98 Coleman Cheyenne and 00 Toyota Sienna

Discussion in 'Tow Vehicles, Hitch & Towing' started by rstanek, May 18, 2007.

  1. rstanek

    rstanek New Member

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    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.
     
  2. McCullah

    McCullah New Member

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    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.

    Mike and Sheri
    '06 Dodge Mega Cab
    2007 Palomino Yearling 4102
    (look for the Arkansas Razoraback Tacky Lights--HaHa)
     
  3. jhower

    jhower New Member

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    I'd add the extra cooler, as big as you can find. It's real cheap insurance!


    John & Cindy in Pennsylvania
    2007 Flagstaff 620ST <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle>
    -SOLD 05/2007-
    '89 Coleman Sun Valley <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle>, headed for Louisiana
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  4. pianewman

    pianewman Ft. Worth, TX

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    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
    2002 Fleetwood Santa Fe
    2001 Honda Odyssey, Airlift 1000s, Reese 400 WDH, TruCool trans cooler
     

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