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  1. Off-Roading & Towing
    Hey guys, I just got a 2010 TDI Touareg! I'm trying to find an aftermarket hitch that's properly rated, but the only ones I keep coming across are the 6k Curt ones. For now I'm just planning haul bikes around so that's not a big deal, but down the road I want to actually be able to tow a trailer...
  2. Off-Roading & Towing
    Hi, We have recently purchased a 2020 TDI Touareg and I am wanting to know if anyone has had airbag suspension added to their vehicles for towing purposes. Has it helped with levelling the car whilst towing a dual-axel caravan? I have spoken to the dealer and they have suggested speaking to...
  3. Off-Roading & Towing
    We just got our first Treg, my Vw mech. checked the VIN and said it’s pre-wired for towing. I ordered the hitch, mount, ball, 7 pin connector. What is the best brake controller to install ? (My wife wants to start pulling big cargo trailers and is now looking at Air Streams. I may have...
  4. Australia & New Zealand
    A summary of what you should expect from your Touareg when the correct towing module is installed. Happy to append to this if I have missed something! The genuine VW tow modules does the following: Disables side assist (blind spot warning - this uses part of the rear sensors) This function...
  5. Off-Roading & Towing
    Hi, new to the forum. Have just purchased a 2012 and need to put a towbar (for a horse float). I have seen a few older posts about the different types genuine vs HR and wiring issues etc. I have a redarc brake unit from my old car. Can you tell me what the best option is and costs near Sydney...
  6. Classifieds
    Looking to purchase an OEM trailer hitch for a 2010 Touareg. https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-volkswagen-audi-parts/touareg-trailer-hitch-kit/7l0092105ua/
  7. Off-Roading & Towing
    I'm new to the forum and new to RVing. The Furrion back-up camera on my Grand Design Imagine 2150 only works intermittently (two seconds of a low signal strength image then ~30 secs. of no image) with the monitor in my 2016 TDI. Furrion says their products have this problem with many foreign...
  8. Classifieds
    I bought the kit from the dealer for my 2011, but sold the vehicle before installing it. Paid $398, Asking $300 OBO. Brand new. Has only been taken out of the box for pictures. Thanks for looking.
  9. Off-Roading & Towing
    Hi all I am a new owner of a 2015 Treg tdi Lux. Love it so far and am just getting it set up to tow my little Casita camper 17ft about 3500lbs loaded. Just added a Redarc controller. (will post pics if anyone is interested as it was a tricky install) Question about the factory specs on the...
  10. Classifieds
    I designed and built a Hitch receiver that can be mounted through tow hooks. Receiver is 2". Look at the pictures to get an idea. I did not test it for towing, and using it will be at your own risk. However it might be suitable for Class I towing capacity. It will also work with any bike rack...
  11. Off-Roading & Towing
    Hey gang! We're brand new here. And, of course, have more than a few questions. We bought our '16 Touareg, V6 Exec, with the main purpose of pulling a travel trailer, given its large 7,716 lbs. of towing capability! We've just purchased a TT that is under the Touareg's max tow limit, but, is...
  12. Classifieds
    Hi, I am low on options, so I thought I would post this here. I'm looking to hire someone (preferably someone who has had experience installing one of these) in the OC / LA area to install my wiring harness for the tow package. My treg didn't come with a tow package installed (ie, no...
  13. Drivers Lounge
    I am towing a 6500# travel trailer that has a 600+ tongue weight with my touareg and using electric brake controller and weight distribution hitch but the suspension is still a bit lower in the rear and up in the front for my comfort, I am told a common way to fix this situation is with coil...
  14. General Maintenance & Repair
    I'm planning to install an OEM hitch and OEM towing electronics on my 2012 V6. Can someone provide a link to a video that shows how to remove the interior trim panels in the right of the cargo area?
  15. Off-Roading & Towing
    I went to my RV dealer looking for a travel Trailor. I do have the Trailor wiring installed on my car. He informed me that I must add an electric brake control in my vehicle. He was sayng that if I have this additional electric brake control added to my car it would void the warranty. Does...
  16. Off-Roading & Towing
    My TDI did a great job with a J/80. Total trailer weight was around 5k, plus four pax in the car. The real story is about the drag of all the rigging, etc. Managed 15mpg r/t between LA and San Diego. Just set the cruise at 65 and watched the miles tick by. Also, totally unscientific: But...
  17. First Time Towing

    First Time Towing

    First time towing with the Touareg, rented a trailer and loaded up with just over 200 sqft of sod.
  18. 2007 V10 Tdi Off-road Grey, Teak Interior

    2007 V10 Tdi Off-road Grey, Teak Interior

    Magnets not stickers, so as to keep value! Love the pulling power! Cant even feel a 22' boat!
  19. 2007 V10 Tdi Off-road Grey, Teak Interior

    2007 V10 Tdi Off-road Grey, Teak Interior

    Magnets not stickers, so as to keep value! Love the pulling power! Cant even feel a 22' boat!
  20. Off-Roading & Towing
    I ended up getting the Freedom Express 282BHDS, which has a GVWR of 7700lbs, and dry weight of 5800lbs. The tongue weight is roughly 730lbs, but I have a weight distribution/balancing system on the hitch, which seems to help a lot. This trailer is 28 feet long (the actual trailer), and 3 feet...
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