Hello Airforums! We're the proud owners of a 24' 1963
Tradewind (single axle) that was renovated by Kenny Ruzicka here in Los Angeles. We're shopping around for a solid TV (which will also serve as our daily driver) and the Q7 ticks a lot of boxes. I've done some reading around the forums but I thought I'd consult the hive mind for our specific situation. Two questions:
1) Per the original specs the trailer is 3500 lbs dry with 415 lb tongue weight. Kenny thinks that the reno maintained or shed some weight since we have all new lighter-weight appliances. We'll obviously double this on a scale when we have a TV. That being said the 3.0 V6 model of the Q7 has a ceiling of 7700 lb tow and 770 lb tongue. IMO this gives us enough wiggle room but I'm a neophyte - what do you folks think?
2) Since tow distribution hitches and sway bars are frowned upon on this vehicle I read an Audi World forum post touting the benefits of having the 'adaptive suspension' package to help the car better perform when towing and mitigate sway. Can anyone speak to the effectiveness of this package?
Thank you all in advance!