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Front mounts hitch?

Tried searching but didn’t find anything. Is there a way to mount a hitch on front of 2016 Touareg TDI?
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I dont recall anyone doing this on this model.

Someone went to a specialist tow bar company here in the UK many years ago and got a towball fitted to a Generation 1 Touareg so they could manoeuvre caravans (travel trailers) into tricky sites.

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That’s exactly what I want my front hitch for!
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I don't know of any pre-made solutions.

There have been a few custom mods done for the T1/T2. If you do it, take pictures.

The process is you go to a shop that can do custom fab. They take off the front bumper. They make a custom mount that goes back to the metal frame of the car. They put it all together.
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Thatís exactly what I want my front hitch for!
This is the company the Touareg owner used in the UK.


Some useful pix and ideas perhaps!


https://www.watling-towbars.co.uk/front_towbars.html
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Have you guys ever seen a forklift or any piece of equipment that's designed for tight manuevering? Having the front axle seer is only good for control/stability at high speed. For sharp turns you want the opposite (read rear steer or driving in reverse as you do now).... It's physics.

Take the coin you'd spend on this useless solution and get yourself some driving lessons if you find it difficult. Also, what kind of visibility do you think you will have when your line of sight is completely blocked and your mirrors are pointing the wrong way?

Put reverse cameras on your TT if you can't work with mirrors/spotters
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Have you guys ever seen a forklift or any piece of equipment that's designed for tight manuevering? Having the front axle seer is only good for control/stability at high speed. For sharp turns you want the opposite (read rear steer or driving in reverse as you do now).... It's physics.

Take the coin you'd spend on this useless solution and get yourself some driving lessons if you find it difficult. Also, what kind of visibility do you think you will have when your line of sight is completely blocked and your mirrors are pointing the wrong way?

Put reverse cameras on your TT if you can't work with mirrors/spotters

While I agree with you, there are some benefits with having the steering near the front wheels. If you've ever used a tow hook on the front of a pickup truck to move something heavy (like a giant block of concrete with a chain wrapped around it), then you'll understand the benefit of steering a trailer directly with the front wheels.


I've backed the 24' car trailer with both a long chassis full size pickup and the Touareg. I find the pickup easier in certain circumstances. One of them being backing in a straight line... the Touareg with its shortness and fast rate steering can be a little tricky to keep a(n) (8.5' wide) trailer straight, not to mention seeing around the trailer. But as you said some backup cameras help (is there a good way to wire them into the Touareg?). I was taught a trick to put your hand at the 6 o'clock position of the wheel. Move your hand right the trailer goes right, move your hand left the trailer goes left. It works in a pinch. Then again backing up is a learned skill, the more you do it, the easier it gets. I've frequently found pulling forward several feet and starting over is the easiest way. Eventually you can pick your turn points and put the trailer right were you want it.



I'm not sure how much a front hitch would help but it would be nice to have a place to mount a winch etc....
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Have you guys ever seen a forklift or any piece of equipment that's designed for tight manuevering? Having the front axle seer is only good for control/stability at high speed. For sharp turns you want the opposite (read rear steer or driving in reverse as you do now).... It's physics.

Take the coin you'd spend on this useless solution and get yourself some driving lessons if you find it difficult. Also, what kind of visibility do you think you will have when your line of sight is completely blocked and your mirrors are pointing the wrong way?

Put reverse cameras on your TT if you can't work with mirrors/spotters

Watch operations on a airport apron for a while. They never push an aircraft with a tug in reverse. The tug is always facing the aircraft and pushing forwards.


Having a towball at the front makes parking a trailer of any description a whole lot easier. You can see exactly where the trailer is going without looking in rear vision mirrors as you are looking through the windscreen.


It is just like pushing a wheelbarrow You don't do that in reverse

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As above, with a front mounted towball/hitch you can position caravans/travel trailers/boat trailers precisely and quickly and, often, without any need in confined spaces for a banksman as what's happening to the trailer being moved is directly in your sightlines right in front of you which is why site operators will often have a 4x4 with both front and rear hitches so they have a choice.

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So what kind of front mount hitch are we asking about here? a 2" receiver tube? a winch mount plate? or tow hooks (I've seen tow hooks mentioned in other posts).
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