Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > LX Models > LX570
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

Question on towing with the LX570

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-16-14, 05:38 AM   #1
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
Mtnracer's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: FL
Posts: 1
Default 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.
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!

Last edited by Mtnracer; 08-16-14 at 05:40 AM.. Reason: Changing notification settings
Mtnracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-14, 03:10 PM   #2
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
triplenet2's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: fl
Posts: 14

I would stay +/- 20% below all stated max weights if possible .....

BTW - I trailer a boat with my 2008 Land cruiser (wife won't let me tow with her LX LOL )
triplenet2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-14, 12:05 PM   #3
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: LA
Posts: 9

Just made two towing trips with my LX. I didn't weight the tongue weight, but was apprehensive about the AHC but there were no problems. Trailer was a medium sized utility trailer carrying furniture for the first trip and the second trip was a ATV on the trailer. Total trip each way 250 miles. I didn't have a problem at all and AHC worked fine. It is very hot in Louisiana this time of year and I expected some overheating problems but didn't see that either. Of course Louisiana is relatively flat.
REDHORSE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-14, 12:19 PM   #4
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
SRL311U's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: sc
Posts: 6

I regularly pull a 7200 26 foot boat rig. Tongue weight is right around 300 to 450 (depending on fuel load--161 gallon tank).

It pulls just fine and will "pump up" the suspension to MID. I do follow the manual and lower the suspension before engaging the trailer, then allowing the car to raise itself to mid. It will two fine without the "PWR" setting on the transmission. I also use the "S" mode on the transmission for engine braking on hills.
SRL311U is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-14, 12:19 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Purchase an RX400h for towing? GarrettN Hybrid Technology 8 09-03-14 03:03 PM
Just towed a trailer 3300 miles with our 400h smassey321 Hybrid Technology 9 05-29-14 08:07 AM
AHC + Suspension Enhancement System Pkathee LX470 and LX450 0 09-19-13 11:38 PM
RX400h towing capacity tahlexus RX - Second Generation 1 04-05-13 02:48 PM
02 LX470 with rough ride SC300T LX470 and LX450 34 08-19-12 11:54 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:23 AM.

Join ClubLexus

Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS

Get all contact info