailering option will have an engine oil cooler
that is between the oil filter and engine block. Radiator coolant
circulates thru the cooler. This link shows a pix:
I believe the RPO is KC4. Look on the glovebox lid interior for a label
with a bunch of 3 alpha-numeric codes. See if KC4 is one of them.... or
look at the oil filter to see if small rubber coolant lines are going to it.
Also the other poster's recommendation to have a dealer run a build sheet is
good. Trailering packages generally require an upgraded suspension too. In
any case if it has the engine oil cooler there's a near 100% chance it has
the trailering package.
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