Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related. You have to take real world towing conditions into consideration--- wind, rain, mountains, steep grades and foul weather make towing a real bugger. If I may ask, what brake controller do you recommend? Probably not but it is more than capable and safe in doing so. Just to follow up since this thread has been revisited. So is the chassis uprated for those markets? Personally, I don't see the need for it. I know that there won't be any for 2005 but I am confident I can find a used one or can wait until 2006 model year. Edited December 4, 2016 by kenzo.
Here's the place to shout about it. While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc. I just wanted to see if anyone has had any experience towing with it. With one large horse in it, I don't feel the trailer at all. So what you have to do is firmly request that the tech team escalate your issue to an engineering level. You could argue that if a Touareg can tow a 747, it can handle an Olie.
This includes towing in what I think were the worst conditions I have ever encountered a huge storm in France. The problem is the manual is translated. The D4 was too new and hence too expensive but the interior looks much nicer than the D3 so will take a look when it's time for a change. The 11 sec truck is in Vegas. It's not ball diameter that automatically dictates the load rating, it's shank size. If you do have towing problems, change your trailer to a better design: design is the most important factor for safety and enjoyment. I have read on the Treg forum that this is required when towing.
We have 62,000 miles on it. I am very happy with the Audi Q7. But when your Joey is in the landfill or out back of Uncle Lesters barn, that Airstream will still be going down the road. Its a tough call to make as I went about looking at 3. Moreover, a trailer stability programme is standard. Did mine at 85k, so lasted well, but had become very slow.
I would go with electric brakes on both axles and a good quality Draw tite electric brake box in the cab with surge control on the electric brake box. Pete It came down to a choice between a 3. For instance, the mighty Landrover Discovery 3. Well, we had to do brakes every 5000 miles in it, as we tow either the boat, our 9000lb camper, or our flatbed 1500lbs, but is usually loaded with 500lb+ of cargo roughly once or twice every week. It will be interesting in getting your perspective of the disco versus the towrag. Edited August 29, 2014 by paulthomas Further update. Not ideal I know, and there will be plenty of comments about full size blah blah blah.
Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators. That stock tranny doesn't like that. Высказывать беспрепятственно свое мнение, излагать свое видение — это естественная базовая потребность человека в самовыражении и признании. Bart Following a 3 yr relationship with my pride and joy Landrover Discovery which ended with a seized engine replaced under warranty. I'm sure they'll be willing to reduce the tow weight for the little car so it's not over loaded.
I'd only do it with a T-reg in warranty though! Items offered for trade are not allowed. Keep the trailer length down to about 20 to 22 feet, not counting the hitch. Relocated cargo tray to bumper. With stock power and a bigger tranny cooler, expect a 15-50% increase in tranny life. Weight-wise they seem about 3000lb empty.
I struggle; but connecting the caravan's electrics is a faff as you almost have to lie down under the rear bumper to connect. There are a lot of reasons to like the Touareg. I also appreciate being able to throw a bale of hay in my truck bed rather than the back of a car. Don't think a 7400lb vehicle can go fast? And it doesn't have the wheel base of those vehicles either. I only had to read the title of this thread to know it is going to be a train wreck.
We have a detachable tow bar westphalia ,and 13pin elecs which are hidden behind a panel in rear bumper when not in use. The newer Jeep definitely towed our Buccaneer Cruiser a lot better on the motorway. Disco 2 are available cheap most have a few aftermarket parts but most have either had a hard life or are rotten but are a damn sight better value than a defender and 1000% more comfortable aye, springs completely knacker the P38s. I was very impressed and found it an excellent and very capable tow car which was very comfortable to drive and had lots of equipment and interior space. I am friends with both Mike and Alan. I have towed a 25' boat down to the keys with my tdi touareg. But about 60% to 70% of the hitch weight is still on the ball, and should satisfy the hitch design requirements to have most of the hitch weight going straight down onto the ball.