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    Posted: 30 Jun 2020 at 1:30pm
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You need a brake controller for the trailer brakes, first.  i like my inertia based controller by Redarc.

My brother tows a 30' something with his Tundra. 
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2019 Tundra with tow package  has a built in brake controller
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We just took delivery on our brand new holdover 2019 179 today. We’re towing with our fully tow equipped 2014 Lincoln MKX and it hauls like a dream. This mid sized crossover has all it needs and more for our new Pod. We’re even 500 pounds under the GCVW. My wife and I are looking forward to some GREAT empty nester adventures.
Happy Camping Everyone!
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Originally posted by Dannoxp

We just took delivery on our brand new holdover 2019 179 today. We’re towing with our fully tow equipped 2014 Lincoln MKX and it hauls like a dream. This mid sized crossover has all it needs and more for our new Pod. We’re even 500 pounds under the GCVW. My wife and I are looking forward to some GREAT empty nester adventures.
Happy Camping Everyone!

First, welcome to the forum.

Second, you will find that the group here will challenge statements that don't seem to fit the facts, particularly if they might effect someone's safety at some point.  It's not personal, and of course you can personally do whatever you want, but others read this too, and should be properly informed. 

In this case, your comments about the Lincoln MKX's capability as a tow vehicle. I believe that vehicle has a 3500 lb tow rating. When you say you are under the MCGVWR did you actually load up the trailer as you plan to use it, and load up the Lincoln with gear and people as you plan to travel? Did you get an actual weight of the loaded rig at a public scale? Did you check the tongue weight?  

If not, then you are almost certain to be over on one or more of your TV's limits, My 179 comes in at around 3700 lbs and 500 on the tongue, as an example, and that's not including anything in my tow vehicle. 500 lbs is not much. 


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Yeah, I hope the 'hauls like a dream' does not end up being 'this rig is a nightmare'...

Fingers crossed!

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