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Old 11-24-2013, 09:36 AM   #253
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Originally Posted by andreasduess View Post
More than ok. Go ahead and have fun.
Bought our 23FB yesterday... Planning where to go first :-)

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Old 11-27-2013, 04:39 PM   #254
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Congrats Brokerchris - you have a sweet setup - no enjoy....

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Old 04-18-2014, 06:42 PM   #255
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Hello everybody.

I'm new to this forum and to the trailer world. First things first I want to thank the whole community in the air forums for providing all these extremely valuable information. The truth is that many car salesmen most of the times have no idea about some technical data and specifications of the cars they sell. I landed onto this forum after lots of research about maximum tongue weight about my Porsche Cayenne. With respect to all VW owners and their opinions about the max tongue weight of 770lbs I found the following information and I thought it might be a good idea to share it, since Cayenne and Touareg share the same chassis. First of all, the 2012 Cayenne Turbo manual doesn't mention anything and anywhere about not allowing the use of weight distribution system with the air suspension configuration. More specifically, I own the 2012 Turbo model and this is the info I wanted to share with everybody:

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2014 New Porsche Cayenne AWD 4dr Platinum Edition at Penske Automall, AZ, IID 11884443 click on the spec tab

I found dozens of reputable web sites with exactly the same numbers. They all state 4 different weight numbers for the Porsche Cayenne:

1. Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 5000 lbs,
2. Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 500 lbs
3. Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 7716 lbs
4. Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 1157 lbs

The hitch receiver sticker on my Cayenne (stock receiver) is exactly the same with the pictures I saw on this forum on the Touareg. Max tongue weight with OR without weight distribution system 616lbs. The manual of the Cayenne doesn't state anything about "Weight Distribution System" except max tongue weight, which of course is 616lbs. why? Maybe because in Europe they don’t even know the phrase “Weight distribution? Maybe because of liability? Maybe because they made a mistake as many folks mentioned on previous threads? After all the research I made and after the above presented evidence, this is the conclusion I came into: Weight distribution systems transfer part of the tongue weight on the front axles of the TV and some on the TT. With that being said, after proper Weight Distribution configuration and the correct spring tension, people can exceed the 616lbs on the tongue up to 1157lbs. Is it wise to do? Probably it's not wise to go as close as to the absolutely maximum tongue weight, which is 1157lbs. But can we use a trailer which tongue weight is around 900lbs without any hitch reinforcement and only by using a high quality distribution system and swing control? I would say yes. Many people are oppose of an SUV such as Touareg or Cayenne used as towing vehicles, maybe because of their short wheel base; With respect to them, I believe that these 2 vehicles are extremely capable of towing if they are on the right configuration and of course with the right driver. I'd love to hear your comments and many thanks to everybody for taking the time on explaining and sharing your experiences.
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:04 PM   #256
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1157 lbs is not the payload??

I think that my payload is even less on my 2010 TDI

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towing capacity, touareg

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