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Old 03-28-2007, 04:15 PM   #57
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I would do a post on the Vortex and Club Touareg to check on prices.some of the people on those 2 sites know where a good dealer is and also a good price.Quite a few people live in miami also with Touaregs and are on the forums.
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:15 PM   #58
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Well, after I bought my Touareg, I was so excited I never did post anything back here, sorry about that folks.
I got the 2008 V8 and it is the best tow vehicle ever!
I tow my 31 foot Airstream with a Hensley hitch.
Never any problems at all, and have towed extensivly by now.
Even hitched up the vehicle is as solid as ever, tows like a rock, no porpoising, dipping, etc, or swaying.
Also, guess what?!!
When my new Touareg arrived, it had both weight carrying and weight distribution hitch ratings on it!
So there!
Same chassis as in previous years, so I guess VW just finally realized what weight distribution was all about.

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Old 09-10-2010, 05:16 PM   #60
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...Also, guess what?!!
When my new Touareg arrived, it had both weight carrying and weight distribution hitch ratings on it!
So there!...l

nothing like an ENTHUSIASTIC follow up report toby,

even if this thread was last posted 3 years ago...

so there!

it appears sometime in ~09? vw started labeling the receivers for both weight carrying and weight distribution...

as i recall the limits are still ~770 lbs tongue and 7700 lbs total.

the interesting thing about the vw rating is (and has been) that the towing capacity (7700 Lbs)...

is NOT reduced by payload. that's very different than all other platforms.

and with a gCwr of 14,000 lbs+ the t'rex has excellent capacity.

given YOUR stream is nearly 40 years old and a LOT lighter than current units of the same size...

it would appear to be well within the ratings provided.

now where are the PIX?

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Old 09-10-2010, 05:24 PM   #61
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Back from first run with the T-Reg & the 28CCD

Just did the (mostly flat) trip with the 2010 Touareg V6 TDI pulling my 2010 28 CCD (lightly loaded). I have the Reese dual cam sway control with 1,000# distribution bars (barely lifted).

Here's the report: Woo HOO! Pulls great and handles like a dream. The whole set up is very solid. My TDI has the lux package with the 20" rims with meaty disc brakes on all four air-lifted corners. I LOVE IT.
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:34 PM   #62
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Totally Awesome Dude!!
I wondered how the V6 TDI would tow, and congrats on the new Touareg!
I hear rumours that there is going to be a V8 TDI in 2011.

The Airstream is such an amazing trailer to tow, I don't even feel it behind my Touareg. Passed a slow vehicle on the highway, going up a long, very steep hill.
It also makes almost no difference at all in my fuel mileage.
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My mileage while towing averaged 14. I get 17-18 MPG normally. That's a lot better that the 8-11 Mpg with my F-150
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My mileage while towing averaged 14. I get 17-18 MPG normally. That's a lot better that the 8-11 Mpg with my F-150



What speed were traveling? Terrain? (Same for old TV?)

And, how did that rig do on the scales?
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Welcome guys - getting ready to tow (one again) coast-to-coast via Steamboat Springs in the Rockies - luv the TDI.

On the straight roads I average about 16-17 mpg around 70ish - with no trailer around 25-26 cruising around 80ish.

My Airstream is a Classic 25fb with ProPride Hitch - the T-Rex smokes my older 2005 V8 Cayenne S in torque and mileage!
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I just wondered where the Speed Limit is 80ish. Id bet money you would gain fuel mileage if ya slow down just a tad,say 70 but 65 would be even better.
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I used own a 2002 TDI Jetta and loved it! We I was shopping for a SUV I walked away from VW because of the problems with the TR. But the V6 TDI has me drooling! How would you rate the 2008 2009 series? I'm ready for a new TV and for size, power and MPG I think VW has them all beat! Also the TDI forums were almost as great as this one. Very helpful site.

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The newer 2008 and up models are great to get now.They have no problems like the past ones had and tow just the same as the rest.That would be my choice if I were to get something like that.

In Florida speed limits runs 75 mph on the hwy but everyone drives about 80+ normally.This is without towing though.
I have seen several vehicles that were towing in the past doing the 80+ actually had one pulling an Airstream at one time pass me.Pretty crazy stuff.
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That is CRAZY! I tow @ 60 but knowing I have the extra power and better MPG would be nice. I miss my old TDI!
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I just wondered where the Speed Limit is 80ish. Id bet money you would gain fuel mileage if ya slow down just a tad,say 70 but 65 would be even better.
Haven't done much driving in Cali? -
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