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Old 09-05-2017, 09:25 PM   #1
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Just ordered our new 2017 Highlander XLE. Has a 5000 lb tow rating. Working on the build sheet for our 19. One step at a time.
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:29 PM   #2
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Picking ours up tomorrow! Dealer was installing the Toyota factory hitch (couldn't find any left with one installed at the factory with the options we wanted) and all the wiring for the brake controller and 7 pin.

You will love it! I'm amazed at how much less tired I am at the end of a long day driving this than I was with the Tacoma. We traded in our 2016 to get the new engine, 8 speed transmission and 11,000# GCWR - (more than 1000# more than our 2016's)
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:45 PM   #3
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:11 PM   #4
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Congratulations on your choice of an Escape 19 !
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:40 PM   #5
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Picking ours up tomorrow! Dealer was installing the Toyota factory hitch (couldn't find any left with one installed at the factory with the options we wanted) and all the wiring for the brake controller and 7 pin.

You will love it! I'm amazed at how much less tired I am at the end of a long day driving this than I was with the Tacoma. We traded in our 2016 to get the new engine, 8 speed transmission and 11,000# GCWR - (more than 1000# more than our 2016's)
Congratulations! Looks like it also has one of the best features for towing... the ability to manually select any gear! If I didn't need a truck to maintain my property, the Highlander would be my choice instead of my 2016 Tacoma.
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Old 09-06-2017, 01:38 AM   #6
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Wow looks great I miss my. Toyota Highlander the new ones look awesome
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:10 AM   #7
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Congratulations! Looks like it also has one of the best features for towing... the ability to manually select any gear! If I didn't need a truck to maintain my property, the Highlander would be my choice instead of my 2016 Tacoma.
Arnie, we have 27 acres, but I use our little Kubota tractor for everything out on the land, and already had an old heavy duty utility trailer to haul stuff that didn't readily fit into the Tacoma (with the ARE topper on). As we were considering new vehicles I realized I could do most everything I had needed a pickup for with the utility trailer and Highlander. The 2016 we traded had essentially the same manual gear selection and it sure worked well in the mountains of BC when we picked up the 21 this spring and pretty much anytime we are towing.
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Arnie, we have 27 acres, but I use our little Kubota tractor for everything out on the land, and already had an old heavy duty utility trailer to haul stuff that didn't readily fit into the Tacoma (with the ARE topper on).
Eric, I envy your space. I live on a city lot and have rental property to maintain as well. I only have room for the Tacoma and the Escape in my driveway. If I had room for a utility trailer too, I might very well get the Highlander! Nice looking rig!
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Hi Eric
She's the modern combination, she's the badger cannonball. Can't wait to see it in person. I'm dissapointed in my 2102 Highlander, she starts to wander when I come across a bridge expansion joint if I'm cruising anywhere over 85 miles an hour.
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Old 09-06-2017, 10:01 PM   #10
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Congratulations on your new Highlander !!

We just completed a 3600 mile trip towing our 17B from Chilliwack to Orlando, Fl with our 5 month old AWD V6 Highlander XLE.

It was smooth sailing & this was the first time we towed anything .

I am sure you will like this Vehicle

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