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Old 03-16-2008, 05:58 PM   #1
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Towing with a Touareg

I have recently purchased a 2005 VW Touareg V8 and I am wondering what brake controller some of the forum members have used. I have heard that the Prodigy is very difficult to interface with the VW. Although some of the other Tekonsha models work well. I am pulling a 78 25 ft. Caravanner that weighs about 5000 lbs. Anyone have any experience with setting up an Airstream with the Touareg?

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Old 03-16-2008, 06:11 PM   #2
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Xray and Westfalia (I think) both tow with T-regs. I don't think X checks in that often anymore, you may get a response from a PM.
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I agree Terry. Westfalia and Devoman were my thoughts -- both of them pretty active. Do a search, advanced search; enter only Touareg as the keyword and enter just one of their usernames on the right. You'll be able to browse quite a number of times they've mentioned their tow vehicles in threads.
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A Jordan would work fine, provided you are willing to wait for the new model, or can find someone with the previous version available for sale.

The Jordan connects directly to the battery, not through the vehicle's electrical system, and is always "on" (at least when the brake pedal is depressed).
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Thanks. I have camped with Devoman before and I have dropped him a note.
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I really like the Jordan too.

Xray sold his Airstream a year or so ago. He reported that they may buy another one in the near future.
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did u ask over on the t-rex forums too?

devo hangs there some, but a search here suggests he's using a prodigy.

and there is a guy from tennessee with a very similar rancilio espresso machine too...

do you have the receiver yet? and don't forget the euro wiring issue for the 7 pin connector...

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We are from Tennessee and we make coffee for anyone who stops by at forum rally (or anywhere else for that matter). We will be at Springstream so stop by for a cup.

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I have recently purchased a 2005 VW Touareg V8 and I am wondering what brake controller some of the forum members have used.
Prodigy or Prodigy 3

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I have heard that the Prodigy is very difficult to interface with the VW.
Very easy to install - I have pictures and simple instructions both here and over at the "T-Rex" forums...

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I am pulling a 78 25 ft. Caravanner that weighs about 5000 lbs. Anyone have any experience with setting up an Airstream with the Touareg?
I do now! Invest in a weight distribution system - I went with Pro Pride but Hensley Arrow is another good one - if you don't want to spend too much the Equalizer is another alternative - but not quite as good as the other two in my opinion for use with our "T-Rex's"...
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Prodigy or Prodigy 3

I do now! Invest in a weight distribution system - I went with Pro Pride but Hensley Arrow is another good one - if you don't want to spend too much the Equalizer is another alternative - but not quite as good as the other two in my opinion for use with our "T-Rex's"...
Hi There,
We have just purchased a 2007 T-Rex and a 23D Airstream and trying to get them set up to connect with each other.

I'm wondering why you think the Pro Pride or Hensley is better than an Equalizer. Our dealer insists that we shouldn't have a weight distribution/anti-sway at all but it seems that other Touaregs towers use them. Our 2007 does not have the air levelers (or whatever they're called). Do you (or anyone) know about the new Husky Center Line wd hitches?
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Hi There,
We have just purchased a 2007 T-Rex and a 23D Airstream and trying to get them set up to connect with each other.
Congrats go out to you.
Set up optimally your T-reg and 23' would be a great combination.

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Our dealer insists that we shouldn't have a weight distribution/anti-sway at all
IMHO.....on that note I would be seriously looking for another place to have the combination set up, Find a towing specialist that has experience working with the T-Reg/wdh's/and set up.

There is quite a bit of good info on the T-regs here in the forum. Search it out and do some research.
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I would see if you could find a dealer to either purchase a "ProPride" or "Hensley Arrow" hitch for your T-Rex....

I went with the ProPride - do a quick search and you can find fans of both!
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JFScheck,
Sounds like you picked up your new trailer. How does it tow behind your car with the ProPride system?
I also noted that your trailer is a 2010 25' Classic. I was not aware that A/S made a 25' Classic in 2010. When I was shopping for trailers, I was told by my dealer that the smallest was a 27' and that the last 25's were only availabe in the 2009 model. If yours is truly a 2010, did you have it specially built? That would make it a really rare trailer for sure!
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JFScheck, I was told by my dealer that the smallest was a 27' and that the last 25's were only availabe in the 2009 model. If yours is truly a 2010, did you have it specially built? That would make it a really rare trailer for sure!
Your are 100 percent correct - I have a 2009 model 25 footer - but since it was brand new and I purchased it in 2010 I kind of stretched the model year out a few months and call her a "2010"....

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