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Old 11-14-2011, 06:25 PM
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Thats what I thought...it will be kinda slow, but I will only be towing a few miles to the ramp each day. Bad thing is the ramps at the lake are VERY STEEP AND LONG, I hope the old truck can handle it as it is a 2WD.
2WD is going to be the biggest problem. I have pulled mine (granted mine is a 195) with my 70 Chevy several times. Even ttok it on a 4 hour trip pulling the boat at 75+. Been stuck on the ramp once too. It had a lot of sand on it and the wife was too heavy on the clutch. Sunk in the sand, but was able to push it out by hand and moved to a different ramp. But as I was saying the long ramp wouldn't scare me but if they are steep and have sand on them, install a winch.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:40 PM
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If they are at Cumberland, I would think you would be fine. Just take it slow going down them.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:59 PM
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If they are at Cumberland, I would think you would be fine. Just take it slow going down them.
They are at LC. Nice ramps just long and steep.
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:06 PM
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Most times, 2wd gets up just fine unless it is raining.

The problems that I always see are the idiots who get going too fast down them and then lock them up trying to slow down.

At Jamestown, the hardest part is the climb out after getting up the ramp.
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:24 PM
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They are at LC. Nice ramps just long and steep.
Since you're only towing a couple miles, air down the back tires, 25psi and a little weight in the bed and it'll handle about any paved ramp.
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:43 AM
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I just ordered a new Lexus RX 350 AWD for my wife as her daily driver. It has the tow package on it, has anyone ever towed anything with one of these? I'll use my Tahoe to tow the boat, but just curious if anyone else has any experience with this vehicle? I think its only rated for like 3500lbs, but that's could probably pull a ProStar. Just curious.

Clearly my new ride isn't as cool as Jimmies...but my wife is happy, so as long as she is happy, I will hopefully be rewarded appropriately once the car arrives if you know what I mean. ;-)
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:51 AM
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I just ordered a new Lexus RX 350 AWD for my wife as her daily driver. It has the tow package on it, has anyone ever towed anything with one of these? I'll use my Tahoe to tow the boat, but just curious if anyone else has any experience with this vehicle? I think its only rated for like 3500lbs, but that's could probably pull a ProStar. Just curious.

Clearly my new ride isn't as cool as Jimmies...but my wife is happy, so as long as she is happy, I will hopefully be rewarded appropriately once the car arrives if you know what I mean. ;-)
As much as I'm not a huge fan of "the styling uniqueness" our 07' RX400h, it hasn't given us any problems. I think it's hitting around 77k and all we do is service it. My wife really likes it so I can't complain. It does go really fast (in a straight line)! We also have it serviced at the Toyota dealer for all warranty work. No problem at all. The tech there just said it was a "fancy Highlander Hybrid".....which makes sense.

Good luck with your new purchase!~ At least you have a tow rating. I think our Hybrid says like "500 lbs" and not really recommended to tow anything. Hey, that's what the suburban's for!!
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:30 PM
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As much as I'm not a huge fan of "the styling uniqueness" our 07' RX400h, it hasn't given us any problems. I think it's hitting around 77k and all we do is service it. My wife really likes it so I can't complain. It does go really fast (in a straight line)! We also have it serviced at the Toyota dealer for all warranty work. No problem at all. The tech there just said it was a "fancy Highlander Hybrid".....which makes sense.

Good luck with your new purchase!~ At least you have a tow rating. I think our Hybrid says like "500 lbs" and not really recommended to tow anything. Hey, that's what the suburban's for!!
I thought the Hybrids were really cool, just couldn't justify spending the extra $$$ on one. Glad to hear you've have a good experience with yours. Thanks!
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