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Old 06-08-2016, 03:00 PM   #41
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And it doesn't matter how many innocent drivers in your vicinity that you take out with you when your combination loses it.

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Old 06-08-2016, 04:37 PM   #42
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It can be done no problem...just a very expensive tranny away...when the This and is cousins the Q7 and Cayenne were introduced there was a commercial of it hauling a large Air Stream...Often cars in NA tow ratings are down graded for warranty Europe and Australia many of the same vehicles sold here are rated much higher.

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Old 06-09-2016, 01:14 AM   #43
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Let's not be so quick to judge this setup as unsafe. One of our own here on the board had a very similar setup and towed MANY miles. Don't fool yourself, just because we have big trucks does not make our setups safer!

Sorry to disagree, but yes it does.
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Old 06-09-2016, 09:05 AM   #44
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Sorry to disagree, but yes it does.
I'll have to go the other way. Sure, I've seen a handful of smaller vehicles pulling larger trailers that were obviously not set up properly and, yes, I'd consider those unsafe. However...I've seen a much larger number of larger trucks hauling a#$ because it's like it's "not back there", not leaving enough stopping distance, blowing tires, etc. and I consider that just as unsafe. As long as everything is within it's ratings and has the right equipment (properly adjusted), it's as much or more about the driver than the rig.
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Old 06-13-2016, 04:25 AM   #45
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Initially, we were looking at 20'to 22' travel trailers, planning to tow one with our 2005 Honda Pilot. Then, upon further research we decided not to. It would have eventually put too much stress on the Pilot's tranny. We did not want to buy a truck and a TT. Instead we bought a 22' Forester Class C. But, the Pilot is too big to be a toad. Too small for one, too big for another! Now, we are looking to purchase a Wrangler as a toad.
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Old 06-13-2016, 11:05 AM   #46
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That Touareg weighs as much as my Ram 1500. They, and their cousins the Q7/Cayenne, are no joke when it comes to stability and braking. Set up properly I see no reason why that Touareg couldn't tow that trailer safely in any condition.

Simply put, those SUV's are tanks. Transmissions in them are pretty stout as well.

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