I have an overwhelming urge to buy a table.
Not just any table but a long one. Or one that comes in multiple boxes.
If not a table then I want to carpool. I want to drive all the kids in the neighbourhood somewhere or maybe just have a car party where we never actually go anywhere but have a good time doing it.
These are the things that are run through my mind, every time I climb into the Dodge Caravan Crew.
I’ll be driving along normally and then I’ll check the rear-view mirror and have these random thoughts about the things we could do with this van.

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It’s the first time I’ve ever had THIS much space!
It’s not an easy thing for a chick who is used to using the brain muscles to figure out which child needs to be left behind in the grocery store parking lot if I want to get the watermelon home.
Suddenly I’m filling the extra deep cargo bin (it’s the space where the third row stow n’ go seats tuck away when I’m not using them)  in the trunk  with all my purchases and still finding there’s room for a few suitcases.
 And when all of the seats are tucked away I could easily move a hockey-playing surfer’s  entire apartment.
(Anyone?)
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When the kids are in the car they do their best to spread out and make use of it all. They’ll opt for different rows knowing they can have a TV screen each, and if I put the loudest one in the back my sanity gets a boost too.
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It’s not just me. It seems my neighbours have noticed too.
“Look at all that room! You need to have more kids,” one shouted to me as I unloaded groceries from the van on the weekend.
Um. No.
And that’s why I’m sticking to the table.
I think we should get a table! Don’t you? ;)

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This post was sponsored by Dodge Grand Caravan. All experiences and opinions are my own.

This post  was sponsored by Dodge Grand Caravan. All experiences and opinions are my own.

  • nataliewa

    I have always LOVED my Dodge Caravan and it has come in handy over the years. We just started taking ringette so love the space for ringette bags for my daughter and a friend. Our trips to the beach in the summer are great as we load up the van with chairs, shelter, picnic, beach toys and floaties. My husband usually has to make at least two trips just to carry it all and that is with us helping. AND the space for camping equipment is GREAT! We love our dodge

  • batye123

    In new vehicle – storage and advantage of the abundance of seating is one of the things I look for… nothing else mater
    only space… for storage and advantage of the abundance of seating… for whole family

  • NenaS

    I would take advantage of the abundance of seating and storage space in the Dodge Grand Caravan by offering some of my neighbors a ride to the local food bank once a week. I live in a low income area and many of the people here need the food bank, but don’t have a way to get there, it’s about 2 miles each way, but that’s too far to carry several heavy bags. I enjoy helping people and this would be a great way to do that!

  • pearcemarie

    I would love a Dodge Caravan with all that space.
    Right now we are driving a 2 door car which is not good when my 14 year old son needs to come along.
    He is tall with long legs and squishing him into the backseat makes it a painful ride for everyone especially his 11 year old and 6 year old sisters that is in the backseat with him.
    I would give my son the whole backseat to himself so he could stretch out and be happy.

  • Trish

    I would definately take a longer road trip with the family next summer! :)

  • porhay

    I would love the extra room for filling up with my catering supplies on my way to an event! Not to mention fitting a ton of people in the car as well :D

  • shar108

    I would take it on road trips

  • pureevil25

    We would be able to fit everything needed for camping or a trip to the cottage with an extra guest or two & room for the dog!

  • murphy

    I would be able to take all of my grandkids out for ice cream at the same time!

  • Janette

    Very useful to store all the equipment for camping trips.

  • kellyburk3

    Would be great for everyday use and our winter family trips to florida

  • mistycarole

    I would use it everyday. The extra room would come handy for roadtrip that’s for sure.

  • mommakoala

    Hubby and I love our photography, and sometimes it mean hauling around some rather large pieces of equipment. We also fly remote control helicopters to obtain some of our photography, so for this reason (one of many), I would take advantage of the added space.

  • tektite

    The extra space would be fantastic for all my kids’ sports equipment. It’s a mess in my current car.

  • jennyr

    I’m pregnant with twins so the added space will come in handy day to day. Amazing how many things you need to carry around!

  • Brenda

    I’d go on more road trips with my kids since there would be more room for the kids and they won’t be sitting so close together.

  • Betty

    I would take advantage of the space and seating for taking my children to university to live. They certainly take a lot of their belongings with them and we could do it in one trip instead of the multiple trips it has taken us in the past.

  • ron

    would be great for transporting all the grandaughters

  • cecesmom

    I would pick up so much more at yard sales & flea markets…! :)

  • lisa

    wow- we could take the kids, the dog and everyone’s “stuff” with room to spare. What a nice dream…to have room to spare in a vehicle….thanks

  • flower

    I would take my grandchildren to the lake for a picnic

  • lostjuan

    No more people but more stuff on vacations which has always been a complaint of mine.

  • avalen66

    Would be easy to fill with three boys and their sports equipment!

  • freddybob

    I could certainly pile more groceries into this roomy vehicle; with all the hungry mouths I have at my house!

  • deb

    I certainly could have used all that space last week when we went camping! Fitting everything, including the cat into a chevy aveo was a real challenge.

  • RobynL

    space in our truck is barely any space; we only have the bench seat and the
    back of the box where we carry a large trunk container for when we shop.
    I could use the spacious vehicle for groceries, packages, puppy and kennel
    and bikes, etc. No worries of things being taken from back of the truck would
    be an added bonus.

  • viappia

    My daughter keeps everything in the backseat so we need room for everything. Toys, books, blanket, snacks. You can never have too much room.

  • BonnieC

    haul i should say!

  • BonnieC

    love the caravans they have so much room. You can hall anything

  • brandylcat

    This would be wonderful for our family of four! We often bring my senior parents along on excursions as well, so to have all this room for people and their stuff would be great! It would also be super for all my mega grocery trips. We have a 1998 Dodge Caravan and we love it!

  • pjh

    my son is into backpacking with friends, so the space in the van would be great given the amount of gear they have

  • ArashNaghdi

    we have 3 kids so this would be a great car, the amount of storage is quite good compared to other minivans we are looking at. The DVD screen is also bigger than the competition

  • cinderellt16

    I would love to actually be able to buy some new furniture, without worrying whether or not it could fit in my car, or have to pay extra to have it delivered. I almost just bought a new headboard for my bed, but didn’t bother because i assumed I couldn’t drive it home. The Dodge Caravan would have come in handy!

  • binabug

    On the long weekend 5 of us are heading up North to visit the inlaws (haven’t seen them in years) and we’ll need to pack enough for all of us, plus bring some stuff to eat/drink (they don’t believe in eating or drinking except during meals and the kids were always hungry for snacks, plus myself, I like to drink/rehydrate myself other then just meal times) and we’re not certain if they’ll have room for all of us (two usually had to sleep on the floor but we’ve aged and grown since we saw them) so one of the kids already said they’d sleep in the vehicle instead of the hard floor (The van would be comfy)

  • Denise Taylor

    I would like to use the van for camping you could certainly carry everything you need in the van.

  • debbie jackson

    i would use the space for boys and sports equipment for practices and snacks. What a treat to have room and be comfortable also.
    debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  • Debra B

    I would use the space for the entire family including the hairy ones and actually be able to take the luggage, dog food and a few of the kids toys with room to put in some groceries to make a great family meal for everyone when we travel to the grand parents place. And everyone would be comfortable!

  • jenna3967

    We drive long distances in the summer to visit the in-laws, and it would be a wonderfully comfortable ride in this minivan.

  • dmhaen

    I would use the space to transport camping gear!

  • Silvana

    I strongly believe in car pooling, it’s good for the environment and good for people. As neighbours we need to turn to each other for help and freindship. Sharing the ride with kids, groceries, etc helps eveyone!

  • lucky

    I would use the space to transport garden supplies like bags of soil, and plants from the local plant nursery.

  • elkhornchris

    This would come in really handy in the fall when picking up veggies at farmer’s markets to can & freeze. We always have to watch how much we can buy as we shop around once a month -so it’s a big shopping trip. We live in a small town so when we make the excursion to a bigger centre we shop for groceries, hardware & lumber, and lots of water for drinking. The amount of room in this vehicle is amazing.

  • bcgirll

    I have endless garden debris to take to the dump – instead of packing it into 5 gallon pails and taking a few at a time, I could take HUGE bags full of clippings, etc. all at once.

  • MrDisco

    I would use the space to haul groceries and goodies from Costco

  • tobyhir

    Oh, my gosh, easy to fill! With a big family, dogs, always on the go, this would be ideal!

  • torooo

    For road and shopping trips.

  • dolcevita

    It is great for going on road trips and having the space to put your luggage and all of the shopping!!!

  • Sandy

    A van would be so great to have for family picnics, fishing trips etc.

  • nicolthepickle

    I would use all the extra space to keep a stroller in the van and for camping/road trips.

  • Nico

    I always seem to be filling my car with kids, hockey equipment and anything you can think of. The extra room would be definitely put to good use.

  • Nate3333

    This is a very nice car

  • margaret44

    Go for long weekend road trips and fishing trips with my family and friends.

  • lovelylindy

    It would be perfect for roadtrips. Lots of room for the whole family and all our necessities…and those not so necessary items too.

  • spamgirl

    I would use it for long trips across the country.

  • nikkialeta

    i’d love to be able to give my daughters friends a lift home! but with 2 kiddies (and 2 car seats), we can barely fit one other body between them. and let’s not mention groceries, a stroller, or anything else we need. long trips carting sleeping bags or bikes – ha – not in our honda civic! dodge grand caravan is an ideal space maximizer, and sleek to boot. i’d love to take our fam on a camping trip, with gear!

  • RobinFarr

    Very nice! We’re looking for a new vehicle and storage is one of the things we want. With one kid and another one due next month we quickly run out of room with 2 car seats in the car. I’d love something that could at least fit another adult or grandparent without squishing everyone in! And if we could fit a stroller and a dog too – bonus. :)

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