Question on towing with the LX570
We are about to buy a travel trailer and I have some questions about the load capacity of the AHC system. The manual seems to contradict itself in a few places. Our 2010 has a max trailer capacity of 8500 lbs and max hitch capacity of 850 lbs. Total weight capacity seems to be around 1300lbs. The manual states that AHC may not work properly if there are 600 lbs of people plus 400 lbs of hitch weight. That's only 1000 lbs total and 300 lbs lower than maximum capacity. Also in the manual where they describe the AHC system, it states that AHC works fine until you reach the full load capacity of 1300 lbs.
Does anyone have real world trailer towing experience with the LX?
Our typical load will be my wife, my son and me which adds up to around 400 lbs. Add 150 lbs of luggage and "stuff" should leave us with 750 lbs of hitch weight capacity. Am I doing the math correctly? Is it reasonable to take the LX close to maximum load? Would it be better to store the luggage in the trailer and leave the weight in the LX as low as possible?
Thanks for any tips and advice.
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