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denns posted 06-16-2004 02:53 PM ET (US)   Profile for denns   Send Email to denns  
Does any one tow with a toyota sienna van with a 6 cyl.and how does it handle it ? Its a 1989 montauk. thanks
Bertramp posted 06-16-2004 03:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bertramp  Send Email to Bertramp     
I tow a 17 with a 2WD, 4.0 litre jeep cherokee with a 5 speed stick. The Jeep definitely liked my prior 15 more, but it still does the trick .... a little slow on the steep hills.
JBCornwell posted 06-16-2004 03:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Your rig probably weighs 1900-2100lb, Denns.

Get the tow rating of your Sienna from the Toy dealer and DON'T exceed it.

Red sky at night. . .
JB

MantyMonty posted 06-16-2004 05:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for MantyMonty  Send Email to MantyMonty     
I generally pull my '04 Montauk with my 04'HD 3/4 crew cab Duramax GMC, but I also pull it with my wifes '03 Toyota Camry. I stay around the area if I pull it with that though. It does a great job with it. The Camry has a four cyl. and the towing limit (per owners manual)is 2000 lbs. I called three local dealers and presented them with the towing concerns, and all three said, go by the owners manual, and you won't have a problem. I am running pretty close to 2000 lbs. as I'm set-up. Just my $.02 worth.
Barney posted 06-16-2004 06:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
I have a Sienna and have towed a 3000lb boat/trailer. Your smaller tow weight should be fine. One thing though, do you have the Toyota towing package, trans cooler etc? JimB
Barney posted 06-16-2004 06:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
As JB stated and here is your rating http://www.trailerlife.com/towratings/tr00_subaru-volvo.cfm#toyota JimB
DaveS posted 06-16-2004 09:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for DaveS  Send Email to DaveS     
Wow...says my Ford Ranger can pull 5800#'s! Looks like I need a bigger boat! :)
Legobusier posted 06-16-2004 09:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Legobusier  Send Email to Legobusier     
Denns,

I belive another forum member here has exactly that same setup if I'm not mistaken - even the same year Montauk - Gil Carpenter (gcarpenter@hewv.com). He's a nice guy and I'm sure would give you some feedback. Tell him I sent you :)

Good luck,
Chris

AllanR posted 06-17-2004 07:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for AllanR  Send Email to AllanR     
I tow my 1994 Montauk with a Honda Oddysey van with the Honda tow package. It has a rating of 3500 lbs and I have had no problems with it. It is also a V6.

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