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Old 04-04-2013, 08:13 PM   #1
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Tourareg as a good TV

I bought my first TT in December (primetime Tracer 245 bhs 27') and was a bit worried about my TV (2012 Tourareg ) Well... I have to say after our first trip all is good. In fact the car pulled fantastic. No sway or struggles...the car can tow 7700 Lb and the TT is 5000Lb dry but the size difference looks odd.
I have to recommend this SUV for towing this size ultra lite trailer, I know others have had the same concerns when a pickup does not suite family needs...(and no I don't work for VW
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:08 PM   #2
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Glad it is working out for you. Enjoy the camper.
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You don't say where you live. I would assume you don't have large mountains to pull. You may also want to keep and eye on your tranny. Unless you have tow package you may find that you are putting undue stress on your transmission. Enjoy
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Re mountains I live in Vancouver BC and its about as mountainous as it comes The Tourareg has a tranny cooler in the tow pack and of course I'm careful about loading and watching how I drive especially when hilly. I use a good distribution hitch and sway bar. So it's all working well so far....

It's funny at the looks and comments II get though...technology is marvelous
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Re mountains I live in Vancouver BC and its about as mountainous as it comes The Tourareg has a tranny cooler in the tow pack and of course I'm careful about loading and watching how I drive especially when hilly. I use a good distribution hitch and sway bar. So it's all working well so far....

It's funny at the looks and comments II get though...technology is marvelous
I assume you do have the diesel model. In Europe they do pull heavy with those unit. I read its a fantastic towing machines. Sure beats those small block gas TV's
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:17 AM   #6
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Nope not the TDI I have the V6 and yes in the UK we tow big trailers with ridiculously small cars
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:16 AM   #7
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Hey that's good to know! Vow engines are great I have the tdi jetta and to give it as hot I pulled our 18' maxum ski boat with it. It did remarkably well!
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