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post #1 of 23 Old 08-29-2008 Thread Starter
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V6 Towing

What experiences has anyone had towing a 4000# boat/trailer with the V6. Is this motor capable of doing a fair job towing?? Is there anything special that I should be aware of towing with the touareg. Of course the trailer lighting was an issue that has been resolved by reprogramming the computer.
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Moved to the appropriate forum.

Do a search and you'll see many people (myself included) who have towed plenty of heavy stuff with a V6.

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You should be fine... just don't expect to break any land-speed records

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Towed a 4200# Airstream trailer around for over a year, my V6 did just fine, and that was in Colorado pulling passes. A little breathless in the higher and steeper passes, but fine.


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I've been towing my 23' Malibu, which is 3900 lbs, all summer with my '08 V6. No problems at all. I just wish I had the air susp.
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i tow a 21' center console in vermont on interstate up and down mt's w/ v-6
4th gear 70 mph up the hill
maybe 10mpg
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I hate to beat a dead horse, but I'm new to Touaregs, and VW's for that matter. I am looking at purchasing a CPO Touareg. I would love a TDI, but am unsure if I NEED one. The heaviest load would be a 12ft steel trailer (roughly 1200lbs) with 2 utility quads (650lbs a peice). So I'm looking at 2500lbs for a few hundred miles. What can I expect out a V6? Both gas, and TDI. Thanks in advance
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You won't feel 2500lbs behind a Touareg powered by any engine. Its a very light load.

As you go up in engine power you'll get better acceleration...same as you would without a trailer.

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Great, thanks for the info!
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Towed 4800 pounds travel trailer with my Touareg 2011 v6 fsi yesterday. Mostly flat terrain not a lot of wind. Obviousely 8th gear was out of question. In 7th, pedal to the floor was able to accelerate to around 90-95 km/h at about 2100RPM. In 6th could go up to 110km/h at around 26000RPM and didn't try going any faster really. I wonder whether it would be acceptable to tow long distances once in a while like that? What is a good RPM range for the v6?
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