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Touareg

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02 Jun, 2022 @ 22:33:44 pm
Elleebee
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I have a 2013 v6tdi Touareg rline Bluemotion with a factory fitted folding gooseneck. It has steel Springs not sure suspension. I tow a2006 Palma but have not towed yet. Does the rear seat do having the rig level is a problem? If it does is they there a solution? Does anyone have any experience. Thank you.

 

PS please answer in English if technical terms are going to be used. Thanks

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03 Jun, 2022 @ 06:07:32 am
Hennie Botha
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I have a 2013 v6tdi Touareg rline Bluemotion with a factory fitted folding gooseneck. It has steel Springs not sure suspension. I tow a2006 Palma but have not towed yet. Does the rear seat do having the rig level is a problem? If it does is they there a solution? Does anyone have any experience. Thank you.

 

PS please answer in English if technical terms are going to be used. Thanks

I think Nico will answer you shortly, as he also has the same vehicle.

Sê dankie vir wat jy in die lewe het.
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03 Jun, 2022 @ 14:42:43 pm
Nico
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Lindsay, tow that caravan and stop worrying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Touareg is absolutely great in securing any swaying of the caravan behind, in :

1. Picking up that the rear towbar is in use - only when the trailer coupling is used. (If you hear the "beep beep", your trailer switch is NOT properly connected!)

2. This is evident by the rear parking sensors as well as the "Blue motion stop/go" being disconnected, and the "Park hold" connected

3. The rear brakes are activated in the way that any swaying is picked up by the opposite rear wheel brake which immediately comes into action .... try it! 

    I towed "Awol" behind at 110 km/h, and swung my steering wheel left to right, giving the caravan (and SWAMBO) a momentary heart attack which immediately (and I mean instantaneously) corrected the 'van behind (not so with Joan though - still chirping about 2 weeks later!)

No my friend, no problem at all - no additional anti-sway bars needed or anything.

Also - In order to escape a truck driver in the Eastern Cape with road rage (long story),  I towed my 'van at 170 km/h for about 10 kms and the caravan was holding on for dear life but never felt unstable at all.

Nope, you will never find another tow vehicle like this - sit back, tow and relax!!

Enjoy!!

 

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03 Jun, 2022 @ 14:46:12 pm
Elleebee
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Thanks for the advice. Put my mind at ease😎

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03 Jun, 2022 @ 14:48:58 pm
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Glad to help. Hope we'll be able to get together at a camp someday .... actually quite surprised that there are so few Touaregs used for towing caravans. Once met up with 2 others, but that was a once off!

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