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Posted: 03/08/12 11:33am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi everyone, we are purchasing a new Sportsment S242BH Travel Trailer. I Have a Toyota Trudra V8 5.7 4x4 Truck. I was wondering if anyone knows if I would need to add a Transmission cooler in my truck? I'm not too familiar with that? any comments would be greatly appreciated!

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All 5.7-liter Tundras come equipped with a tow package which includes engine oil and transmission coolers, integrated trailer hitch, 4.30:1 axle ratio, and large braking hardware for increased fade resistance.


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I have a '12 Tundra with the 5.7L engine. The Tow Package was an option and not standard. Given the VIN, any Toyota dealer can look up your truck for you and tell you everything you want to know about it.


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hey thank you... that's what I thought. The dealer said he didn't see it so we would need it, but I was pretty sure it had all that. Thank you.

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And I think it was '10 midyear when they started placing the tranny cooler inside the radiator...not easily spotted. And your trailer at #4200 dry and #6000 GVWR will tow like a dream behind your Tundra.


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Yeah I have a 5.7 Tundra as well and didnt think it was standard...but I think it's seems most or all I've seen do have the tow package.


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Safest way to tell is to look. If you can't see the tranny cooler you probably don't have one. Should be in front of the radiator and pretty hard to miss. Kind of hard to say whether you actually need one or not without knowing anything about the trailer you mentioned but it sure can't hurt anything to install one.


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Per Wikipedia....

"Some other changes Toyota included in the new Tundra are optional tow mirrors, a 26.4 US gal (100 L; 22 imp gal) fuel tank, available 22-inch (560 mm) alloy wheels, backup camera, Bluetooth, large center console (big enough to fit a 15-inch (380 mm) laptop), extra-large disc brakes and calipers, and the aforementioned 6-speed sequential automatic transmission.

All 5.7-liter Tundras come equipped with a tow package which includes engine oil and transmission coolers, integrated trailer hitch, 4.30:1 axle ratio, and large braking hardware for increased fade resistance."

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I have a 2007 Tundra and the last trip I pulled a 2004 Sportsmen 26' to Murtle Beach and back. Didnt even know it was back there. Except for the gas mileage.


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concord32 wrote:

I have a 2007 Tundra and the last trip I pulled a 2004 Sportsmen 26' to Murtle Beach and back. Didnt even know it was back there. Except for the gas mileage.


My TT is just slightly bigger...it pulls great but when I'm slowing or going over hilly areas I do know it's there as it will gently push me but I've never come close to having that "white knuckle" feeling that I hear others talk about. Oh yeah and my gas mileage is the pits so far...around 8.5. I've never really felt like I was underpowered or undersided and that's the main thing...I feel I have more than ample power. I do wish that tank was bigger...seems I always have to fill up around 21 or 22 gallons...which would only really give me a range of like 180-200 miles I guess.

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