I have an '09 Starcraft 2106. Does anyone use a Sienna as a TV? I am looking but concerned about the hitch height and tongue weight.
the specs for that model are
UVW - 1509lbs
HW - 163lbs
this is not a very heavy trailer, and can be easily towed with a sienna, you might want to consider a few items
- you did not mention what year your sienna is, on the newer ('08, '09) towing prep is an option on the USA models (std on canadian models). the manual says 1000lbs max for a non-tow preped sienna, 3500 lbs for tow preped siennas, 350 lbs hitch weight
-the use of trailer brakes is recomended, and prefered by many. this would have to be wired in. think prodigy or p3as a brake controller
-the sienna is a very soft sprung rear, airlifts can be used to stiffen up the rear coils so that it doesn't drop as much
-you might be able to get away with out weight distibution,as the trailer is "light"
-depending on the hitch reciever you get, select the correct ball-mount to get the trailer level
-seinna owners have a valuable resource, http://siennachat.com/forum/index.php?board=10.0
where you can get advice from sienna owners.
(waiting for my 09 flagstaff 625d to be delivered, to be towed with a 05 sienna, i am going whole-hog on equipment, airlifts, wd, prodigy p3)
GVWR - Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
The maximum permissible weight of the trailer when fully loaded with all systems filled. It includes all weight at the trailer axle(s) plus hitch.
UVW - Unloaded Vehicle Weight
Sometimes referred to as the Gross Vehicle Weight or Curb Weight, the UVW is the dry weight of the trailer as manufactured at the factory. It includes all weight at the trailer axle(s) plus hitch.
HW - Hitch Weight
Hitch Weight represents the portion of the trailer weight that is carried by the tongue to the hitch ball on the tow vehicle.