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#1 (permalink) Old 05-12-2012, 03:57 AM
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Tow package

I am looking for a list of parts\modifications that comprise the tow package.

What exactly is different about a RAV with the tow package.

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Alternator, radiator, V6 engine. Good luck.

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And an extra "towing" fuse slot in the right side box that powers a white wire up under the far left side of the dash.
I missed it while installing a brake controller in a 2008.

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Veliksam is on the money........

Straight from Toyota:

Tow Prep Package (V6 models only) — includes 3500-lb. towing capacity, upgraded radiator, fan coupling and alternator + what Dr. Dyno said above. Without it the rating for the V-6 is 2000lbs.

Since the fans are electric I don't know what an upgraded fan coupling really is. Could anyone explain it?

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Veliksam is on the money........

Straight from Toyota:

Tow Prep Package (V6 models only) — includes 3500-lb. towing capacity, upgraded radiator, fan coupling and alternator + what Dr. Dyno said above. Without it the rating for the V-6 is 2000lbs.

Since the fans are electric I don't know what an upgraded fan coupling really is. Could anyone explain it?
Upgraded fan coupling sounds like what some pickup trucks with heavy duty options have been equipped with - in this instance, maybe a heavy duty viscous coupling where the cooling fan isn't electric, which Toyota may have lifted from a pickup truck description??

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Oh sorry guys, i forgot the fuse and fan coupling thing, thanks :-)

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Veliksam is on the money........

Straight from Toyota:

Tow Prep Package (V6 models only) — includes 3500-lb. towing capacity, upgraded radiator, fan coupling and alternator + what Dr. Dyno said above. Without it the rating for the V-6 is 2000lbs.

Since the fans are electric I don't know what an upgraded fan coupling really is. Could anyone explain it?
After reading the manuals, the only thing I could find is that without tow prep, there is one ECM that controls both cooling fans. With the tow prep, each fan has its own ECM. I don't know if they operate independently or if they are different sizes.

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and just to be sure you know, the tow prep package also does NOT include the hitch or wiring harness to connect to a trailer...
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Good point!

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and just to be sure you know, the tow prep package also does NOT include the hitch or wiring harness to connect to a trailer...
or an electric brake controller, which so far as I know Toyota doesn't even make.
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