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Old 12-30-2014, 07:02 AM   #21
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I realy dont understand why I need strengthen my porche??

too many number for me ...
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Old 01-04-2015, 01:32 PM   #22
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Similar info on Cayenne S at my post

Socool69 -

You may have already seen a similar post I did asking about the V8 Cayenne S as a TV for our 20' Avion T20. The Avion factory document has dry weight 2680 pounds & 275 pounds hitch weight, but the wet & loaded with options & all is probably 2800-3000 pounds - no more than 3500. So it's lighter than your 25-27' modern Airstream.

I use the Hensley Cub on it, in anticipation of eventually getting a mid-size SUV to tow it with eventually, but renting trucks & SUVs for now.

Here's the link:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...8s-128005.html

I did my Cayenne S V8 post topic separate, since you were asking about the V6 Cayenne here, but there is info applicable to both V6 & S over there. We're just starting to look for one seriously, now that both my wife & I are getting tired of the rental truck/SUV thing.

Hope your Cayenne & Airstream work out the way you want!

Best Wishes!
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I realy dont understand why I need strengthen my porche??

too many number for me ...
It's strengthening the factory hitch assembly's welds only - not your entire Porsche Cayenne.

As I understand it - the Cayenne/Taureg/Audi Q7 hitches need the welds reinforced, as do those on the BMW X5 & Mercedes ML & GL hitches - mainly because they don't use weight distributing hitches in Europe, so they didn't design them to withstand that WD force.

Of course Andy T. from CanAm posting above can explain it better, plus he says some GM hitches were not up to snuff either - so the folks with the Big 3 full size trucks have some concerns as well.

I agree, the numbers thrown around can be confusing & overwhelming, but it's good to go thru it all. Since Andy & others have in fact towed 27-30' Airstreams & other similar size/weight trailers with Cayennes, I suspect that you'll be just fine with yours too.

If it were me - I'd get your Cayenne's hitch reinforced at CanAm to be safe - especially with your being so close - at least relative to me way off in SoCal!

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PS - This is the same Tom from the janabanana48 posts above - I just opened my own account so I get the notice emails to my account, instead of my wife's email.
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How big is the trailer that you tow with your Cayenne diesel?
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Does anyone have the details of the necessary hitch reinforcement welds? I am considering using a Cayenne as a TV and so will need these details. I can't get to Can Am either, too far away.
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There are no hitch reinforcement welds. The OEM hitch is built stronger than many US truck hitches. The modification that Canam makes is the addition of a bar from the hitch forward to the body near the rear axle. This will add strength and resist any torsional twist up and down to the unibody hitch. It's a personal decision as to it's necessity.
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There are no hitch reinforcement welds. The OEM hitch is built stronger than many US truck hitches. The modification that Canam makes is the addition of a bar from the hitch forward to the body near the rear axle. This will add strength and resist any torsional twist up and down to the unibody hitch. It's a personal decision as to it's necessity.
There is this myth being propagated in towing threads that German vehicles do not have a proper hitch and that reinforcement is necessary. The only issue I've heard of with the German vehicle hitches was the Flex-and-Gate hitch on early ML/GL models that has been fixed for several years now. The current Oris hitch is good. The previous Oris hitch on GL/ML (prior to Flex-and-Gate) was wonderful, beefier than some heavy duty truck hitches. The VW/Audi/Porsche hitch is also very stout.

Of course if you put 1200# on hitch rated at 600# it may break. This does not point an issue with the hitch, but rather an issue with the user.
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I make my fisrt trip and tow with my cayenne v6 and 25 airstream

Im very happy easy to tow ... very nice suv


AND I MAKE ARROUND 12 TO 13.5 mi/gal WOW

I dont remark anyting wrong and the engine run arroud 2000 rpm near 55-60 mph

nice ride ...
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