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Question Help, so confused

I have a 2010 TDI. Looking at a 20 foot trailer with dry weight of 4045lbs. I have no air suspension.

I have read and plotted numbers and seems like it would be border line, yet I look at what people are pulling, and have talked with a couple of people and seems like it would be no problem. The dealer says no problem, but my sons research and spreadsheet says it is at max as far as having a safety buffer.

Also, should we have anti sway functionality or just load levelling? What else do I need to know to tow safely?

Thanks for any and all help, more I read the more confused I am getting
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The Touareg can tow up to 7,500 lbs.

There are lots of towing threads on here . . .

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Like this one . . .

What do u tow? Post pic of trailer.

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And all the others in the Towing section . . .

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Thank you, yes I have read most. lots of varying opinions. seems to be like Oil threads. My son ran numbers for this trailer into a spreadsheet and seems like it is borderline for safely pulling, yet I see guys pulling much more. Also dealer said I didn't need sway control only load levelling as the ECS And ABS cover this, but seems people do use anti sway bars..
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Quite what a spreadsheet has to do with this, God knows.

There's the info in your manual and loads of info on here.

Bin the effing spreadsheet!
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Thanks, My son had done all the research when he purchased his vehicle and trailer to determine real wights for tongue and GCVWR and GVWR.. using that a trailer at 4045 pounds doesn't get to a safe weight..He is very thorough and I trust his insights..he is not saying to not buy it, just giving me the information.
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Get real - a Hyundai Santa Fe Sport diesel automatic can tow 2,000 kg (more for the manual version), that's 4,409 lbs - a Touareg can tow nearly double that at 3,500 kg.

Because the UK has relatively lightweight caravans (travel trailers) mine is only 1,500 kg (3,307 lbs) - but the Touareg tows it like it's not there.

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Thanks, My son had done all the research when he purchased his vehicle and trailer to determine real wights for tongue and GCVWR and GVWR.. using that a trailer at 4045 pounds doesn't get to a safe weight..He is very thorough and I trust his insights..he is not saying to not buy it, just giving me the information.
Sorry, but bin your son too! LOL!!
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