If you delve into the airforums dark web much, you’ll come across post after post about tow vehicles, capacities, and tongue weight. My Touareg/23D combo was set up by Can-Am RV Centre in London, Ontario. They’re great at what they do.
The fact that I tow an Airstream with anything less than a Ford F-350 is an affront to some men’s manhood. I get this look all day, every day.
“You’re towing this with what?”
I’ve passed closed weigh stations on this trip, and noticed that the scales seem to be powered up. As I was leaving Arco, ID, on a quiet morning, I thought I’d stop here and see how my rig balanced out.
Turns, out – pretty good.
First, the Touareg’s GVWR/GAWR sticker.
My actual weigh-in:
2,780 Front axle
3,360 Rear Axle
Not too bad.
The Touareg is rated to tow ~7,700lbs. The trailer’s GVWR is 6,000lbs. I’m a little closer in the axle tolerances than I thought, but I have a kayak and Solo stove in the car.