Originally Posted by camping_mama
Thanks Janet. What are you pulling with the Toureg? The person I purchased my Bigfoot
from towed it with a Grand Cherokee and said it worked well, so I imagine the Toureg's wheel base can handle it (though obviously the longer Tundra would be preferable in that sense).
I've towed a 16 foot scamp
(2000 lbs), a 19 foot airstream (2400 lbs) and a 26 foot airstream (3800 lbs). I prefer towing with the Touareg with the smaller trailers and while I've towed the 26 footer with the vw, it's not comfortable. The weight
is no issue but the wheel base makes towing in high winds in my part of the world uncomfortable.
My Touareg is a 2008 and newer ones are much lighter weight
- I imagine this might change road feel. For me the deal breakers would be cost of the rig and the additional stuff you might want to pack that would traditionally go in your Tow Rig.
Do you carry fire wood, generators (and fuel) propane
stoves or fires, inner tubes, dogs, kids, wet or muddy stuff, fishing gear, kayaks, bikes, etc? Some of these items are better in the bed of a truck. Otoh, the Kayak is better on the Touareg. Lots to consider.....