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Old 08-12-2009, 12:02 PM   #15
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The Q7 will probably do an adequate job of pulling an AS23 if properly set up.
What is a proper set-up? Weight distributing hitch and sway bars? A particular brand?
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:35 PM   #16
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Pulling with a smaller tow vehicle, I would go with one of the premium hitch systems. The top three are Hensley, Equalizer, and Reese Dual Cam. Each of these has its fans here on the Forums, and there are many threads for each.

When I referred to "set up properly" what I was referring to is that the anti-sway/weight distribution hitch system of your choice is right version for your tongue weight. It also needs to be installed properly by someone who knows what they are doing. Make sure that it is adjusted properly for your particular TV/TT combination. You will have to learn how to hook-up, adjust, and un-hook.

When we bought our 25FB several years ago, we had the dealer install a Hensley Arrow Hitch System. It turned out he knew about as much about the system as I did. I was sent off with an improperly adjusted Hensley hooked to the wrong drop hitch bar.

From information on these Forums, I found out how to adjust my Hensley correctly, and obtained the correct drop hitch bar.

The bottom line is, don't necessarily trust the dealer's personnel to know what they are talking about.

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I`m also thinking of pulling with a Porsche Cayenne GTS or Turbo. I`ve been looking all over the Internet for information and I`m glad that I came across this forum. Do you guys think a Cayenne would be able to pull an 08 or 09 Safari 27`without any problems, especially if I hook it up with one of the hitch systems that you guys are talking about?
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:05 AM   #18
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Search for posts by forum member devoman, he pulls a 25' airstream with a Touareg which is the same vehicle.

This will get you started...
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...ity-53163.html

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I`m also thinking of pulling with a Porsche Cayenne GTS or Turbo. I`ve been looking all over the Internet for information and I`m glad that I came across this forum. Do you guys think a Cayenne would be able to pull an 08 or 09 Safari 27`without any problems, especially if I hook it up with one of the hitch systems that you guys are talking about?
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So 118" wheelbase for the Q7 is too short?
A long wheel base will help stabilize a marginal or unstable TV.

The Q7 is a very stable vehicle so the wheel base length has minimal importance.
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I`m also thinking of pulling with a Porsche Cayenne GTS or Turbo. I`ve been looking all over the Internet for information and I`m glad that I came across this forum. Do you guys think a Cayenne would be able to pull an 08 or 09 Safari 27`without any problems, especially if I hook it up with one of the hitch systems that you guys are talking about?
Post #26 here has the review and should answer your question....

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...r-17371-2.html
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:10 AM   #21
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Now I'm wondering if the Q7 can safely handle a Intl 25FB. It's rated at GVWR 7300#, dry weight 5400#. I was reading another thread about buying bigger rather than smaller and it got me thinking about the layout of a 09' 25FB. What to do.
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