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Old 04-12-2016, 05:36 PM
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She's mildly interested in the Lexus GX. I went to look at one yesterday and was surprised how much I liked it. Didn't drive it though. The LX and the Land Cruiser feel too big. I tow a camper too, it's 5400 lbs. dry. The tundra does great with that. How/where do you install the brake controller on the GL?
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Old 04-12-2016, 06:47 PM
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It's unforgivable what they've done to the front end of the Lexus.

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Old 04-12-2016, 07:39 PM
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She's mildly interested in the Lexus GX. I went to look at one yesterday and was surprised how much I liked it. Didn't drive it though. The LX and the Land Cruiser feel too big. I tow a camper too, it's 5400 lbs. dry. The tundra does great with that. How/where do you install the brake controller on the GL?
Installing a brake controller on a GL is easy. Plug and play parts from Mercedes. I mounted my Tekonsha Prodigy under the dash (above my right knee). Mine has a under dash airbag so I went below that. Works great.

I had two 3/4 ton Suburbans before the GL, and you seriously would not belive how good the GL tows. I get 17mpg towing, seriously. Airstream weighs 6200.

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Old 04-12-2016, 10:35 PM
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The current Land Cruiser chassis is essentially the same 100 series chassis from 1998. The suspension is soft and compliant which is great off road, but when towing it wallows. Also the engine makes its torque on the higher RPM scale which means revving it to get things going.

I have been towing Airstreams for 15 years and frequent the various forums on these. Several folks have tried the LC for towing going for Toyota reliability but we're disappointed with how well it towed.

That's what makes the GL350 such a good tow vehicle. Serious low end torque, Airmatic suspension adapts to what your load is (I use a ProPride hitch however).

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Until the airbag pops like it has to just about everybody. Happened to my dad and his car was nearly new and babied. Another friend with an under 5 year old CPO car, and several failures with another friend who dared to take his over 100k before he totaled it out. I recall him testing the air ride on another GL he was looking at and it failed right on the dealer's lot.

It's a junk system.
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