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Old 05-24-2015, 08:33 PM   #31
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I am also new to RVing, just purchased a New Jayco White Hawk 27DRSL, should roll off assembly line 3rd week of June 2015. Tow Vehicle is a 2012 VW Touareg Diesel. Looking forward to reading the comments and getting pointers. Heading for Cody, WY for 4th of July weekend and than on to Yellow Stone.
I did a quick search for capacities for that vehicle and have some info, but not enough. I found a tow rating of 7700, theoretically adequate for the GVWR of your trailer, but if you bought the optional class III hitch you have a 6000/600tw limit right there. That wheel base pulling a 31' trailer boggles my mind, if no one else's. I have to wonder if your trailer salesman assured you that the VW was adequate. Anyway, do a bit of what is now Monday morning quarterbacking and make your own decision. Oh, yeah. You may want to stop that thing from time to time. Not sure how that'll work out.
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Old 05-24-2015, 08:54 PM   #32
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A 600# tongue weight equates to a TT of aprox 4000# (15%). IMHO a vehicle's max tow capacity has little to do with what you should actually tow.
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Old 05-25-2015, 03:54 PM   #33
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I did a quick search for capacities for that vehicle and have some info, but not enough. I found a tow rating of 7700, theoretically adequate for the GVWR of your trailer, but if you bought the optional class III hitch you have a 6000/600tw limit right there. That wheel base pulling a 31' trailer boggles my mind, if no one else's. I have to wonder if your trailer salesman assured you that the VW was adequate. Anyway, do a bit of what is now Monday morning quarterbacking and make your own decision. Oh, yeah. You may want to stop that thing from time to time. Not sure how that'll work out.
I must admit my jaw dropped a little when I read that as well. I think a VW diesel or the OP's BMW diesel would handle the weight fine and would have the power to pull it but stability will be pretty scary I think. I didn't like driving our 2013 F150 with a 31' foot trailer behind it.

My advice would be to look at much shorter trailers or a hybrid.

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Old 06-07-2015, 10:00 PM   #34
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Thanks for your comments and help.
We decided for a Cruiser RV Viewfinder.
These guys are really loaded and have a great quality.
Btw, ours has the lowest hitch weight I could find. 260 lbs!
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Old 06-07-2015, 10:21 PM   #35
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Those look great. I think you're going to be a lot happier with that setup. Glad you avoided what could have been a bad case of buyer's remorse! Happy Camping!
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Old 06-17-2015, 09:04 PM   #36
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just if anybody wants to know if other RVs than jaycos are on the market

here is our viewfinder signature from cruiser RV

thanks for your help here !!!

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Looks good Sunny. And you'll be towing in comfort.

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Nice rig...I would be interested in how it handles since the GVWR is 7260 lbs and the hitch weight is only 260 lbs. Typically the hitch weight is about 10% - 15% of the GVWR. Please let us know.


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