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Offline rstanek

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98 Coleman Cheyenne and 00 Toyota Sienna
« on: May 18, 2007, 09:01:44 AM »
Hi all,

By sheer luck I may have found a great quality used p'up, a '98 Coleman Cheyenne. The current owner does not know the exact dry weight of the trailer, and is basing it off the specs for a '07.

'07 specs state a dry weight of 2,035lbs
'98 NADA value guide states a dry weight of 1,847lbs

I know I've got to add the A/C, and other accessories to that weight, so I'm guessing that we'll end up with a trailer that comes in at around 2,200 lbs (using NADA weight).

Anyone have the exact specs for a '98 Coleman Cheyenne?

My questions are...anyone have a similiar set up? Same generation Sienna and a mid-weight p'up? I don't want to kill my van, and have been limiting our search to a p'up under 2,000lbs.

Also, it appears that our van has that small tranny cooler on the front left air dam. Still wondering if I should spring for another one?

Any words of wisdom would be appreciated.




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98 Coleman Cheyenne and 00 Toyota Sienna
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2007, 09:56:18 AM »
Though you are probably rated for the towing capacity you need with the cooler, you will be putting extreme wear and tear on a vehicle you are at your upper limits of towing capacity.  The newer vans have a bit higher towing ratings as these manufacturers are realizing people want versitility with their vehicles.
http://www.samarins.com/reviews/sienna.html states an '03 with towing capacity 2000-3500 with the 3.0 ltr V6, I assume the 3500 comes with the cooler.

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98 Coleman Cheyenne and 00 Toyota Sienna
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2007, 02:00:27 PM »
I'd add the extra cooler, as big as you can find. It's real cheap insurance!


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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2007, 05:31:11 PM »
We have an '01 Odyssey, with a 3500 lb. tow limit(actually TOTAL load, including contents of the van).  We almost bought a Cheyenne, as I liked the front storage.
After doing the math, I realized we would ALWAYS be at the limit of the Odyssey, with 2 adults, 2 children, and all the gear.  Ended up with a 2002 Sante Fe, which is 250 lbs. lighter.
You won't regret doing the research before the decision.  For the real weight numbers, call Fleetwood at 814 445 9661.
I assume your Sienna is as soft in the rear as my Odyssey, and my advice would be (as well as Toyota's requirement, I believe) to get a Weight Distribution Hitch (Reese has a very good one just for pop-ups...#3205/66069).  The difference in handling, and safety, is amazing.  The larger trans cooler sounds good, as well, as well as a power steering cooler (required by Honda)
Good luck!!

pianewman
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