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Old 05-24-2014, 07:58 PM   #29
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The majority of posts are repeats, true for answers as well.

That is a good sign, it means new members and new people interested in Fiberglass trailers seeking knowledge.

Encouraging questions is important for all.

Wayne thanks for the article. For me the thread though a repeat in part contains new information.
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:17 PM   #30
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For sure. Newbies are entering the fray on a regular basis and proven, quality info can be of great value.
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Old 05-24-2014, 11:27 PM   #31
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TDI towing with DSG

I am not warning but encouraging owner to learned how to drive DSG transmission because it is not just shifting to D andforgetaboutit. The potential of driving your TV with TT safely and smothly is so instant as if your TT knows your next move e.g. downhill without safely applying brake from your D, flick the shift with your pinky to manual and downshift it will shift to the next lower gear w/o gear thug or jerk to the TT as well as TV. the transition is so smoth that you feel your next move and are under control at which time your brake is in reserved mode and is in the cooler side. You never burned your brake rotor this way. Another example of DSG sports mode ,two finger shift, freeway entrance plus VW turbo .
You can place yourself in your intended lane in a bliss with your TT.
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Golf TDI, Diesel, and standard. What's not to like? I might get the service manual and see if I think I could change the timing belt. Never had a diesel before. I am assuming that the fuel system is a littel bit different.

Might make a good daily driver as well.
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With all due respect sir, Very True, all or many posts are repeat. You know why? The answer that were given are very open ended and not decisive. It is just going to war giving your one soldier a rifle and other soldier the ammo. Roger that over and out.
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With all due respect sir, Very True, all or many posts are repeat. You know why? The answer that were given are very open ended and not decisive. It is just going to war giving your one soldier a rifle and other soldier the ammo. Roger that over and out.
Huh??? I don't understand the analogy.....

Actually I vote for repeated threads being due to new members joining in with those burning question(s) for which they seek answers.

With as many opinions that are available, it's seems "Decisive" answers would suggest a unanimous agreement, something that, fortunately, is not oft found hereabouts.

Again, this is an "Opinion Mill".
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You can place yourself in your intended lane in a bliss with your TT.
I would agree. There are a number of Golf owners here and on the Airforms.com that are towing with Golfs. Edmund's review states....
"Outstanding cabin materials and construction; fuel-efficient diesel engine; spacious hatchback body style; refined driving dynamics."

I have owned and/or driven a number of German cars. They have a very solid feel and drive/handle so well. All goodness when it comes to being used as a tow vehicle.
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Never had a diesel before. I am assuming that the fuel system is a littel bit different.
But not as different as the ignition system....

And on the subject of towing and Europe, what Can-Am do would be illegal here - I make no comment on whether what they do is good or bad, just that this sort of freedom to do what you want does not exist in Europe.
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But not as different as the ignition system....

And on the subject of towing and Europe, what Can-Am do would be illegal here - I make no comment on whether what they do is good or bad, just that this sort of freedom to do what you want does not exist in Europe.
For sure.... WDH's are not sold in Europe.

The technology with regards to towing is much more advanced on this side of the pond. Here the use of a WDH has been turned into a fine art as well as the use of electric and electric disc brakes. Off shore towing technology is very basic has and has a lot of catching up to do. FYI Can Am has a world wide reputation for putting safety as a priority.
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But not as different as the ignition system....

And on the subject of towing and Europe, what Can-Am do would be illegal here - I make no comment on whether what they do is good or bad, just that this sort of freedom to do what you want does not exist in Europe.
It seems to me that Canada is both less litigious, and less regulated then most places. Canadians are not typically very nationalistic, well at least not in a bragging kind of way, but I think the above statement is made possible by the character of Canadians as a whole. We are, in my opinion, less confrontational and more practical then most cultures. So, when someone does something out side the box, it is tolerated as long as no one gets hurt. When someone does inevitably get hurt, we all learn something, and move on.

I suspect that Can-Am represents years of the distillation of that learning process. I love the fact that we are still allowed, maybe even encouraged, to think outside the box. I am a Canadian patriot. We exist in large numbers, but we typically don't make a bid deal of it.
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With the Original Poster in mind, it seems that Can AM has done the most TDI towing, successfully towing trailers larger than the original poster's trailer. To me that makes Can Am a good potential source of information.

As to Can Am, I appreciate their articles and videos, there seems to be too few sources for information on tow vehicles. I always find info I can't find anywhere else in NA.

In Europe they compare vehicles as tow vehicles, selecting the best each year. Comparing them by manufacturer's specs and functional test.

There's much information available, sometimes hard to find.

To the Original Poster there is also information to be had by searching the Internet, definitely the magic of the age.
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Towing with VW Jetta TDI

So I finally remembered this thread and the other thread at the same to post over something I found.

Here's the video review of the car;




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Lets not kid ourselves about the Jetta being a German made car..both of our TDI originated in Mexico. German engineering yes, for the North American market. I will tow our teardrop or utility trailer but not a Scamp or similar.

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Thank You Brian for that very candid and telling post.....Needless to say, I'm with you on that.

Unless they are shipping Jetta's from Pueblo to Germany, it kinda throws cold water on some of the Euro vs. NA claims doesn't it?
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