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Old 03-26-2013, 05:11 AM   #21
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Here is a link on YouTube to 5th gear setting up and pulling the the 747

Fifth Gear: VW Touareg Tows A 747 - YouTube

Probably a lot like the setup for Toyota towing the shuttle.

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PS; And a little bonus for you Duramax folks http://youtu.be/k62gW3Se5e0
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:16 AM   #22
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Here is a link on YouTube to 5th gear setting up and pulling the the 747

Fifth Gear: VW Touareg Tows A 747 - YouTube

Probably a lot like the setup for Toyota towing the shuttle.

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PS; And a little bonus for you Duramax folks VW Touareg V10 TDI Vs. Chevy Duramax Bumper pull - YouTube
Wow Wow Wow...... Thnx SilverGhost and franscesca for posting. That vehicle is amazing. Brings new meaning to the phrase "under rated".
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:06 AM   #23
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Towing the 747 is one thing, stopping it is another! Thrust reversers rule!

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Old 03-26-2013, 11:34 AM   #24
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That trailer looks suspiciously like something designed and built in Everett, WA. Well, here is a JEEP and a So Cal product:



WARNING: A bird flies toward the end, but I still think the video is funny.

And this is without a towbar.


Love it, Roger- including the bird! I'm still laughin'...

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Old 05-23-2013, 11:08 AM   #25
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So I found this video over in one of the other forums I frequent. It was posted in the same discussion as a member who tows a 16' Bambi AirSteam with his new Golf. Here is the thread BTW He does have a WDH, but I'm not sure which one.



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Well he must be OK, afterall: A) world renound CanAm did the hitch and gave it's blessings and The owner stated that he "Tested" it for sway in an empty parking lot and C) It's his first tow ,so he doesn't have to know what's right.....

My question: How did he get up to a towing speed of 100kph AND have an 18 wheel semi pass him at 130 kpm, so he could do a real world sway evaluation in that parking lot?????



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Old 05-23-2013, 11:27 AM   #27
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Jason you do realize that the new Golf's will be built in Mexico now - a real game changer as they say!
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My suggestion would be to ban further towing capacity discussions.

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Old 05-23-2013, 11:54 AM   #29
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My suggestion would be to ban further towing capacity discussions.

Better idea would be ban Internet Trolls -who we seem to have a few of these days,

Whats Is an Internet Troll:

"An internet 'troll' is an abusive or obnoxious user who uses shock value to promote arguments and disharmony in online communities. Named after the wicked troll creatures of children's tales, an internet troll is someone who stirs up drama and abuses their online anonymity by purposely sowing hatred, bigotry, racism, mysogyny, or just simple bickering between others. Trolls like a big audience, so they frequent blog sites, news sites, discussion forums, and game chat. Trolls thrive in any environment where they are allowed to make public comments."
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Took down my "serious" response to the VW Golf post...what was I thinking????

This is a "Jokes, Stories, and Tall Tales" thread, folks!

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Old 05-23-2013, 01:32 PM   #31
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LOL Francesca we and others may simple be trying to have a laugh but unfortunately we have a few posters here with their own agendas who just cant pass up on such an opportunity.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:46 PM   #32
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Har de har har.
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:08 PM   #33
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So I found this video over in one of the other forums I frequent. It was posted in the same discussion as a member who tows a 16' Bambi AirSteam with his new Golf. Here is the thread BTW He does have a WDH, but I'm not sure which one.



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Jason, wow, thnxs for posting. I have always been a fan of good handling smallish cars and the diesel VW Golf seems to work great with trailer in tow.

Last year well known naturalist David Suzuki traveled across Canada in a VW Golf TDI/trailer combo. There was a one hour special about the trip on the tube. No question about it. The Golf's perform. The 30+ MPG when towing is nothing to laugh at either.
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My question: How did he get up to a towing speed of 100kph AND have an 18 wheel semi pass him at 130 kpm, so he could do a real world sway evaluation in that parking lot?????
Who "he" ?

Never mind- the answer's the same regardless, but you'll have to watch "Back to the Future" to find out what it is...

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. . . Or we could all go over to Chat and hide in plain sight tee hee hee. So cute! Carol, I notice Mr. Gil doesn't include misandry in his seed catalog??

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FGRV has "chat" ??? Live "chat"????

Why wasn't I informed?

Wait...don't answer that.

Never mind!

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VW 2.0 TDI has a towing capacity of 1500kg (3300 lb).
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VW 2.0 TDI has a towing capacity of 1500kg (3300 lb).
With the right setup by the right outfit, Tim, the TDI can tow the same unit as the Touareg in my threadstarter, here reproduced in case you missed it...

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Not all trolling is done off the back of a boat.
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VW 2.0 TDI has a towing capacity of 1500kg (3300 lb).
That is amazing considering that rating is based on towing a trailer without a WDH.

I believe some modern mini vans have a 2,000lb tow limit when used without a WDH.
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