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2021 Limited

Discussion in 'Towing' started by escapegal, May 25, 2023.

  1. May 25, 2023 at 3:17 PM
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    escapegal

    escapegal [OP] New Member

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    Hi All!

    New to the forum. Had a 2012 SR5 & have just upgraded to '21 Limited. Brake harness on old rig was hard wired in so have purchased the plug & play harness for my old prodigy IQ brake controller. I have 2 questions...

    Where is the best place to put the controller? The plastic panel on the limited extends downward in contrast to the SR5 which had a shorter depth. I had the controller next to right knee in old rig. Seems like its quite a reach if I place lower to the right of knee in the limited.

    My 2nd ?? Are there big differences in towing with a new limited vs an old SR5? I tow a 19' Escape trailer. Never used WD or Sway bar in past but did have air bags on the old rig. I am hopeful that the new rig will tow even better. Would be interested to hear your experiences if you have a similar circumstance.

    Thank you for your responses,
    Jules in Boise
     
  2. May 25, 2023 at 3:37 PM
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    DadOperator

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    Didn’t the 4th gen have a higher towing capacity? Or am I imaging that?
     
  3. May 25, 2023 at 3:46 PM
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    Dillusion

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    Sure did

    19 foot escape says 3250 lbs dry. Your 4R is gonna hate you when its loaded on anything but flat ground.
     
  4. Jun 27, 2023 at 5:32 AM
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    Schlappesepple

    Schlappesepple New Member

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    4th gen V8 had a higher towing capacity, but it doesn't matter, because OP is moving from a 2012 (still 5th gen).

    If it towed fine before, it probably will again. If you needed to upgrade suspension before, you'll probably want to again.

    Someone on here may know if spring rates are different for the Limited, but I doubt it.
     
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