98 Coleman Cheyenne and 00 Toyota Sienna

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

  1. rstanek

    rstanek New Member

    May 5, 2007
    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

    Feb 28, 2007
    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

    Jul 25, 2006
    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
    '95 Dodge Dakota 4x2 3.9L <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle>
    His <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_kayak.gif border=0 align=middle> & Hers <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_kayak.gif border=0 align=middle> Pelican kayaks
  4. pianewman

    pianewman Ft. Worth, TX

    Aug 30, 2006
    Arlington, VA
    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!!

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

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