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#543 of 727 Re: Trailer Hitch Recommendation '04 Sienna LE [morrisos1]
Aug 12, 2005 (11:27 am)
Did you get any answer to your question? I have a 2005 LE and would like to get a hitch. I have a Hollywood 1.25 inch rack that i had for our 1999 Chevy Venture.
At the 3000 mile oil change for our Sienna I inquired at the parts department about getting a hitch. In their manual they found one for the 2004 but nothing was mentioned about the 2005s altho other parts listed both years. Does Toyota make a hitch or do we have to try one by Drawtite or Uhaul. I don't want to have to put the bike inside the vehicle or even on the roof.
#544 of 727 Re: Trailer Hitch Recommendation '04 Sienna LE [ctdriver]
Aug 12, 2005 (1:17 pm)
I recently saw an 04/05 Sienna on I-91 in Connecticut with a hitch and bike carrtier. The vehicle looked like it was loaded down with vacationing family but it appeared to have enough ground clearance to avoid scraping. On our old Venture
it would scrape the apron of our steep driveway if I backed the vehicle out with a
bike rack installed. If I backed the car up the drive and installed the rack and bikes on and drove slowly with the front end exiting the drive first I could avoid any scraping. So I can't imagine the Sienna experiencing anything worse.
#545 of 727 Re: Trailer Hitch Recommendation '04 Sienna LE [ctdriver]
Aug 16, 2005 (9:29 am)
I have an '05 Sienna LE an installed the HiddenHitch 70639
It's a Class III Round Tube Receiver Hitch, big and heavy which you would want for heavier trailers. Only in rare instances have I scrapped (steep driveways) and it wasn't that bad - just startling.
I pull a small Skamper pop-up with ease, can hardly tell itís even there. Iím curious though how others make out towing with bigger trailers weighing close to 3000 lbs as Iíd like to upgrade to a travel trailer.
#546 of 727 2001 Sienna Performance Upgrades
Aug 22, 2005 (3:19 pm)
I live in Germany and have a 2001 Sienna XLE that I would like to upgrade the suspension and brakes on. Any resources to reduce the body roll/sway and improve the braking over the stock parts? It has 82k miles and although it can cruise at 100 mph or so on the autobahn I don't feel comfortable with the current suspension or brakes. Changing the brake rotors to an aftermarket brand would probably also reduce the rear disc squeaks that still occur. Upgrading the sway bar and potentially lowering it 2 inches would probably also be very helpful. I have scoured the net but find very little out there for Sienna modifications.
#547 of 727 Re: 2nd Row Seating? / Voice Recognition Navi in the 05 Sienna [indy93]
Aug 29, 2005 (7:22 pm)
We bought a "05 Sienna Le in Aug 2005 and also want to know if we can modify the 2nd row seats to recline more. We make long trips and want to be able to sleep in the second row. I wonder if the seat-back adjustment disk (or whatever it is called) that is used on the front passenger seat would work on the 2nd row seats?
You are the only other post I have seen about this issue, are we the only ones that want to recline?
#548 of 727 Re: Weathertech Ventvisor/Rainguard [cnotez]
Sep 09, 2005 (10:55 pm)
Thanks for the respond. I finally installed the 4 window pieces and it does look really nice. I am just worried about the rubber on the front window seal where the bottom flare sits on. Is there a way to protect it so it won't cut the rubber?? I tried putting the rubber door protector but it is too thick. I may just need to pay for replacement if it gets any worst in the future.
#549 of 727 Location for spare tire on 2004 Sienna AWD
Sep 17, 2005 (10:14 am)
Do any of you have ideas for an alternate location for a spare tire on a 2004 Sienna AWD.
We are operating with out a spare and with run flat tires. We have only been getting 30K on these tires and they are expensive.
Any way to add a spare to the rear trunk lid or put it up on a roof rack. Have any of you seen these modifications?
#550 of 727 Re: Location for spare tire on 2004 Sienna AWD [macmacdevitt]
Sep 17, 2005 (5:01 pm)
There has been much discussion about "where to put a spare tire" for Sienna AWD models in this forum in the "run-flats, PAX tires for minivans" discussion title, and I urge you to review those discussions. Briefly, if it is a temporary spare, it will fit flat behind the third row seat on the driver side; Toyota actually sells a kit to secure the temporary spare to the floor of the van and includes a cover for it. If it is a full size spare, various solutions have been implemented including: standing the spare upright behind the third row seat on the driver side and securing it to the back of the seat; attaching the spare to a Yakima or Thule roof basket/rack; taking out one of the second row seats and securing the spare to the floor; or folding down the larger third row seat into the well and securing the spare to the vacated floor space. Some have also mentioned the availability of spare tire carriers that can be attached to hitch behind the van, but I have not heard of anyone on these forums actually implementing this solution..
#551 of 727 Help! 2" Square Receiver Hitch for Bike Rack on Sienna 05 XLE Ltd
Sep 18, 2005 (9:08 am)
I'd like to install a 2 " hitch on my 2005 Sienna XLE Ltd. We need to carry 2 adult and 2 child size bikes, plus gear in the back of the van. The bike shop strongly recommended getting the hitch welded to the vehicle, but the installation shop said to bolt it on, so that we could remove it later, if we ever sell the car. They also said that welding it is not necessary. Advice please!!
#552 of 727 Re: Help! 2" Square Receiver Hitch for Bike Rack on Sienna 05 XLE Ltd [kentuck100]
Sep 27, 2005 (10:50 am)
About a month or so ago I posted a similar question except that I have a 1.25"
bike rack. My investigation seems to point to the fact that nobody makes a class
I or II hitch with a 1.25" receiver for the 2004-06 Siennas.The only thing available appears to be Class III 2" receivers. Anybody know a reason for this. All other minivans have the option availble to them of the Class I and II hitches. Those of us who only plan to use the receiver for carrying bike racks and not towing a boat or motor home should have the option of installing other types of hitches on our Siennas.I have a 2005 LE.