Last post on Feb 06, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#13 of 17 Re: Rear suspension air bags [jimbo826]
Jul 21, 2008 (9:35 pm)
Any luck finding air bags for the the 2008 Sequoia(stock with coil springs, not the models already fitted with rear air suspension)?
#14 of 17 Re: Rear suspension air bags [08conestoga]
Jul 27, 2008 (3:08 pm)
I'm not sure who might have air bags for an 08 but there are other alternatives (I'm guessing you did not get the rear load leveling suspension option on your Sequoia).
I have limited experience with the "after market" air bags but the relatively inexpensive ones I purchased leak continuously (this is not on a Sequoia). I have already replaced them once but I won't get into that.
A company called Timbren has some good reviews. They have a pretty simple and effective solution but it limits your ability to "soften" the ride manually or by control. IOW, it's installed and uses no air.
If you google "Timbren & Sequoia" you will find them and they show a model for the 08 Sequoia. I would call just to verify. (I do not work for or sell Timbren products).
#15 of 17 towing brake control
Nov 17, 2009 (9:50 pm)
I have a 2005 Sequoia LE. Does the towing package it came with fit the requirements for pulling a travel trailer with dry weight of 4280 lbs? I've been told that I need to install a brake control system...?
#16 of 17 2002 Sequoia towing
Jan 30, 2010 (1:51 pm)
We recently purchased a 2006 Coachmen Captiva Travel Trailer (dry weight is 4500lbs, gross weight is 6200lbs) and are in the market to purchase a vehicle to tow it. A co-worker of mine has a 2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited Sport Utility 4D with only 80,000 miles on it that she is selling. What is the towing capacity? and will it be able to tow the trailer with a 4.7L V8 engine? Is this vehicle a safe option for our family?
#17 of 17 Re: 2002 Sequoia towing [newtorvs]
Feb 06, 2010 (4:14 pm)
The engine is strong enough. However, you need to find out what the Mfg. recommends. Ask your friend to see the owners manual. You also may need to get a Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH). WDH displaces the weight around the frame of the vehicle. Also, for that trailer I would highly recommend an electric break controller, provided the camper has electric breaks. I currently own a 2006 4 Runner with the same engine above. We made the trip to WDW from NJ this year and it towed beautifully. The typical amount of weight that I am pulling is around 5100 lbs. but the dry weight of my unit is 4400 lbs. My 4 Runner is rated for 7000 lbs. Plenty of weight to go, even when you add in all of the passengers. However, I am looking for a bigger SUV so I was checking out what everyone on here had to say about the Sequoia, very skeptical about getting a Chevy or a Ford again.