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Old 05-03-2009, 04:50 PM   #41
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Aspen, check the weights on the Airstream site to make comparisons. The SS is the lightest of the group, the 25's FB's have different weights for each of the trim lines, the FC being the lighter than the International by a little bit (but the FC is quite a bit lighter on the wallet). The 28 is somewhat heavier than all of them. The Sequoia has less payload than the Tundra. I wouldn't tow anything heavier than a 25 FB with a Tundra, maybe not with a Sequoia. Payload can be the deal breaker. Everyone has a different opinion on this and you have to do the research and see what makes you comfortable.

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[QUOTE=08Safari25;669483]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.

I checked with Toyota, and they told me that the Tundra pull out towing mirrors are compatible. about $500.00 not installed.

I just bought a 34' Classic with slide out 10500lb empty 1250lb tongue weight, and towed it home with my 2010 Sequoia 4x4 Limited for over 8 hours on 95 south, at highway speeds with no problems... It came with a Hensley Arrow hitch, and I will put Firestone Airbags in the back...and new tow rated tires soon.
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The subject of Tundra towing mirrors has been the subject of another thread and you might find it if you use the search option.

The gist of it is that there are 3 different Tundra mirrors with 3, 8 or some other number of wires, probably depending on whether the turn signal blinker is on it and whether it is heated. Maybe they have the same bolt pattern. If they do, the tow mirrors should fit, but you may not have the right number of wires. Given that it is a Limited, it is more probable that you have 8 wires.

Do you have the tow package—that should mean a bigger alternator, transmission cooler, brake controller wiring, heavier shocks and more. The tow package and how it works with the TRD package seem to change year to year. Your Sequoia will be happier if it has the tow package.

People quoted prices for the tow mirrors and I seem to remember $300 something. Another said it was not too hard to do yourself. I think you would have to remove some (plastic, vinyl?) covering inside the door to get at the bolts.

An alternative to airbags would be a helper spring to the leaf spring pack. I know nothing about differences between them, but some do that instead.

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The subject of Tundra towing mirrors has been the subject of another thread and you might find it if you use the search option.

The gist of it is that there are 3 different Tundra mirrors with 3, 8 or some other number of wires, probably depending on whether the turn signal blinker is on it and whether it is heated. Maybe they have the same bolt pattern. If they do, the tow mirrors should fit, but you may not have the right number of wires. Given that it is a Limited, it is more probable that you have 8 wires.

Do you have the tow packageóthat should mean a bigger alternator, transmission cooler, brake controller wiring, heavier shocks and more. The tow package and how it works with the TRD package seem to change year to year. Your Sequoia will be happier if it has the tow package.

People quoted prices for the tow mirrors and I seem to remember $300 something. Another said it was not too hard to do yourself. I think you would have to remove some (plastic, vinyl?) covering inside the door to get at the bolts.

An alternative to airbags would be a helper spring to the leaf spring pack. I know nothing about differences between them, but some do that instead.

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As to the Tundra towing mirrors....

check Sparks Toyota TRD in the Carolina at TRD Toyota-Scion Performance Parts Accessories from Sparks Toyota-Scion.

Their internet price on the mirrors currently is $199.27

as to the wiring, even if you had only the three wire, my Toyota service writer told me a week ago that the mirrors would work, but that the heater/directional light function would not work but the auto adjust would work.

someone on one of the Tundra forums had questioned whether the truck would pass inspection if the directionals on the mirrors didn't work.... the dealership said that wouldn't be an issue as the mirror directionals are a convenience add on, not a requirement.

so if the bolt pattern is the same you should be able to upgrade.

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