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Old 05-08-2015, 11:13 AM   #1
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Hitch setup Audi Q5 - question

OK... so we are getting this 16' Bambi. Didn't pick it up yet because of a few snags but we were there while they were fitting it to our 2009 Audi Q5 with the Equalizer Hitch. The Q5 has a rating of 450 on the tongue and 4400 towing. Dry tongue weight on the Bambi is 350, and the extra battery I figure is about 40, and the massive head on the Equalizer has to be at least 50. The guy at the dealer says the equalizer will cut that tongue weight in half, so even fully loaded, we should be OK. The Audi factory receiver 8R0092115 looks like a strong wind would bend it, and I don't know if it is rated for a weight distribution system. Waiting for dealer feedback on that part. I know it slots into the unibody. After-market hitches have higher rating but some descriptions state that they are not rated for a weight distribution system.

so... i'm kinda nervous about this whole enterprise with the Audi. We have a 9 passenger Yukon which my wife hates. I have no doubt it could drag two of these boxes. She's willing to ride in it short term until I retire in a few years and we have longer trips.

any advice about what to do here would be helpful

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