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Old 12-03-2012, 10:56 AM
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Yeah, well the VW Touareg pulled a 747 too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ALZa1adD5c
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:02 AM
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Yeah, well the VW Touareg pulled a 747 too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ALZa1adD5c
I guess the VW Touareg "should" work just fine too.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:07 AM
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Yeah, well the VW Touareg pulled a 747 too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ALZa1adD5c
I pulled a marina and restaurant with a K1500 suburban

It was only 10 feet, but still it's technically a marina and restaurant

the water level changed and the articulating walkway was underwater.

in the pic below.... walkway in red square, suburban at red dot
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:41 AM
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LOL....luv the multimedia debate...how much weight did they put in the back of toureg 2500lbs to get it to its GVWR? Toureg 4 wheel drive and 8 speed transmission. just sayin' - Ok I can agree if the right tires are purchased....and the trailer get electric assist brakes and OP crew sits in back when taking boat out of water.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:59 AM
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Sorry, not to jack this thread, (I own and did research prior to purchase) but it is really a total joke... The T-Reg used was a V-10 for one, second they added a ton of weight in the rear. Funny, when I questioned the dealer about the tow capacity they directed me to this post, completely out of context on how the vehicle is used in a real life situation. I do have about 800 miles towing my X2 with mine and cannot say anything bad about it's ability to tow.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:04 PM
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Sorry, not to jack this thread, (I own and did research prior to purchase) but it is really a total joke... The T-Reg used was a V-10 for one, second they added a ton of weight in the rear. Funny, when I questioned the dealer about the tow capacity they directed me to this post, completely out of context on how the vehicle is used in a real life situation. I do have about 800 miles towing my X2 with mine and cannot say anything bad about it's ability to tow.
will have to agree with this post. i also have a touareg tdi and it pull my x2 great.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:51 AM
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There is a Huge weight difference between and X2 and X45. I have a Silverdo Z71 and it does and OK job. You know the boat is behind you and your not gonna run faster than 65 -70 mph but it gets the job done for me. X45 is a heavy boat.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:33 PM
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Can a 1/2 do it? Yes
Will a HD do it better? YES!

My 240sc scales at 6600+ equipment + weekend travel gear for a holiday weekend.
I tow with a 2008 GMC 3500 single axle D-max - smooth and effortless towing, stopping and cornering. Trip from KC to Havasu over the mountains and many others was under control and FUN.

I have towed KC to Austin (very flat) with a buddy's 2007 F150 - acceptable but could feel the boat and cringed at the thought of wear on trans. (fortunately my buddy totals vehicles regularly)

Used my father's 2006 GMC 1500 5.2 in a pinch 100 mile tow. It towed "ok", not as well as the ford and I didnt like the pushing feel in corners.
I also originally towed with a 1994 Suburban 1500 which also would get pushed around and was a dog towing.

The sounds like the x45 will be almost 2k heavier with a full load of fuel etc.
The Toy will tow it but prob not like it. Take it easy and make sure the surge brakes work properly!
Be lined up before getting too far down the launch ramp, go SLOW. Quick stops will break traction and the dragging will begin
Have good tires, pick a dry lane and forget about pulling out on a holiday evening after hours of water and oil coat the ramp. Accept when the ramp is too wet and dont look like an azz. Request help for weight in the bed and keep a tow strap handy.

I predict you will try it for a year and be upgrading trucks.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:40 PM
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MY truck is also Lifted and I mean it gets the job done. Its about 80 miles to the dealer form my river house. There are not many Hills in Louisiana so I dont hae much experience with that. If you can get a 2500, Do it!
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