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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old August 12th, 2009, 18:36   #1
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I'm about to install a Curt hitch on my '05 TDI wagon, planning to pull a small camping trailer, though not sure which one yet. Thinking of building my own from a small cargo trailer. I'm curious what other people are towing with their TDI's, so post up some picks of your TDI-trailer rig!
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Old August 12th, 2009, 18:42   #2
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more pics in my sig link. 5x8x5 homebuilt trailer

OEM otis hitch. i should mention my max total combined weight (weighed at a truckstop) i've towed was 5500 lbs, so ~2500 total payload (including what i had in the car itself). towed it 1800 mi across country, didn't have any problems, even with the tall .658 gear. had rc3 and 17/22 turbo, at the time
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Old August 12th, 2009, 18:46   #3
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Not mine but another Club member



And mine a few years ago



Second pic is a spoof, in case you're wondering!
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Old August 12th, 2009, 19:49   #4
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This is it!



Sometimes I have two on the back, but this is probably all it will see.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 20:00   #5
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Weight empty 958lbs. Loaded, which it always is 1107lbs.

I need bigger injectors, she lugs up hills.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 20:46   #6
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This is what I do the most towing with - very handy 4x8 tilt bed that takes a beating and keeps on going. Was 6400 lbs gross in this picture.
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I've also got this one which is 8x10 which feels really big for the first few miles until you get used to driving exactly down the center of your lane in a car that's only half as wide as the lane. This picture was only 5500 lbs gross.
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You need to be careful though when it's empty in strong cross winds because it turns into an unstable wing
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I pulled this trailer (empty) and it was very smooth/nice. Thanks again Gary for letting me borrow it!
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I want to buid a new trailer with tandem axles, some form of brakes on the trailer, rails all the way around for tying things down, taller sides and maybe a top for it. Another project I don't have time to do now - someday maybe....
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Old August 12th, 2009, 20:52   #7
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Wow, some of you guys are pulling heavy stuff! Neat to sea a tdi pulling a t@b trailer. I've considered those but thought it might be too much. It actually looks just right behind that Golf!
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Old August 12th, 2009, 21:22   #8
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Ed, This is what I tow. Sorry it is not a TDI.

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Old August 12th, 2009, 21:40   #9
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This is my usual load. 5x8 trailer with my banshee on it. About ~700lbs total. Once I towed an empty 20' double axle car hauler across town when my car was running with the big turbo setup. Had plenty of power but I think the trailer weighed more than the car. Was a little on the sketchy side when turning.




Not a tdi, but at least it's diesel . This is what I pulled with my bone stock 6.5TD 4 weeks ago on a trip to haspin acres in indiana. One samurai, one 81 J10 with an atv in the bed, and 2 atvs in my bed. She did it, but wasn't very happy.... Anything over 60mph and it would kick out of overdrive haha.

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Old August 12th, 2009, 22:38   #10
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And mine a few years ago



Second pic is a spoof, in case you're wondering!
Got you beat:






Haven't towed anything yet. Need to buy a hitch first. Most of my towing duties require a truck however...
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Old August 12th, 2009, 22:46   #11
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Nice leftly

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Sometimes I have two on the back, but this is probably all it will see.
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Old August 13th, 2009, 04:29   #12
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Thanks! It's an awesome rig. I am in love with a 29er now.


In regards to OP, I have a single moto trailer that could tow my motorcycle with. I have yet to wire in the harness, tho...
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Old August 13th, 2009, 08:51   #13
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Why are you guys posting NON tdi tows on a TDI forums? He wants to tow with his tdi.....
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Old August 13th, 2009, 09:06   #14
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NICE! an A4 towing a popup! We're gonna tow a popup with our A5.5
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Old August 13th, 2009, 09:20   #15
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Why are you guys posting NON tdi tows on a TDI forums? He wants to tow with his tdi.....
Because we have A.D.D. and like to B.S.
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