Touareg: 2011 V6 TDI
Join Date: Sep 2011
Second Vehicle: Still looking
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SO 3k miles later I finished up a Colorado, Utah vacation pulling the RV and 2 bikes my Ducati and a 700lbs cruiser...
Weights about the same, RV was 7500lbs now axle weights were nearly the same though
WHOLE SETUP DID AWESOME... 13.5 mpg going to Utah.. 13 from Utah to Colorado
14mpg back to Utah and 9MPG coming into Nevada. (NV had Ridiculous Head winds (up to 40 mph) )
I even had to slow to 50 mph on the flat because the head wind was so significant , it would try to run the truck hot. (plus it was 112* the day we came home)
YES I use a WDH , screw the hearsay on the internet, IT works fine and honestly I wouldn't pull a load this heavy without it.
According to the scales I didn't over gross anything... Tongue weight was 750lbs according to a scale I bought specifically to measure tongue weight.
WDH setup is a necessity, read instructions and do it yourself, trust no one to do it right for you. and do it while the trailer is fully loaded.
honestly the rv pulls better full than empty. Empty the tongue weight is nearly 1000lbs. even with the WD hitch the sag is significant and the tail wags the dog a little. luckily I only use it like that to and from the storage yard (25 miles away)
Bring on any questions...