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Old 11-07-2016, 10:52 AM   #15
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Old 11-07-2016, 12:12 PM   #16
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Old 11-07-2016, 01:45 PM   #17
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Old 12-08-2016, 02:40 PM   #18
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I have a 14 LC and was shocked by the amount of sway. I am looking into a stronger hitch/ WD setup. Twas night and day from my Suburban 2500 stability due to longer wheelbase.
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Old 12-09-2016, 11:00 PM   #19
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We tow our 2016 26U Flying Cloud with an LX 570 and have no trouble at all. It's he same chassis as the LC. For us, it's proven to be a great TV. The only drawback we've experienced is the 20 gal fuel tank that only provides about 2.5 hours of towing drive time between stops. This isn't a huge problem b/c we typically need to stop for some reason every 2.5 hours anyway. We use a pro pride hitch with 1,200 pound bars (I feel this set up to be essential for us as the LX 570 is not a long wheel base vehicle and need to avoid sway while also place ample weight to the front axel). We've been very happy with this set up. Importantly, we've also swapped the p-rated tires for Michelin LTX A/T 2's (e-rated) on the LX. We've also upgraded the AS wheels to 16'' size with Michelin LTX M/S 2'a as many have done and commented on here at AF. We just returned from a round trip journey from TX to NH and back and over three weeks - great trip and no problems. We've also traded the steel LP bottles for replacement aluminum bottles to help reduce a little tongue weight. We tow at highway speed limits, subject to good road conditions, safe weather and traffic conditions, otherwise go much slower or choose to wait. Best of luck!

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Old 12-10-2016, 06:00 AM   #20
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I'm sooooo close to convincing my husband to get an AS but want to make sure I am doing the right thing for my family. I have two little ones and don't want to put them in danger.

I currently have a '11 Land Cruiser with no plans to buy anything else or have a dedicated TV, hubs has a Subaru Outback so that's not an option. I want to get something smaller=safer, yet big enough that can sleep 4, we might even live in it for a few months! How do you determine what is a safe length for your vehicle? Based on all the stats, it looks like we can tow something longer but now I'm quite nervous about it.

I've searched around but can't find much info on using my current vehicle as a TV here. Any experience, any insight, any encouragement???
That was our exact situation a year ago.... 200 Land Cruiser and an Outback. We also have 2 little ones. We ended up going with a 30 ft. Serenity and selling the beloved Subie and buying a truck. Wonderful memories after our first year using it. Congrats on finding a solution that'll work. Love Land Cruisers...

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Old 12-15-2016, 04:33 PM   #21
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I have a LX570 as well and am looking for a airstream to go along with it. I'm looking for a 25-28ft model. Preferrable before the wide bodies, for the 8ft more streamlined width.

Having towed with my previous '06 LX470 and a 23d.... it was an incredibly balanced setup. No sway to speak of. And with the '06 VVTi motor, plenty enough power. All that was needed was a lightweight Anderson no-sway hitch to make it all work. And some clip on side view mirrors.

While I have yet to pair a larger AS with my now LX570, I'm sure it can be made to work equally well with the right setup and configuration.

The 200-series Land Cruiser/LC570 are brutes. Relatively shorter wheelbase but wide stance. Suspension is on the softer side for off-road articulation. May need/want airbags.

Range may seem more limited then it actually is as the gauge is ultraconservative. Not that I do this, but people on the LC forums regularly go 30-40 miles beyond "empty" or 0 range left.
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Old 12-16-2016, 08:47 PM   #22
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This towing video review might give you more perspective.

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Old 06-29-2017, 10:43 AM   #23
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Now that I have acquired an '07 27FB CCD and towed it with my LX570, I am happy to report that she towed great!

This is with an Equilizer 4pt hitch. I believe the WD/sway setup is key to a successful tow. As the LC/LX has a relatively short wheelbase and not to short overhang. But it makes up for this by a wide track and substantial curb weight (6150 for the LX)

My LX is on 33" AT LT load range E tires. Readout on mpg display was 10.5 which translates to ~11.1mpg with the larger tires. I think I can do better still as I need more drop in my hitch and the AS is riding a bit nose high.

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