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Old 02-08-2013, 07:52 PM   #1
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Can an Audi Q7 tow a 23D?

Do you think an audi Q7 with a towing capacity of 6500 lbs can safely tow a late model 23D?
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:59 PM   #2
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I would not do it. Gross weight on a 23D is 6000 lbs. Not much margin there
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:06 PM   #3
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Thx. I am so stuck on the towing capacity vs everyday gas mileage issue. Perhaps need to buy a third vehicle, like a truck.
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It will work if it is set up right. Can Am RVs in London Ontario is the expert on this type of setup. They tow that size Airstream with a VW all the time. Go to their web site and look at some of their videos and articles.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:07 PM   #5
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Talk to Andrew at CanAm (he's a forum member), he'll be able to give you all the information you'll need about your vehicle.
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Andrew T at CanAm (forum member) is the man you should talk to.
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I thought you bought a 2012 Tundra last week?

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Old 02-08-2013, 11:10 PM   #8
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I'm still waiting for Andy T to open this type of vehicle modification in the states or mentor someone so we don't have to travel so far.
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I think I can give you the basic Can Am formula from reading this web site and the Can Am site

Lower profile tires for stability and lower gearing. If your car came with 70 series, get 60. If it came with 60 get 50.

A good transmission cooler

A strong hitch receiver. Either custom built or a stock one reinforced. Most of the stock ones have an I shape. CanAm's are more like an H or possibly Y depending on under car configuration. I bought a standard hitch for my Ford and had a welder turn it from an I to an H by adding a cross bar as far forward as possible, about a foot, then connecting it to the original hitch in the middle. When he finished the job he remarked "you could tow a transport with that".

Keep the ball as close to the back bumper as possible. If necessary cut the hitch short and drill a new pin hole.

Finally you have to use a good weight distributing hitch and set it up carefully to equalize the weight on the trailer and tow vehicle, and don't go too stiff on the spring bars. The trailer and tow vehicle should sit level and the hitch be at the correct height for the trailer, etc.

This can take some time and experimenting with different settings. But once you have done it, it is easy to hitch up the same way every time. In other words it only needs to be done once.
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Good memory, Doug. Well when my husband went back the next morning to finish the paperwork they did the whole "oops price is higher switcheroo" so he got mad and left. Made us rethink everything...Now we are considering a touareg to pull a 23d instead of the audi.
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Jeep Grand Cherokee has just introduced a diesel model that has potential to be an Airstream towing favorite.

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee| Fuel Efficient Luxury SUV | Jeep

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