Touareg: 2010 V6 TDI
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: SE USA
Second Vehicle: Other
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Congratulations on your purchase! I do hope you did purchase the weight distribution and sway bar hitch. It takes a comfortable enough tow and turns it into a very nimble behaved towing experience. Also, I hope you also included the brake controller to activate the brakes on the trailer. It matter not what kind of tow rig you have, these two systems are a game changer, and the brake controller is a legal requirement.
Speaking to your sons Armada as a tow rig. My brother in law bought an Armada a tow rig, and has regretted the purchase since towing his camper with my TReg. We have very similar campers, and we go camping as families often. I regularly leave him struggling to climb hills as I maintain my 75 MPH cruise control setting. Your son may have bought into the common idea that only massive machines can tow. The TReg turns all these ideas on their heads.
Just this last Spring Break, we (family of four) towed our 24 foot travel trailer from southern Alabama to Canada and back. It continues to tow better than any other tow rig I have ever owned. If you have specific questions, feel free to PM me.
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