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Old 06-23-2013, 08:13 AM   #239
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Thanks for all the additional info. T-Egg has been removed from my list. I knew it wasnt going to work. I just needed to hear it I suppose. Jim
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:41 AM   #240
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The lower weight is one of the many reasons we decided to purchase an older TT. The tongue weight on our 34' International is a very manageable 630lbs, the total 6250lbs.

Of course, there's no corian countertops anywhere.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:33 AM   #241
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I dont suppose finding an 08 T Egg TDI with adjustable suspension would make any difference?
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:51 AM   #242
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Why not just buy a nice car/SUV you want as a daily and keep your truck for towing? As an 04 model, you won't get a whole lot for it, and it shouldn't be costing much in taxes, plates and insurance.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:28 AM   #243
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So are you pulling a 34' trailer with your Touraeg? I was told that due to the short wheel base I shouldn't tow anything longer than 22'.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:46 AM   #244
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So are you pulling a 34' trailer with your Touraeg? I was told that due to the short wheel base I shouldn't tow anything longer than 22'.
His 34' weighs less than my 25'. His distance from hitch coupler to trailer axle is longer than mine. His frontal wind resistance is less than mine. Some of the reasons why a Touareg would tow his trailer better than mine, which is 9 feet shorter.

There are too many meaningful factors, not to mention Touareg's independent suspension and diesel engine, as well as hitch assembly, to consider only trailer length.

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1991 Airstream Excella 29' + 2008 Touareg V10 TDI Individual R-Line

Towing 1991 Airstream Excella 29' (Empty Weight: 5600lbs / 2540kg; GVWR: 6800lbs / 3084kg; Hitch Weight: 700lbs / 318kg) with 2008 VW Touareg V10 TDI Individual R-Line (with Air suspension) St.Petersburg-Moscow-Kiev-Odessa (1100 miles / 1800km) on General Grabber AT 255/60-R18 tires (without weight distribution and with friction sway control AL-KO AKS 3504): HOW TO change side friction pads - YouTube
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:31 AM   #246
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:59 PM   #247
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Well, it looks level and that's a good sign....
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Towing 1991 Airstream Excella 29' (Empty Weight: 5600lbs / 2540kg; GVWR: 6800lbs / 3084kg; Hitch Weight: 700lbs / 318kg) with 2008 VW Touareg V10 TDI Individual R-Line (with Air suspension) St.Petersburg-Moscow-Kiev-Odessa (1100 miles / 1800km) on General Grabber AT 255/60-R18 tires (without weight distribution and with friction sway control AL-KO AKS 3504): HOW TO change side friction pads - YouTube
Fabulous set up. How many watts are you producing and what size is your inverter? Are you happy with it? Do you want more? Jim
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:18 PM   #249
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Why not just buy a nice car/SUV you want as a daily and keep your truck for towing? As an 04 model, you won't get a whole lot for it, and it shouldn't be costing much in taxes, plates and insurance.
I think the idea here is to use a top rated TV for towing a high end trailer like the Airstream. There are a number of towing reports that praise the prowess of the T-reg. We are talking performance... handling, emergency maneuvers, braking, comfort. That is the reason for going that route.
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I gotta admit - my diesel TDI Touareg had PLEANTY of engine towing my 2009 Classic 25FB up and over the Rockies, Appalachians, etc. - for me that was never a problem, it was that damn heavy as heck "Tongue Weight" of my Airstream, even though I could tow 7,700lbs - it was MAX PAYLOAD that was my limitation.

My daily driver is a 14 SRT Grand Cherokee that has almost the identical Max payload that my TDI Touareg had (it is rated to tow 7,200lbs) and even with its 465lbs torque (60lbs more than the diesel Touareg) I would NEVER tow my ole' 25FB Classic or my 2013 27FB Serenity (which actually has a few pounds less tongue weight), even for a short distance.

Not only engine, but even brakes on both these performance SUV's are adequate - but it always comes back to tongue weight and MAX PAYLOAD - every time....

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Old 11-18-2013, 05:39 PM   #251
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Informative thread. I have a 2013 TDI Touareg (steel suspension) and looking at purchasing a 23FB Airstream shortly. Lots of conflicting info on these threads but everyone's feedback is helpful.

Safety is #1 priority for me but I'm not interested in another TV at this time since the TRex has no payment.

There seem to be enough Touareg owners here that are towing 23+footers. We wouldn't be exceeding 23FB in terms of length/weight.

According to airstream specs on their website HERE, we are OK?

Feedback/suggestions are appreciated.
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More than ok. Go ahead and have fun.
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