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Old 10-16-2018, 07:03 PM   #1
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I am thinking of purchasing a 16' Sport and would like to know if the Sienna is suitable for towing it. What sort of changes need be done to Sienna?
Springs? Tranny cooler? ???
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:28 PM   #2
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I am thinking of purchasing a 16' Sport and would like to know if the Sienna is suitable for towing it. What sort of changes need be done to Sienna?
Springs? Tranny cooler? ???
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Toyota towing prep package. Plus a trailer brake controller.
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:40 PM   #3
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I am thinking of purchasing a 16' Sport and would like to know if the Sienna is suitable for towing it. What sort of changes need be done to Sienna?
Springs? Tranny cooler? ???
Thanks
If you have the tow package from Toyota it comes with an external trans cooler as well as an engine oil cooler. Rear suspension is good and doesn't require air bags or anything in my opinion as long as it is all set up properly, including a brake controller as already mentioned.

We have a 2017 Sienna with the same engine and 8 speed transmission. Currently we tow a SOB trailer and it works very well. This our 3rd Sienna that we are towing with and we love using it as it is comfortable has tons of room and a pretty good payload. Our trailer is 28 ft long and much heavier than the 16 Sport you are considering.
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:43 PM   #4
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The Toyota Sienna has a 3500 lb tow rating, and the 16 weighs about 2900 lbs empty. So, loaded, you will be right at the limit. Check the payload of the Sienna. That is the maximum combined weight of people, trailer tongue weight and stuff that you can carry.
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:02 AM   #6
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Thank you all for the great information. Still doing the research. Looking forward to getting on the road sooner rather than later.
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:02 AM   #7
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Welcome to the forum! You might want to check the tow ratings of each and every trim package in the AWD version of the Sienna. The "loaded" packages may have a lower tow rating IMO. We considered getting one, but opted for a Ford Transit van for the higher tow rating.

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Old 11-10-2018, 06:41 AM   #8
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PS -- XLE package lowers tow rating to 1500?



https://www.siennachat.com/forum/20-...-1500-lbs.html

Your window sticker and Toyota data based on your VIN may clarify IMO.

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Old 11-11-2018, 03:51 PM   #9
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Tow package

Looks like that was just one year and the rating is back up. See post about towing more than 3500 with 2017 Sienna.
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Thanks for the update.

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Our trailer is 28 ft long and much heavier than the 16 Sport you are considering.
What is the weight of your trailer? Is your tow weight limit 3500 lbs.?

The Sport 16 weighs 2860 dry, and is rated for a loaded max of 3500, according to AS:

https://www.airstream.com/travel-tra...ort/floorplan/

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What is the weight of your trailer? Is your tow weight limit 3500 lbs.? ...........
The weight of the trailer trip ready is approx 5200 lbs. it may vary by 50-75 lbs depending on how long of a trip we are taking.
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The weight of the trailer trip ready is approx 5200 lbs. it may vary by 50-75 lbs depending on how long of a trip we are taking.
Thanks. As I asked before:

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Is your tow weight limit 3500 lbs.?
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Does your Sienna have after-market modifications which permit towing 5200 pounds?

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