Yeah I read some of those, but I want to know the reason. My Touareg does not have an air suspension system. Perhaps the ban only applies to Touaregs with such a suspension. The more threads I read the more confused I became, which is why I want to know the reason behind the ban and not what some owners choose to do.
Hi Xcentric,It's not complicated. Weight distribution hitches work on leverage and put stresses on parts of the unibody that were not engineered to take the stresses.
Some hitch/trailer/tongue weight/vehicle loading/driving conditions combinations may be okay. Obviously, VW cannot control all the variables. Each variation would have to be TÜV-geprüft/MOT approved, etc., except in places (like many US states) that don't give a damn about safety.
If you feel you need a weight distribution hitch, there's a good chance you are approaching or exceeding design limits and should back off and be reasonable.
Hi Seafarer28,Hi Larry,
ALL VW manuals say not to use a weight distribution system with all versions of the Touareg, you will not find anyone that can tell you WHY VW say that, any and all reasons you may read here and elsewhere are purely the authors opinion and not based on any fact.
Why don't you take the matter up with VW in whatever part of the world you are and share your results with this forum as I know we would all like to know the manufacturers official reason for printing that warning.