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Old 03-02-2011, 08:07 PM   #99
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It's not hard to add the hitch, it's only 8 bolts, and everything is setup from the factory to install it.
I have a 2008 V8, bought it new from the factory, but ordered my hitch right away from the factory.
When I was doing my research though, there was not too much to it, and Andy who writes the hitch hints articles in RV Lifestyles e-mailed me to confirm it. But, I am the type who does get the dealership to do everything. That way you do get the VW hitch and it does not affect your existing warranties, and if something get's messed up, you are not in a situation of people pointing their fingers at each other.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:01 PM   #100
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Westfalia,
When you said it's an easy customer install, are you speaking of the wiring and plug for controller or the actual install of the brake controller?
I'm thinking the parts guy perhaps got confused on 2006 vs 2007 and thinks I need this wiring/plug for bc install. Guess I'll be driving up there tomorrow to have them look at it in person.
So do you think Camper World could adequately install the controller?
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:36 PM   #101
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Kathy,

Back in front of a computer now - here are the instructions you need for the brake controller that I created a little while back...
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:42 AM   #102
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Thanks John,
Unfortunately that seems really interesting, I read it about 10 times, but a bit over my head technically. I'm a computer programmer but when it comes to hardware....I'm a bit shy. Plus I have a toddler and my free time....I don't have any right now somehow :-) However I think reading it gave me a better idea of what needs to happen. If I go with a manual BC like the Envoy for now, I don't need to worry about all of the splicing to the brake wire correct?

So the final information I think I have gleaned from everyone(VW dealers, hitch shop, AS dealer) is that I need an extra wiring harness to attach to the harness that is already there in the dash - it is priced at about 30 bucks from VW. They have ordered it, and said again that they don't install controllers. There is a custom hitch shop here in Austin however seems to know exactly what is going on and has worked on a couple Touaregs before. He only installs draw-tite controllers which are manual. I think I'm going to give it a shot to start with and then if I'm not happy research the Tekonsha Envoy some more. However the price for the install of controller/hitch(plus parts) seems steep - 600ish.

Of course it doesn't make it easy that I want to take a one hour (flat and easy) trip in 2 weeks and I'm out of town all next week. So I'm scrambling to get everything ready. The guy at the hitch shop recommended based on the Argosy's weight of 2880 and the tow rating of the Treg to try it with just the ball hitch a couple times before investing in a WD hitch. That seems to run counter to everything I've read here. I think I will be picking up the EZ 1000 lb hitch on Saturday at CWorld.

I'm still debating on whether to have custom hitch shop install the hitch/bc or the AS dealer.
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The AS dealer wants to do Primus BC and E2 WD hitch setup BTW.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:58 AM   #104
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Definately go with the WD hitch, even if you end up setting it at a very low setting, it will give you extra stability.
Best wishes! And let us know how it towed!
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I have made my decision. Going to let AS dealer install the Primus BC and the E2 Equalizer WD Hitch.They can also install the voyager controller. They said the Envoy was not being made any longer. Their quote was much better than the custom hitch shop. Off to pick up the wiring harness parts and euro to us plug adapter for the VW tomorrow at the dealer. I will be supplying the dealer with a few printouts from this forum and Club Touareg....thanks JFScheck!

If anyone thinks I'm making a giant or costly mistake, please let me know!
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For the tounge load of your trailer - the EZ Equalizer WD hitch will be fine.

As you see - I have a bit experience with Airstreams and Cayenne's\Touareg's....

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I have made my decision. Going to let AS dealer install the Primus BC and the E2 Equalizer WD Hitch.They can also install the voyager controller. They said the Envoy was not being made any longer. Their quote was much better than the custom hitch shop. Off to pick up the wiring harness parts and euro to us plug adapter for the VW tomorrow at the dealer. I will be supplying the dealer with a few printouts from this forum and Club Touareg....thanks JFScheck!

If anyone thinks I'm making a giant or costly mistake, please let me know!

Your Treg will be great with the Argosy 20. As a data point I also had to reprogram, as noted by others you need to be aware of this possibility.

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I just bought a Touareg on the phone! We pick her up Saturday! Flying in Friday and Pugi VW will pick us up Saturday morning. I can't wait to see how well she tows.
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Here she is. V8, tow package and loaded. I think the Bambi will be as happy as I am.
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Congrats!

Congrats!
I love mine!
It looks like yours is the 2008 V8?
Looks just like mine.
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Nice color, nice engine! You will enjoy immensely. Please don't forget to check out ClubTouareg.com for more towing advice.
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Congrats!
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It looks like yours is the 2008 V8?
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Yup! 08 Lux Plus with a thirsty V8! It's only got 30k and comes with a 2 yr bumper to bumper warranty! We had an 02 Passat and Jetta TDI and I'm glad I will be driving a VW again. I'll be on Touareg forums (just not as much as I'm on here) a lot. I can't wait to get her!
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