Last post on May 13, 2013 at 8:11 AM
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Toyota Sienna, Towing, Van
#45 of 49 Re: 2002 sienna [shelltracker55]
Feb 02, 2010 (9:17 am)
i had a 2002 van, pulled a 16 ft double axle trailer (1500#) with about 500# load.
Van pulled the trailer fine, I believe the 2002 models came with the tow package even if they did not come with a factory hitch.
the new model 08 etc: std models do not come with the tow package, it must be ordered when vehicle is ordered new.
you should have no problem but do get the trans oil flushed, I did it at 60k then again at 110k just look at oil and if it starts looking dirty get it flushed.
#46 of 49 Another Sienna tow question
May 19, 2010 (12:57 pm)
i have a 2004 sienna....no tow package
i already have a reciever installed and wires...but...do not have the tow package IE:larger radiator, fans and HD alternator.
these are all to tow 3500 lbs...i am only going to tow about 1200-1500 lbs loaded...the popup is about 900lbs
do i need to install all this?
has anybody towed with a sienna that was not tow equiped?
#47 of 49 Re: Another Sienna tow question [johnnytoyoda]
May 19, 2010 (1:10 pm)
You're out of warranty, so there's nothing to fear as far as voiding any powertrain warranty (unless you got an extended one?).
I think you'll be fine. The normal payload of a Sienna is 1200 lbs, so that's just a normal full load, basically.
The tow prep package was standard on my 2007 (happily).
#48 of 49 2013 Sienna Tow prep & hitch questions
Nov 13, 2012 (2:27 pm)
I am shopping for a new 2013 Sienna to pull an open motorcycle trailer, GW about 1000 lbs.
We are leaning toward XLE 8 passenger to get a power passenger seat for grandma, and occasionally haul the grandkids.
Salesman says the LE model requires a "Towing Prep" option, but that the XLE has it standard. Can anyone confirm this?
The Toyota website does not list the Towing Prep as standard on the XLE. It kind-of implys it by listing the Towing Prep as an option on the LE but not on the XLE.
etrailer shows a wiring harness that requires removing panels, running a wire all the way to the front for a battery connection, and then hanging the plug out under the rear hatch door. Is all that necessary if you have the Factory "Towing Prep".
My dealer does not have the Toyota receiver hitch in stock, and cannot supply good pictures of it installed. Anyone know how it looks hanging below the bumper cover?
And lastly, why have a tow prep option that does not include the receiver hitch?
#49 of 49 2004 Sienna have factory installed towing package?
May 13, 2013 (8:11 am)
How could I verify that our 2004 Sienna has the towing package?