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Old 02-18-2009, 07:41 PM   #15
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2008 suburban 4X4 2500 ______________2008 sequoia limited 4X4

352 HP/383 lb-ft_____HP/Torque_________381 HP/401 lb-ft
22.7’ ______________turning diameter _____39’
130”_______________wheelbase___________122”
68.2”_______________track_______________67.9”
8__________________seating capacity_______8
6327_______________curb weight___________6030
9300_______________tow capacity__________9100
8600_______________GVWR_______________7030
45.8 cf_____________cargo capacity_________28.4 cf
39_________________fuel tank(gal)_________26.4
14/19_______________MPG________________13/18
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:40 PM   #16
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2008 suburban 4X4 2500 ______________2008 sequoia limited 4X4

352 HP/383 lb-ft_____HP/Torque_________381 HP/401 lb-ft
22.7 ______________turning diameter _____39
130_______________wheelbase___________122
68.2_______________track_______________67.9
8__________________seating capacity_______8
6327_______________curb weight___________6030
9300_______________tow capacity__________9100
8600_______________GVWR_______________7030
45.8 cf_____________cargo capacity_________28.4 cf
39_________________fuel tank(gal)_________26.4
14/19_______________MPG________________13/18
What's the payload capacity of each? Tongue weight (weighed, not the published empty wt) + driver + passenger + cargo in the TV cannot exceed the payload capacity of the TV -- or else emergency maneuvers may not function as the engineers designed. That's navigating off the map IMO.

Payload capacity = GVWR minus curb weight.
Tongue weight = 11-13% of trailer gross weight (cannot be rigged to be less or very unstable tow results)

Using finalcutjoe's figures:
Burb_____________________________________Sequoia
2273 # ____________ Payload ______________ 1000 #

That's not enough Sequoia payload capacity to be practical. The SUV cab does add extra weight over the Tundra's pickup box.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:03 PM   #17
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I love my '06 Sequoia with the 273HP 4.7liter V8. It pulls my '67 Globetrotter like a dream. I am planning on upgrading with a TRD catback system to get a little more HP and torque (plus that sweet sound). Having now towed my GT about 1000 miles with the Sequoia I can honestly say that I wouldn't want to tow anything much heavier than about 5000# with this vehicle (even though it is rated to 6500#). I just don't like putting too much strain on the drivetrain. I know that this thread is really more about the latest generation of Sequoia, but I had to chime in since I think the last generation is soooo much better looking (FLAME ON )
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:08 PM   #18
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I love my '06 Sequoia with the 273HP 4.7liter V8. It pulls my '67 Globetrotter like a dream. I am planning on upgrading with a TRD catback system to get a little more HP and torque (plus that sweet sound). Having now towed my GT about 1000 miles with the Sequoia I can honestly say that I wouldn't want to tow anything much heavier than about 5000# with this vehicle (even though it is rated to 6500#). I just don't like putting too much strain on the drivetrain. I know that this thread is really more about the latest generation of Sequoia, but I had to chime in since I think the last generation is soooo much better looking (FLAME ON )
No flames from me! The 4.7L Sequoia is about the only SUV I'd consider replacing my Yukon with. If only those darned Toyota's weren't so expensive, even used!
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:25 AM   #19
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We have a 19' Bambi and tow with a Toyota Sequioa V8, and want to upgrade Airstream to at 25'. Are we pushing the limits?

Thanks,
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DEpends on year and drive config.

2007 4X4 rated for 6200 # towed load - same year 4X2 = 6500 #'s

Different year may be diff results. Same goes for the A/S. They were built heavier as the newer model came out.

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it should handle it just fine
dont you remember the Ad for that SUV when it came out it was towing an A/S to the desert???
YouTube - 2008 Toyota Sequoia

YouTube - Toyota Sequoia commercial
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Old 02-20-2009, 03:43 PM   #21
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it should handle it just fine


Toyota seems to be taking lessons from the European, high performance, SUV designers.
Those are very aggressive looking low profile tires on the Sequoia in that video. Should help with any handling issues.
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:43 PM   #22
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We have a 2008 Sequoia and are picking up a new 25' Safari in May. Have you done anything to your mirrors or are the ones on the vehicle adequate?
I felt that a towing mirror was need for the Sequoia. The mirrors on the vehicle are not out far enough to be able to see along the Airstream. Initially, I got the CIPA 11960 Universal Towing Mirrors, but was not very happy with them: They were hard to set up and align, and they vibrated and worked themselves out of alignment. Now we have the TOW-N-See mirrors. These are easier to attach to the vehicle's mirrors, and can be adjusted from inside by using the vehicle's power mirror controls. I got the flat mirror for the driver side, and the convex for the passenger side, but I am thinking of changing the driver side mirror to the convex one also. The driver side mirror still vibrates some, but not as much as the CIPA did. Also, I am working on getting some info from Toyota on whether the towing mirror they have for the 2008 5.7L Tundra is compatible with the 2008 5.7L Sequoia (e.g. the mounting mechanism and the electrical connections). I hope this helps. Good luck with your new Safari. We love ours
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2004 Sequoia 4.7L towing a 19'

We tow our 19' Bambi with a 4.7L Sequoia. It is a very nice combination, but I don't think I would want to pull anything longer or heavier. Not based experiance, just gut feel.

The Sequoia's mirrors are not out far enough, in my opinion. After trying clip on mirrors, suction cup based extention mirrors, we finally bit the $ bullet and got McKesh mirrors. I highly recommend them.
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:26 AM   #24
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i own a 2004 sequoia. I have a 1968 ambassador land yacht i have no other truck in my family. Will this be to hard on the toyota to pull. Oh and its a awd. And if not for long haul will it be ok for very shot distance to be parked elsewhere?
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:51 AM   #25
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The Sequoia should have no problem pulling the Ambassador. The trailer weighs less than 5,000 lbs. and has a relatively low tongue weight.

I don't think the Sequoia came with tow mirrors. Not sure about transmission cooler or temp gauge or oversize battery or alternator. Check whether the Sequoia has the right socket for the electrical cord from the trailer. You may have to make modifications to the Sequoia, a lot cheaper than buying another truck.

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I tow my 25' Airstream with a Toyota Tacoma. With the proper hitch, set up and
safe driving practices you will find that what you are using is as safe and well
equipped as any thing out there. BTW my truck is a 4.0 litre six cylinder, manual
6 speed transmission.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:35 AM   #27
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Here is something worth taking a look at as it makes good sense:

RV Towing Tips - How long?

Sequoia, based on it's wheelbase should have not much more than 23'.
Thanks Silver, that's a great blog for a newbie like me
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:54 PM   #28
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N00bie question here, but when I hook my AS to my 07 Sequoia via the 7 pin wiring thingie, the backup lights on the Sequoia turn on even with the Sequoia turned off and the keys in my pocket. I am thinking if that is a mis-wire of something somewhere, it's mighty convenient and well designed. It's supposed to do this, right?
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