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Old 08-31-2004, 09:31 PM   #29
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Thanks for the update - I'm glad your still happy with the Touareg. It has to be an improvement over the Discovery we are now using. Seems like we have a similar tow vehicle history - but after all the Discovery seems to be one of the most common vehicles here in Santa Fe.

We're off to the green chile festival this weekend and then it might be time to start looking at the year end closeouts on VWs.

thanks for the invite to PM you - I probably will do so in the near future!

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Old 09-01-2004, 07:26 AM   #30
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Thanks for the update - I'm glad your still happy with the Touareg. It has to be an improvement over the Discovery we are now using. Seems like we have a similar tow vehicle history - but after all the Discovery seems to be one of the most common vehicles here in Santa Fe.

We're off to the green chile festival this weekend and then it might be time to start looking at the year end closeouts on VWs.

thanks for the invite to PM you - I probably will do so in the near future!

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I loved my Disco 2 (owned two of them). But for towing? It was an effort even pulling a Caravel... The VW is no comparison.

I'm hoping the LR3 will have a little bit more towing spunk but I doubt I'd consider trading the Treg - it is just that good. The Disco was a great pooch hauler with dual sunroofs and the "superlock" feature. That I miss.

Enjoy the festival - we were out at Julians last night...

Hey! I was just thinking. I think I poked my head in your 16' CCD once. Did you get it in ABQ? Dan told me he ordered/sold it to some Santa Feans towing with a Disco. Nice coach!
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Old 09-01-2004, 08:09 AM   #31
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We have a 16CCD and are thinking about a Touareg for a tow vehicle. Sounds like you guys have been having great success with the VW. Are you still happy? Is the V8 enough power? (like X-Ray - we also live at 7500' feet in Santa Fe - so altitude is an issue.) Any options you would vote for or vote against?

thanks for any thoughts

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IMHO, the V8 Touareg would be a great match for the 16' CCD (even at 7500 feet). My gut tells me that the V8 Touareg would be safe and solid up to a 22'. Like everything, everyone has opinions and does what they'd like. Me personally, I'd be a bit uneasy towing anything larger than 25' having had first hand exp towing a 19' Bambi and a 25' Safari. They are night and day different in how they act behind a passenger car or quasi passenger/suv. In my case, I modified a full size Chevy that would exceed what the Touareg could do on paper...but that's just it...on paper tends to sound better than what actually happens in real life. Again, this is just my opinion based on my exper and talking with others in the community.
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Old 09-13-2004, 11:56 PM   #32
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I just returned from my second trip in as many weeks, in my 3 week old 22' Intl. CCD. I have the same exact Touareg (even same color) as Xray, except I think our wheels are different ;-)

Over Labor Day weekend, my wife and I took our trailer to Kerrville, TX from El Paso (about 500 miles each way). We followed our friends who have a 25' Intl. CCD, with a Cadillac Escalade tow vehicle. We had no problem keeping up with them (75 - 78 mph) and actually had less (I should say no) trouble in the hills.

Last weekend, my wife, our 100 lb Alaskan Malamute and I went to Cloudcroft, NM (over 7000'). We had no trouble pulling up the steep climb from Alamogordo, NM into Cloudcroft. We stayed at a small RV park in a secluded box canyon, next to about 6 other trailers and 5th wheels. Prior to leaving, one of the neighbors cautioned me, stating that I needed to get a running start out of the park (had to go up a steep incline on a gravel road). Needless to say, we had no trouble pulling up the hill. The 4 wheel drive didn't hurt either.

I am very happy with the Touareg and trailer. The combination has provided my wife, dog, and I some much needed "escapism".
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Nice write-up. It's a great experience you are having. I'm not the least bit surprised. Thanks for sharing!

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Old 09-15-2004, 02:57 AM   #34
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Thanks for sharing both your experience and the fantastic pictures~
Would it possible to ask you for some close up pictures of the hook-up between the T-Rex and the 22' CCD???
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Would it possible to ask you for some close up pictures of the hook-up between the T-Rex and the 22' CCD???
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No problem.

Might be a couple weeks or so... I don't have any photos of the hookup and I won't be towing until around the 1st of October...

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I modified some of the end of this thread. Those posts were of no additional value to the subject matter here.
For the record the Forum does not endorse or recommend towing an Airstream at 75 miles per hour plus! However you are all adults and can decide for yourselves what is considered safe and acceptable behavior.
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