Originally Posted by stantyszka
Dave - really appreciate the reply. Like I said, brand new to this. More a car guy, getting in to the camping thing for my family/son. What exactly would be included int a tow package on a truck? Dealers will sell you the moon and the stars so asking them could be dangerous...
If it doesn't say on the spec sheet, chances are it doesn't have a tow package. You can also write down the VIN# and call the mfg (preferred method). They can tell you if it has the tow package and which options.
In my opinion, to purchase a truck for towing and not get the tow package is a very bad choice. You'll either spend a ton of money to upgrade the truck for the ability to tow (and not increase tow capacity), or possibly tear up your brand new truck (or both).
Even 1/2T trucks that have tow packages aren't equal. Mfg's will put different "features" into different setups. 3.55 vs 3.73
I'm a little partial here, but I found that the new(er) 5.7L Tundra's are the simplest to understand and more than capable as a 1/2T tow vehicle. If it has the Tow switch, it comes with the tow package... And all those tow packages have the same features... No guess work involved.
Here is what comes with a Tundra tow package...
Tow Package includes: 4.3 Rear, towing hitch receiver, trailer brake controller prewire, TOW/HAUL Mode switch, supplemental engine oil cooler, supplemental transmission cooler, heavy-duty battery, 170-amp. alternator and 4/7-pin connector (standard on 5.7L V8 models).
2015 Coachmen Apex 288BHS
2014 Toyota Tundra 5.7L CrewMax
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