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Towing With An 2010 Rx450H

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I am in the final stages of purchasing a 2010 FWD RX450H. The dealer is installing the hitch and wiring harness, however, I cannot seem to get a solid answer on what I can tow with the vehicle. I was told by the dealer that I could tow up to 1000 lbs, however, my wife's uncle also has an older model Lexus hybrid SUV and he was told he could not tow anything.

I am only looking to tow a waver runner which has a combined weight of PWC and trailer of just over 1000 lbs. Additionally, I would like to add a "trailer hitch basket" to haul fuel cans for my water craft. The tongue weight with fuel cans could reach 300 lbs, however, I can obvioulsy decrease this by carrying fewer fuel cans. The wife won't let me put fuel cans in the back of her new SUV :rolleyes:

Can anyone tell me if this is a feasible plan or am I wasting my money putting the hitch on the vehicle.

Thanks

John

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Per my Owners Manual, page 167, states without tow package 2000 lb. (907kg)

with tow package 3500 lb. (1588 kg).

I tow my Bass Tracker Pro 17'7 with no problem at all. My vehicle came equipped with Lexus tow package, receiver, and hitch. B)

I am in the final stages of purchasing a 2010 FWD RX450H. The dealer is installing the hitch and wiring harness, however, I cannot seem to get a solid answer on what I can tow with the vehicle. I was told by the dealer that I could tow up to 1000 lbs, however, my wife's uncle also has an older model Lexus hybrid SUV and he was told he could not tow anything.

I am only looking to tow a waver runner which has a combined weight of PWC and trailer of just over 1000 lbs. Additionally, I would like to add a "trailer hitch basket" to haul fuel cans for my water craft. The tongue weight with fuel cans could reach 300 lbs, however, I can obvioulsy decrease this by carrying fewer fuel cans. The wife won't let me put fuel cans in the back of her new SUV :rolleyes:

Can anyone tell me if this is a feasible plan or am I wasting my money putting the hitch on the vehicle.

Thanks

John

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I have the tow package and tow my jetski and my 17' mako cc with no troubles at all. I think the car tows great.

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You're safe. In Europe, ratings are different, and a Lexus RX450h can tow 2000 kg (more than 4000 pounds). But only 750 kg (1500 pounds) if your trailer doesn't have brakes.

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