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Old 11-08-2014, 08:18 PM   #1
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2015 Flying Cloud 25RB tongue weight

Hi All,

My wife and I currently own a 2013 Sport 22 pulling it with a 2013 VW Touareg TDI. We are thinking about "upgrading" to the 25 Flying Cloud but are concerned about two things: actual tongue weight of the trailer and the ability of our VW to tow it. According to specs the VW can tow about 7,700 pounds with a tongue weight capacity of around 750 or so. We are currently using the WD setup recommend by Andy at CanAm.

Have any of you actually weighed the tongue on the above trailer and if so what were your results?

I think it a given that we need to reinforce the existing hitch as per CanAm recommendations. Do any of you know of a place that could do that on the West Coast?



Dennis Williams
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Old 11-08-2014, 08:37 PM   #2
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We have that exact model Airstream towed by a 2012 Ram 1500. I am sure the hitch (tongue) weight is over 750#, it would need a weight distribution hitch, and the Touareg hitch reinforced.

If you can manage the payload limits of the Touareg (similar to our truck) I believe it would be a better tow vehicle than what we have because of it's excellent suspension and powerful, efficient diesel engine.

Coming from a Sport 22 I think you will be as pleased with the spaciousness, capacities, and towing of a tandem axle 25' as we were coming from a 20' single axle.

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Old 11-10-2014, 12:54 PM   #3
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We have the rear twin and I have weighed the tongue twice, once with the portable scales and once at a CAT with just the tongue on the scale. !,000 lbs plus on the portable and 860+ on the CAT. Also weighed the trailer hooked up with WD and did not come close to any limit with my TV. My TV came with a CL V hitch with 1850 max TW with WDH which I always use
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