towing a twin axle caravan

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sieb
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towing a twin axle caravan

Post by sieb » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:17 pm

hi everyone
i have just purchased a vw tiguan rline 150 dsg 2018 i brought the car to tow my bailey unicorn twin axle
caravan i was told it would tow just fine (not towed yet out of season) but a few people have said it wont tow its to
small this has concerned me somewhat has anybody got any input the laden weight of my caravan is 1680kg

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Tubemonster
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Re: towing a twin axle caravan

Post by Tubemonster » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:00 pm

It's designed to tow over two tonne!! Check this out
Although the car is a 190PS it wont be that much different in capabilities.
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sieb
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Re: towing a twin axle caravan

Post by sieb » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:04 pm

thanks for that

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Re: towing a twin axle caravan

Post by SGreen679 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:55 pm

I have had 3* mk1 150 DSG Tiguan now and they have been great with my Coachman 580/5 1606kg. I now have the new mk2 150 DSG which should be fine. Like you I have not towed yet but “Towcar” website says it should be fine.
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xtrailman
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Re: towing a twin axle caravan

Post by xtrailman » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:30 pm

I tow 1700 SA with mine. Its rated to tow 2300 kg.
2019 SEL 190ps diesel.

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Re: towing a twin axle caravan

Post by lagerorwine » Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:30 pm

sieb, If you have previous towing experience it should be ok., but its close to the kerb weight of the car, so stability could be compromised. Is it 150 4wd (extra weight) or fwd. It may be rated to tow 2300kg, but that doesn't automatically say its safe to tow that weight at 60mph down the M1 overtaking HGVs.
17 reg, Tiguan 190 DSG 4Motion SEL in Tungsten Silver (matches my hair), with Area View, Towbar, Keyless entry/Elec Tailgate, 4yr warranty , Caravanner

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