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Toyota Sienna, Towing, Van
#29 of 51 Re: Hitch DIY [ateixeira]
Aug 04, 2009 (8:05 am)
You can buy it on eBay for $135 shipped. I didn't get the wiring harness, since for now I only got bikes to put on a hitchrack. I heard some folks had hard time installing other hitches (curt, etc.) because of the small margin of error for the predrilled holes, and uhaul one is the easiest to install. You don't lose much ground clearance either, since it won't be the lowest point of the undercarriage. I would admit though it certainly doesn't look as good as an OEM hitch, but that's what you expect from aftermarkets.
#30 of 51 Re: Hitch DIY [airmanmj2001]
Aug 05, 2009 (8:30 am)
Good price, though I'd want the wiring also. Did you ever find out how much extra that would cost?
#31 of 51 Re: Hitch DIY [airmanmj2001]
Aug 29, 2009 (1:32 pm)
Thanks for your info- I'm looking at purchasing the uhaul hitch you noted (78720)- what size bike rack can be used with it- the one I'm looking at says it converts from 2" to ! 1/4" easily. Haven't ordered anything yet- hoping to make sure sure the bike rack and trailer hitch work together first. Thanks to anyone who knows. Artie
#32 of 51 Towing info for 96 Sienna
Nov 08, 2009 (9:42 pm)
Hello. This information is probably already on here somewhere, but here I go anyway.
I have a 98 Sienna and would like to know if it will handle towing a two horse trailer. I don't have a specific one in mind because I don't know if it will work.
I also would like to know whether it will be a job my husband would be able to do himself. He's handy, but not a Toyota tech.
Thanks for any information.
#33 of 51 Re: Towing info for 96 Sienna [palstring]
Nov 09, 2009 (7:54 am)
Usually folks who tow that much get airbags to support the rear suspension. How heavy is it?
#34 of 51 Re: Towing info for 96 Sienna [ateixeira]
Nov 09, 2009 (9:21 am)
I don't know how much it weighs. I haven't decided on a trailer yet. We won't be hauling horses though. We raise Alpine Dairy goats. There would only be 4 or 5 in it at a time. I guess it would be up to 650 lbs. of goat.
#35 of 51 Re: Towing info for 96 Sienna [palstring]
Nov 10, 2009 (12:21 pm)
Doesn't sound like too big a load. Unless it's a big covered trailer or something.
#36 of 51 2004 Sienna AWD with factory installed Towing package
Dec 05, 2009 (7:54 pm)
I'm thinking of buying a 20' Lund fishing boat that has its own surge brakes on the trailer. Empty Boat & motor weigh 2180 lbs; add in 40 gallons of gas, trolling motor, 3 batteries, fishing equipment; it will probably be around 2500-2800 lbs. My hitch is rated for 3500 lbs with tongue weight of 350 lbs.
It's a Toyota 2004 Sienna AWD with factory installed Towing package. Can I pull this boat/motor/trailer without long-term damage to the van (48,000 miles) described above? It pulls the boat okay but it sure seems to work hard up and down hills.
Will additional items (air bags, etc.) help? Can they be added at home or what?
#37 of 51 Re: 2004 Sienna AWD with factory installed Towing package [muskieman]
Dec 08, 2009 (11:13 am)
I've heard air bags do help, but I haven't actually put on a hitch yet.
You're not at the limit so you may do fine without them. Plus you know they exist if you do end up needing them.
#38 of 51 wheelchair lift for 2010 Sienna
Jan 04, 2010 (10:34 pm)
I need to hang a wheelchair lift on the rear of my 2010 Sienna. It DOES NOT have a towing package. Total weigth of lift and chair will be in 300-325 lb range. The manual states max tongue weight of 120 lbs without the tow package. Any ideas?Load levelers? Weight distribution hitch? The dealer seems clueless, and can't say if any change (hitch, levelers, WDH) will effect warranty.