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Old 12-09-2015, 10:31 PM   #15
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The Touareg TDI and it's cousins are impressive tow vehicles, would be good to see a video of a handling and braking test with travel trailer in tow. Anyone have one?
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Old 12-10-2015, 12:18 AM   #16
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This is not a fair test. Duramax did not have an emission cheat device...
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Old 12-10-2015, 07:17 AM   #17
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Thanks for posting it.
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Old 12-10-2015, 07:58 AM   #18
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I'm not sure what year the Chevy is but here's the specs on a 2016 3500 duramax. I'd love to see that VW try to tow 23,000 lbs up a hill. I'd love to see it try to keep that much under control going down hill even more. 😂

http://m.chevrolet.com/silverado-350...l#.VmmSn4pOLCQ
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Old 12-10-2015, 08:14 AM   #19
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VW doesn't sell the V10 diesel anymore and from what I've read they didn't have a good reputation for reliability.

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Old 12-10-2015, 08:21 AM   #20
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The V10 Tauregs certainly were impressive, but as Kelvin mentions, they had their share of reliability problems and were very expensive to fix. If you read the comments below the YouTube video, the guy that posted the video admits the Taureg was in 4x4 low range while the Duramax was in 2WD high range. As others have posted, it was just a matter of traction and gearing. Still, with 553ft/lb of torque the V10 Taureg was no slouch.
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Old 12-10-2015, 08:25 AM   #21
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And this "the Taureg was in 4x4 low range while the Duramax was in 2WD high range" is why the video is dumb.
Put them BOTH in 4 low and see what happens.
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Having towed with a V8 Touareg and a V10 turbo diesel Touareg, I can assure you that it is a very capable vehicle for towing and stopping. The V10 diesel adds 500lbs to the front axle weight and it weighs more than my current F150 ecoboost. It also handles better, has better torque and larger 4 wheel disc brakes. If you have never driven one, then you wouldn't understand.

However the shortcomings are that repairs are expensive and required an extended warranty. Also, the storage space for gear is much smaller than a pickup bed. These videos prove nothing, but are entertaining. Especially the video of a V10 towing a Boeing 747.
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Old 12-10-2015, 09:07 AM   #23
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No one said that the vw wasn't a capable tv, only that the test was poop.
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Having towed with a V8 Touareg and a V10 turbo diesel Touareg, I can assure you that it is a very capable vehicle for towing and stopping. The V10 diesel adds 500lbs to the front axle weight and it weighs more than my current F150 ecoboost. It also handles better, has better torque and larger 4 wheel disc brakes. If you have never driven one, then you wouldn't understand.

However the shortcomings are that repairs are expensive and required an extended warranty. Also, the storage space for gear is much smaller than a pickup bed. These videos prove nothing, but are entertaining. Especially the video of a V10 towing a Boeing 747.
Nobody's doubting the Touareg's capability. This is just a demonstration of:

Don't believe what you hear:

Don't believe much of what you read on the internet;

And, even if you see it; don't believe it until you know what the presenter is really showing.

That goes for "professional" you tubes as well.
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This type of bumper to bumper pull test is fairly common with tractors on youtube.
Usually it's a smaller tractor that is fully ballasted and has good rubber against a larger tractor with no ballast and poor tires. It's all rather silly if you ask me.
Put about 2 tons of weight in that empty Chevy so it has some traction and try it again.
On the other hand, why risk blowing out a driveline on either vehicle on such a desultory test.
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Old 12-10-2015, 09:33 AM   #26
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Reminds me of my beer drinking past (1970s) I challenge my neighbor my 7 HP Wisconsin powered Beaver garden tractor can out pull his big Craftsman with a front end loader and all the bells and whistles. I won. Next thing my 1974 F150 is changed to his half-ton chevy. Ended nobody wins but for years there are ruts in the asphalt in front of my house. Sal
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VW Touareg V10 TDI vs Ford F-150 EcoBoost...

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Ah the James Bond Casino Royale B747 strikes again.
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