Towing with a tiguan experiences and advice

Meeko

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Hi all

I dont yet have a tiguan but I am planning on buying one in a few months when my lease is up on my current car.

Now I no they have a towing capacity of 2200kg or 2500kg depending on the model of car.

I will be towing a ifor 510 with hopefully 1 horse (15.1hh approx 470kg) and 1 pony (14.1hh approx 450kg).

So the trailer and horses add up to around 1920kg, but to be safe id say 2000kg.


Would any one tow this with a 2200kg model tiguan?? Do people, fuel, tack etc have to be added on to the 2000kg weight already in the trailer?


I do have my b+e license, I took the test about 6 months ago to tow using a friends car.


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Personally no, I'd consider the Touareg/shogan/older Kia/Pathfinder . These were my recent list of considerations.

I don't think 200kg gives you a lot of movement, I worry what if it's wet/muddy/someone forces me to break hard.
 

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If you are buying a brand new one they have reduced the 2200kg to 2000kg but can't really tell me why. I tow with a 15 reg Tiguan, 2 litre 4WD. Ifor505 and 15hh connie and it tows fantastically. I probably wouldn't tow anywhere near my max limit on anything other than slow roads though, I'd be worried about doing 50 odd on a motorway and being hit buy a cross wind with my car towing it's limit.
 

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Do people, fuel, tack etc have to be added on to the 2000kg weight already in the trailer?
I really hope you do not travel people in the trailer !!!!!

stuff in the car goes within the car GVW
stuff in the trailer goes within the plated MAM of the trailer
each has its own seperate weight limits

HB510 is 2584 MAM so you will be limited by the lower towing capacity of the vehicle
 

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I really hope you do not travel people in the trailer !!!!!

stuff in the car goes within the car GVW
stuff in the trailer goes within the plated MAM of the trailer
each has its own seperate weight limits

HB510 is 2584 MAM so you will be limited by the lower towing capacity of the vehicle

Haha, no people will be in the trailer, just horses :)

I wasnt sure if people, fuel, tack etc contributed to the towing weight, clearly it doesnt.
 

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I really hope you do not travel people in the trailer !!!!!

stuff in the car goes within the car GVW
stuff in the trailer goes within the plated MAM of the trailer
each has its own seperate weight limits

HB510 is 2584 MAM so you will be limited by the lower towing capacity of the vehicle

Can you explain this in terms of numbers, I cant quite get my head around it.

The car (according to the internet) has a GVM of 2200kg

Thanks ROG :)
 

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Can you explain this in terms of numbers, I cant quite get my head around it.

The car (according to the internet) has a GVM of 2200kg

Thanks ROG :)
That means when the car is loaded it cannot weigh more than 2200kg

If the car is say 1700 empty/kerb/unladen then 500 can be loaded into the car

The trailer works the same way -
if the trailer is say 1000 empty and had a MAM of 2854 then 1854 can be loaded into it BUT if the towing capacity of the car is only 2000 then only 1000 can be loaded into it
 

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That means when the car is loaded it cannot weigh more than 2200kg

If the car is say 1700 empty/kerb/unladen then 500 can be loaded into the car

The trailer works the same way -
if the trailer is say 1000 empty and had a MAM of 2854 then 1854 can be loaded into it BUT if the towing capacity of the car is only 2000 then only 1000 can be loaded into it



Now that makes so much sense!!
Thanks alot :)
 
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