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Old 01-09-2016, 11:19 PM   #1
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Flat towing a 2005 Lexus GX 470

Hi there. My wife has a 05 Lexus GX 470 that I would like to tow behind our motorhome. I have read conflicting posts on towing these. Does anyone have some real world experience with these vehicles? It has a transfer case with a lever that has "N" I have read that lots of people have towed these vehicles without any modifications.

Blue ox and roadmaster sell the baseplate kits so it seems like it should work?
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According to REMCO it would need a drive shaft disconnect.

Store : Remco


And according to your owners manual............NO flat tow unless emergency

Section 4 pg. 517

http://drivers.lexus.com/t3Portal/do...05gx470o/4.pdf
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Hi there. My wife has a 05 Lexus GX 470 that I would like to tow behind our motorhome. I have read conflicting posts on towing these. Does anyone have some real world experience with these vehicles? It has a transfer case with a lever that has "N" I have read that lots of people have towed these vehicles without any modifications.

Blue ox and roadmaster sell the baseplate kits so it seems like it should work?

Yes you can flat tow the 2005 Lexus GX470 only if it has the manually selected N in the transfer case. Some late 2005 model Lexus had the electrical switch select transfer case and they CANNOT be flat towed.

Toyota/ Lexus has NEVER certified ANY of their models to be recreationally towed in any way. The lawyers wouldn't allow it for liability issues.
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We tow an LX 470 with manual transfer case. We have 134,000 on the clock plus 60,000 towing it behind several motor homes. Absolutely no problems. Go for it. And you certainly don't need a pump.
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