Touareg: 2012 V6 FSI
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Cedar Mill, Oregon
Second Vehicle: is not a VW
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Well, the local shop changed the 010000000..0 to 020000000..0 and viola, the trailer brake lights are now working! I know it isn't the full towing package because the tail gate still works when the trailer is attached.
Our trailer is a Trailmanor 3124 weighing about 3200 lbs. I towed it to the Oregon coast for a weekend outing. Home is at 275 ft, the coast is about about sea level, and the coast range of mountains lies between at 1586 ft, so there's a bit of a hill to ascend and descend.
The VR6 Treg handled it well, but not as easily as I had hoped. We were able to climb at 55 mph with 4500 RPM showing on the tach. The outside temperature was in the high 70's and the engine temp stayed at 200 degrees. It was kinda fun watching the Treg downshift to get the torque to maintain speed; with the 8-speed transmission, there are a lot of choices.
Anyone else experience their Treg screaming at high RPM when climbing a hill? Should I be concerned?
Here's the really cool thing: 14.1 MPG. We towed the same trailer with a Volvo XC90 and the best we saw towing was 12.5.