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post #11 of 921 Old 05-20-2011
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Pulled this guy out of a deep hole. piece of cake!

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Thats awesome! Reminds me of the 747 bring towed by an Egg on Top Gear
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Trailer is 1100# the rules say the Racecar is 1800#. Tools, Spares, etc another 350#. V10 doesn't know any of it is there!
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About 5500lbs... can hardly feel it - great truck to bpull with
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J27 sailboat

Total package is ~ 5500lbs.. The V6 TDI does great!
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So max weight about 5,700 pounds and tongue weight at about 10% of that for non TDI V8?

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Decided to RTFM and found the following data as I'm going to buy a trailer for some serious fishing (off to get some King salmons in about 10 days) and in July to Kenai for silvers and halibut. Looking at 26 feet to handle me and the kids.

Data I gathered is:

Trailer with brakes: 7,716 lbs

Trailer sans brakes: 1,653 lbs

Tongue weight: 308 lbs (boy that threw me)

Total weight (vehicle + trailer): 14,209 lbs

Can any of you who posted (and others still to) share weight being towed? I'm especially interested in tongue weights.

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Siberian, are you looking at maximums? here are some numbers you need to consider:

Max trailer weight 7716 (lets just talk braked trailers for arguments sake)
GVWR: this is the MAX your Touareg can weigh including itself, passengers, any cargo, fuel and the tongue weight of the trailer. You can find GVWR in the doorjam sticker, its roughly 6900lbs for most touaregs but will vary on engine/options
Payload: this is GVWR less the weight of your Touareg...a VERY important number and not all that hard to exceed...it is more on V6s and less on V10 (weight of the engine is the factor). A typical touareg average is 1100lbs, so that means if you are towing a trailer with tongue weight of 700lbs, you only have 400lbs of people/cargo/etc carrying capacity!
GCVWR: total weight of touareg and all the crap onboard (inlcude tongue weight) + total weight of trailer and all the crap onboard LESS tongue weight.

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A couple of my towing setups...I have a few others which I'll post one of these days
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