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Old 04-16-2016, 12:05 AM   #309
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Hello everyone,

I have a 2016 Porsche Macan S ....

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So Tara, how about some pix of your new Macan S ride!?

You can add some of the trailer when you decide & get one!

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Old 04-17-2016, 04:51 PM   #310
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Hitch modifications

Anyone towing a 25'+ with a Touareg /Cayenne unmodified factory installed hitch?
We are about ready to move from a 23FB that we have had no problems with to a 25FB.
I was thinking of larger 1000lb EZ lift bars and watching the weight in the trailer.
From what I've read in most of the blogs and forums the hitch seems to handle the increased weight. Has anyone heard of problems? Or are we still within a safe weight range?
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Old 04-18-2016, 12:05 AM   #311
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Anyone towing a 25'+ with a Touareg /Cayenne unmodified factory installed hitch?
We are about ready to move from a 23FB that we have had no problems with to a 25FB.
I was thinking of larger 1000lb EZ lift bars and watching the weight in the trailer.
From what I've read in most of the blogs and forums the hitch seems to handle the increased weight. Has anyone heard of problems? Or are we still within a safe weight range?
Does this mean you currently are towing the 23' with just the factory hitch and no WD or sway control?

I currently tow our 19' Bambi with just the stock hitch, but I'm thinking of moving to a larger trailer.
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Old 04-18-2016, 07:59 AM   #312
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We are towing a 23FB with a WD EZ lift 600lb bars.
No problems at all, we moved up from a 22 sport last year and now have a deposit on a 25FB.
Some people are doing the Can Cm modification for piece of mind, I'm wondering if anyone has towed a 25" + without the hitch mod?
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:29 AM   #313
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I towed a 19' without WD and just a sway bar with a 2004 Touareg V8 with no problems. I then towed a 25' with a 2007 Touareg V10 diesel with a Hensley and no problems. Both had air suspension.

But I only carried a full spare in the touareg along with light weight items like empty water jugs, etc. The generator, chairs and stove went into the back of the trailer under the dinette to help distribute the load.

I did not add the CanAm hitch mod because my V10 had an extended warranty and the only way I would do that modification would be to remove bath tub muffler and reroute the exhaust. Otherwise, that mod hangs a bar too low beneath the muffler.
And besides, my hitch was never compromised.
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:59 AM   #314
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I have a 2014 VW TDI.
The Can Am hitch mod seems to add piece of mind. I don't know how much actual strength is needed.
I understand there are limits to the extra weight added to the factory hitch.
There must be a safe range on all of these hitch weights.
I've read reports of people who have put a lot of miles with standard hitch and WD bars.
Are we overthinking this as a problem?
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Old 04-18-2016, 09:50 AM   #315
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The only out of spec issue is the tongue weight. But this said, there are many who do not pay attention to actual tongue weight and tow airstreams with 1200lbs plus on their hitches (and many of them are only rated 1000lbs). With the Touareg/Cayenne hitches being rated at 770lbs (or 620lbs depending who put the sticker on them), the situation is that one should pay an effort to keep the airstream's tongue weight in check. We did this by removing the trailer's spare tire (we upgraded our wheels and tires to Michelins), by moving the heavy batteries from the tongue toward the center of the trailer (we now have LiIon), and by storing heavy items (such as the full size spare for our Cayenne) under the dinette. To add a piece of mind, we also modified the hitch so that it handles better the potential stresses added from using a WD (remember the manual: WD is not recommended, which is just based on the different philosophies between Europe and the US). Our tongue weight is now about 800-900lbs (depending on the loading) - it actually was way above what the sticker said on the empty trailer (a 25FB international), which makes one wonder what the real tongue weights are.
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So, after you've done all of the weight re-arrangement , do you think it was all necessary?
Would you have done anything differently having used it for a while?
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I don't know, but I have a good piece of mind that everything I am doing is on the safe side. This is not only about me but also to keep the boss happy.


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Old 04-19-2016, 11:40 PM   #318
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Breaking news! New tow vehicle just delivered tonight

2010 VW Touareg TDI.

Will post pics soon.
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…but also to keep the boss happy.

It's always about the boss
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I tow a 28' with a 2012 Cayenne S. I got advice from Andy at Canam and some components from them and so far it's great.
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I was hoping to get a new Treg TDI someday. Looks like that is not going to happen any time soon so we kept our GX 470.
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I tow a 28' with a 2012 Cayenne S. I got advice from Andy at Canam and some components from them and so far it's great.

What components did Can Am recommend?


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