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Old 03-09-2015, 09:40 PM   #15
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Well, that tow limit really limits the trailer... no matter the brand!
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:58 PM   #16
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And to be honest the big foots are too brown for my liking. I swear trailer designers are blind!!!


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Sounds as if you are looking for a white moulded fiberglass interior. Have you thought of doubling your budget and going for an Oliver?
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Old 03-09-2015, 10:37 PM   #17
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If I was going to double my budget I would get an Oliver or an Airstream


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Old 03-09-2015, 10:53 PM   #18
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Think it best you select the trailer you desire first and then get the tow vehicle that is capable of safely and comfortably towing it.
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:15 AM   #19
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You can get a great used Escape or new Scamp fifth wheel for that budget. In fact, it would allow for a bit of a decorating budget if you chose a used Scamp but check out your tow weights in the real world article to ensure you have the power.

You sound like you will want to have that cushion of $$ to really make your RV feel like home! A bit of new custom flooring, paint, or really beautiful fabric on the cushions will make your RV the castle you want it to be. Ask me how I know.....planning my redo on our new to us baby even as we speak!
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Old 03-10-2015, 06:24 AM   #20
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Yes it 2250lbs with a braked trailer! 1500lbs without.

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Good day Mom2philip.. I would double check your numbers. There is sometimes confusion with lbs and kg's. Is the rating 2,250 in lbs or kg's???

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Old 03-10-2015, 06:33 AM   #21
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It says pounds not KG. It's 2200 though just checked. Not sure why the dealership said 2250.


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Old 03-10-2015, 07:19 AM   #22
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OK, sounds good.. It was worth checking out. Just didn't want to see someone spend 20 or 30,000 dollars upgrading a vehicle because of a clerical error or misprint.
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:20 AM   #23
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Golly Gosh, we just went through the discussion about Tiguan towing limits, and several attempts to confuse kg.s for lbs. not three weeks ago.


Unless one is buying European vehicle versions to tow with in Europe, looking at those specifications does nothing but add confusion to a stressful subject.


Me thinks that the o.p. may need to rethink their TV, or seriously downsize before proceeding.
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:30 AM   #24
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It has been almost 6 weeks since the Tiguan Towing Topic was discussed by those currently present, here's is a refresher link:
new to here


See Posts #27 & 28
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Old 03-10-2015, 10:38 AM   #25
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In Saskatchewan:
A front bath 1500, (4500) $21K cdn aparently:
2014 Trillium 1500LAV | RVs, motorhomes | Saskatoon | Kijiji

A front dinette 1500, (4500) less then the front bath unit, I assume:
2014 Trillium 1500 | RVs, motorhomes | Saskatoon | Kijiji
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:16 AM   #26
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Just to throw in a wild card, If I had a budget of $25000 Cdn, I would consider an older motor home. Of course, This would be contingent upon the distance you would be travelling each year, and storage available. If you have room to store a trailer you likely have room to store a modest motor home. My reasons for considering a motor home are:
Many older motor homes are available at a very reasonable cost.
Many of the older motor homes have relatively low mileage on them.
Most of the older motor homes are completely self contained.
The Tiguan could be a tow behind.

The downsides:
Insurance costs would be much higher.
Fuel costs would be much higher.

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Old 03-10-2015, 11:59 AM   #27
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I gotta say, I moved out of "Older Motorhomes" (Toyota Based at that) because they were getting OLDER.


As most motorhomes are stick-built, the chances, unless you get a rare "Happy Daze" or even rarer molded fiberglass coach, that water and structural coach damage will always be a major concern. Low odometer mileage, meaning mostly parked, leads to a whole lot of expensive problems like hardened transmission seals, cracked brake lines, rotted tires (Very $$$ for 6) aged out appliances, and driving something that may not be all that enjoyable down the road at 6-8MPG.


Need I say, Older Motorhomes are a self described money pit. I tried that twice with American chassis and about 5+ times with Toyota chassis and don't think that I will ever go back.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:02 PM   #28
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More Trillium 1500, (4500) links:
Trillium 2014 Sidekick 1500
Trillium RV Inventory

Looks like the correct weight.
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