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Old 08-08-2011, 12:13 PM   #1
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I am a complete newbie. I have an Audi Q5 with a rated towing capacity of 4400lbs and tongue weight of 440lbs. Considering Bambi 16'. All advice welcome.


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Old 08-08-2011, 01:21 PM   #2
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Generally speaking, more or less.... the Q5 is a performance SUV that would fall in a similar class as the VW T-reg, Mercedes ML, BMW X3/X5, etc. These are top rated tow vehicles for towing Airstreams.

There are many factors you need to take into consideration to determine your vehicles true capabilities.

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First off, welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

As to the Audi Q5 as a tow vehicle for a 16' Airstream, it should work just fine. You need to get your Audi properly outfitted to tow a heavy trailer. You should start researching weight distribution/sway control hitch systems and trailer brake controllers.

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Welcome aboard.

In Colorado I would seriously consider a transmission cooler as you will be running an unlocked convertor a lot of the time pulling hills and the trans temp will be effected.

Less serious I would consider an engine oil cooler.
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I see a lot of questions about towing a airstream with a european car.
The weight of the airstream may not be the problem.
BUT european cars are NOT build for the tongque weight of a US trailor.
It os mostly 75 kg and 150 kg max.
Also the frame of a european car is NOT build for a WD hitch system.

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