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Old 06-23-14, 09:06 PM   #16
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I agree. The 10,000 pound rating seems like a misprint.

The frame-mounted hitch is attached to the vehicle at three points - each frame rail and the cross-member.

The pintle hitch is attached to the vehicle at just one point - the cross-member. So all the force is concentrated there rather than being spread out.

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I thought the same thing so I contacted Sewell and they confirmed the rating was correct and said either way your attaching it directly to the frame and the cross member is was designed to handle the full 6500 capacity. Not sure if that's all true but again I probably won't be towing anything that large any time soon.
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Old 06-23-14, 11:29 PM   #17
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I thought the same thing so I contacted Sewell and they confirmed the rating was correct and said either way your attaching it directly to the frame and the cross member is was designed to handle the full 6500 capacity. Not sure if that's all true but again I probably won't be towing anything that large any time soon.
Several years ago the Lexus pintle / integral hitch was a class III hitch and rated to tow up to 5K lbs. / tongue rating of 500lbs. The frame mounted hitch has always been a class IV hitch and rated to tow up to 6,500lbs / tongue rating of 975lbs.

V6 4Runners (120 series) are only rated to tow up to 5,000lbs. and they use same pintle hitch and it's a class III 5,000lbs. / 500lb. tongue rating. The specs are still the same on the Toyota hitch so I don't see how Lexus could up the class rating on theirs. OH wait the L, that's has to be it!
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Dealers have been wrong before. I am highly skeptical that the pintle hitch can safely handle 6500 lbs, much less 10000 lbs as currently advertised.

I wouldn't do it. Not me. No sir.

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