Club Touareg Forum banner
1 - 15 of 15 Posts

·
Registered
2007 Touareg tdi, air suspension, etc
Joined
·
142 Posts
Written for Europe. Towing is treated very differently there and in addition, it takes the winter conditions into account. If you consider that you don't need any extra tests here to tow without speed restrictions, irrespective of conditions, it's understandable that some countries are more aware of the potential outcomes.

Just had new neighbours move in, clearly they have some business that has light trucks and large trailers and they provided no end of entertainment trying to reverse the trailers into their double width driveway. Hopefully it will get better.
 

·
Registered
2016 MY17 V6 TDI Canyon Gray Metallic
Joined
·
355 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Written for Europe. Towing is treated very differently there and in addition, it takes the winter conditions into account. If you consider that you don't need any extra tests here to tow without speed restrictions, irrespective of conditions, it's understandable that some countries are more aware of the potential outcomes.

Just had new neighbours move in, clearly they have some business that has light trucks and large trailers and they provided no end of entertainment trying to reverse the trailers into their double width driveway. Hopefully it will get better.
Hi Tiliqua --- OH ! you mean like me, Caravan Park's afternoon entertainment, my problem is getting it close enough to the slab that the missus does not break an ankle.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
554 Posts
I have finally read most of my "Drivers Handbook" and look what I found
a very interesting VW Warning !!!!!! Has anyone else noticed it any comments
The book has some entertaining parts and so many disclaimers, denial of responsibilities and other warnings that it has become a tome.
I AM IMPRESSED by your determination to read the hand book! o_O
 

·
Registered
2016 MY17 V6 TDI Canyon Gray Metallic
Joined
·
355 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
The book has some entertaining parts and so many disclaimers, denial of responsibilities and other warnings that it has become a tome.
I AM IMPRESSED by your determination to read the hand book! o_O
Gidday Grant - I Considered it Covid Bedtime reading :giggle::giggle: besides I needed a giggle.
 

·
Registered
2007 Touareg tdi, air suspension, etc
Joined
·
142 Posts
Hi Tiliqua --- OH ! you mean like me, Caravan Park's afternoon entertainment, my problem is getting it close enough to the slab that the missus does not break an ankle.
Her ankle, your neck. It's the dream motivation tool, self preservation. If you were entrepreneurial you'd have tickets printed. Gotta make the most of every opportunity.
 

·
Registered
2008 7L 3.0L V6 tdi Atacama Grey
Joined
·
16 Posts
a very interesting VW Warning !!!!!! Has anyone else noticed it any comments View attachment 253079
a very interesting VW Warning !!!!!! Has anyone else noticed it any comments View attachment 253079
You might also be interested in the extract of the manual that says DONT LOWER TYRE PRESSURES for SAND DRIVING - at least in the 2008 handbook for a 7L 3.0 V6 tdi.
This is odd and wrong.
At 18-20 psi its completely unboggable in dry sand !!
 

·
Registered
2016 MY17 V6 TDI Canyon Gray Metallic
Joined
·
355 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
You might also be interested in the extract of the manual that says DONT LOWER TYRE PRESSURES for SAND DRIVING - at least in the 2008 handbook for a 7L 3.0 V6 tdi.
This is odd and wrong.
At 18-20 psi its completely unboggable in dry sand !!
My 2017 book says the same...
 

·
Registered
2007 Touareg tdi, air suspension, etc
Joined
·
142 Posts
You might also be interested in the extract of the manual that says DONT LOWER TYRE PRESSURES for SAND DRIVING - at least in the 2008 handbook for a 7L 3.0 V6 tdi.
This is odd and wrong.
At 18-20 psi its completely unboggable in dry sand !!
Accepting that manuals are usually written for the lowest common denominator, it is probably good advice. Highly experienced drivers will always make their own choices with some knowledge of the consequences while no experience places a lot of onus on the manual.
The experienced know that with reduced pressure comes reduced load capacity, you can overheat your tyres with a little speed and roll them off the rim easily. Driving on muddies in the sand is dodgy too. Looking at many that drive on the sand on school holidays for example and you'll see all those traits being displayed all too often. Where do you draw the line for the inexperienced? At one time stuff up and you get called a dick, now it's handbags at 5 paces with litigation because the manual said you can do this. Todays 4WD are pretty lardy which never helps. In the end Physics always wins.
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
Top