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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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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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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:smile2: You don't do that in reverse:surprise:
 

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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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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.
Just because you don't see it doesn't mean it can't be done. I have towed aircraft in the military for 33 years and have backed them up looking over my shoulder a few times. A center located cab allows one to see the tow bar and it's easy to do.
 

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Just weld a VW tow eye onto the goosneck section which holds your towing ball and screw the assembly it into your bumper, should be strong enough to allow you to manoeuvre your caravan or travel trailer around at slow speed.
How easy is that??


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I have towed aircraft in the military

I used to park Citations in a hanger between 727s. I cannot remember ever doing this while backing the tug and looking over my shoulder.



We would pull them out of the hanger by backing the tug but only for short distance and if we were going to back the Citation into position on the apron.



Over longer distances, we would tow with the aircraft behind the tug.
 

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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:smile2: You don't do that in reverse:surprise:

NEGATIVE.... on everything.

Airport tugs do not have their line of sight obstructed
Comparing pushing a plane away from the gate is hardly relevant to this topic. You're mainly pushing out "into the open" and not snaking your way into tight spaces.
You can only "potentially" see on the drivers side of the trailer if you are travelling forward.... unless you're a giraffe and plan on sticking out your 12ft neck through the passenger side to see what's happening there.
Being 8ft from an 8ft wide box restricts your line of sight much worse than being 14ft away on each side of the vehicle (rough estimation of the outside mirror placement compared to the trailer)

About your wheelbarrow..... where's the "steering" component? Is it at the front or rear compared to your direction of travel?

Bottom line... develop your driving skills people. Backing in is optimal because it allows the quickest steering input\correction as the "pivot point" is the rear axle. You can easily correct your trajectory with a very slight pull forward steering the opposite way if you'be jack-knifed or gotten into a bind.

Nothing beats practicing and understanding how your trailer pivots about its axles. (just like a wheelbarrow) :wink2:
 

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I still wish there was an existing front-mount receiver hitch, there are lots of light weight snow plow options out there these days that use a 2" receiver.

And unlike the towing/pushing front/back discussion, I don't think there's any debate the pushing snow where you can see the plow is better than doing it in reverse...
 

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Just weld a VW tow eye onto the goosneck section which holds your towing ball and screw the assembly it into your bumper, should be strong enough to allow you to manoeuvre your caravan or travel trailer around at slow speed.
How easy is that??


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Maybe leave the dolly wheel in place to take the weight.
 

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Tried searching but didn’t find anything. Is there a way to mount a hitch on front of 2016 Touareg TDI?
If your need for this is always at one particular place then, so you don't have to carry the item around, rather than use one of the front tow points, make up a bar that uses both so you can mount the hitch in the centre (or off-set it if that would be more helpful for your specific requirement) and at the right height for the trailer you want to push, and use two towing eyes to secure it.
 

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Someone on this tread is very reminiscent of Niner:surprise::surprise:
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