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Old 12-06-2006, 10:37 PM   #15
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well i think the rev limiter kicks in at 154.5 mph...it's a tire thing

"The aircraft, retains its full complement of 500 seats, 11 toilets and complete landing gear, albeit without an operating braking system....

28 tonnes of water held on board in the...tanks."

"Flatspots form on the aircraft’s 18 tyres"

"slowly engaging the Touareg’s brakes to slow both the vehicle and the aircraft to a stop."



so...11 toilets, landing gear, no brakes, large holding tanks and flat spotted tires....

it really was like pulling an airstream...

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Old 12-07-2006, 05:07 AM   #16
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amazing picture, thanks for posting it. I had heard this version of the Toureag was not going to be available in N. America, is that correct?
During my two and half weeks visit in Germany last August, I have leased one in V10 diesel configuration. The 4.9 liter with six speed trans was awesome especially when using the Super Diesel Fuel, which made a monster out of that engine. 320 km/hr on the speedometer, is there for a good reason, but I had to chicken out after 280 km/hr ride not being used to driving at that speed made me nervous. That particular model had all of the appointments available, so at night from the drivers seat it felt like being back in the cockpit of a fighter jet. Electrical issues is another story. Each time we hit a bump in off road condition, air bag warning came on. Worn brake pads warning came on constantly, although truck was new. Along with that some other issues as broken rear seat belt which made me nervous, because all passengers must by law be restrained. I was told to disregard the warnings on the panel and assured that everything was checked out and its functioning properly and that the engineers were trying to work out the electrical issues. Other than that I did like the truck, but perhaps not enough to pay 112.000 price. "Boatdoc"
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Old 12-07-2006, 10:33 PM   #17
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No it was the ad for the toureg allegedlly pulling a 7000 lb airstream ,
Well documented add that was blatentley false .VW had to anti up it was
and advertising debacle ,so then who cares anyway what VW claims after that ,since there isn't tongue weight on the vehical just a tow load ,makes no
difference about air suspension as it is not holding anything up . It can't do
it without 4000 lbs of ballast so I ask again ,whats the point really ?
how about VW doing somthing REAL with it for a change .hitch the cummins turbo diesel to it instead ,a real world test. I really don't get
excited about dumb stunts such as this is.

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Old 12-07-2006, 10:54 PM   #18
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You can go online an Google the toureg airstream misleading ad if interested .
The trailers were 7700 lbs (sorry) and the vehicals pitched violently and were completey unstable ,and could not control the trailer .Its said VW had to buy back 2 touregs and false advertising also was charged ,im sure there is more to the story as well ,but it is a documented fact .

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Old 12-08-2006, 02:22 PM   #19
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hey scott and others....

ok i found the ad faux pas...

yes we've discussed the receiver-hitch-w/d limits for the t-rex b4

so the ad folks didin't consult the engineers first...that's not new....

how about those ford ads with incorrect horse power ratings...

or the suburaban q-steer photos chevy did, pulling an airstream...

with the trailer door front/street side in their towing guide for 2005.

i guess its ok to tow the rear door models by the back bumper huh?

besides vw has a looooooong history of questionable ads...and i like them all.

i didn't try taking my bug boating in '67...

or vote for ted kennedy in '72...but i did read the national lampoon...

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Id have to say it was far much more than the hitch ,enough to get VW into hot water and give back considerable money to unhappy owners .You cannot
always explain away somthing by comparing it to somthing else. It is what it is after all and thats the facts ,false advertising does not help the company it only hurts it and then no one can then have faith in it .I do like the bugs myself ,they were what the company advertised ,even the VW THING (kublewagon)was cool .Just give us the straight deal and you can't go wrong.By the way I understood that those beetles could float for a few minutes ,but they did .


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Old 12-08-2006, 09:00 PM   #21
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Darn

I thought that the VW was towing the 2008 Aistream "Maestro" I heard rumors about.

Easy to tow, HARD to back up, tight squeeze in RV parks. But, MAN...what room without a slideout!

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Old 12-08-2006, 09:43 PM   #22
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Sorry all

I tow with a touareg and if you do a search you will find a lot on Touaregs pulling Airstreams.Also one of the guys that was on shame on you that had the Touareg purchased back was also on this forum.I remember seeing it.I think it was Xrayo who posted about it.I know alot of people dont like the fact that it tows an Airstream but it really tows great.If you go on the vortex forum you will see what these people pull behind there Touareg.also what they do to them in the mountains.I know publicity can ruin them but not until you try it and take it for a test run you will know how nice it really is.
What about the video of the Porsche Cayenne pulling the Airstream thru the slalom.There whole platform is made by volkswagen look underneath the vehicle and you will see VW icons on them.All they really do is cosmetic work and spoof up the engine.It tows the same weight and everything.I dont mind getting flamed or anything like that.I am totally happy with what I have.
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I wonder then if the porsche folks are then happy its really not a porsche after all but a VW ? that also ought to go over well .
if im buying a porsche ,it better be one .Forever ,it was clear that if you told a porsche person his car was a VW ,that was fightin words ,now what will they say,since it really is one.


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It still is a Porsche.There are a lot of things that will let you know it is.The Audi Q7 has the same platform.The VW Touareg uses the Audi engine.The Cayenne is a superb vehicle and it very nicely done.they colaberated with the companies to do this and it worked out great.You will find it all on the vortex or the cayenne forums.I also been on the Cayenne site and those guys are great.very helpful with a lot of stuff.
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as a publicity measure: nifty.
As anything else... sorta blah.
After all, the Aussies have this sort of thing as a passtime Road train - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
something like 603 metric tons (1,326,600 lbs) and 2000 ft with only twice the HP of the 'dub back in '99. They're up to nearly a mile by now.
Does it prove anything? Not really. Like a tractor pull, fun to watch but probably pointless.
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